Cable Trail

HARD 65 reviews

Cable Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spencer, Tennessee that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
52 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no dogs

hiking
8 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

6 days ago

To short to call a hike but a great place to swim and nice waterfall.

hiking
25 days ago

My friends and I hiked this once--very difficult and rewarding lol.

1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

There are two waterfalls into a swimming hole at the end of this trail so don't forget to bring your swimwear. It's definitely worth the climb down which gets a little daunting during the rain.
Some places might be a little too sketchy for kids or older folks as you need to have sufficient reach and flexibility while descending.

hiking
1 month ago

camping
2 months ago

Exciting trail with a great end point, nice swimming hole.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

A great trail for those wanting a little more than a casual walk.

3 months ago

Worth the challenge.

4 months ago

Beautiful!! Short, a bit difficult, but well worth it!

4 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This trail was totally worth it. I didn't want to do it at first but my brother talking me in to it! You can't use the cable the whole way down but use it when you can reach it. We made use of the tree's roots the majority of the way down, easy to grip and hold yourself. Definitely a must do! Not sure it's it's great for kids or not, supervise them!

6 months ago

One of my favorite trails!! It's short but very intense so it keeps your heart pumping! I take my kids (7 & 9) but they need A LOT of help getting up and down. Be prepared to rock climb for part of the trail. There's a gorgeous waterfall at the bottom for swimming and cliff jumping. And if you want to get in a couple more miles, you can hike down river.

6 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

This was our first hike in Tennessee and it was amazing! The views were beautiful, but I was not prepared for this trail. We thought we were at a different one.