Cable Trail

HARD 57 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

camping
9 days ago

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

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

Worth the challenge.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 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!

4 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.

5 months ago

6 months ago

hiking
7 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.

hiking
8 months ago

You start off hiking, then your rock climbing. But once you reach the bottom, its well worth it. ;)

hiking
8 months ago

Its amazing I'm not going to spoil it but it's easy once you get down a certain part definitely try it though

hiking
8 months ago

Great view of falls from the bottom!!!

8 months ago

9 months ago

It was worse going down than coming back up. The view at the bottom was well worth the climb down. The falls were barely running.. but still worth it..

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Somewhat challenging but definitely worth it. Certain parts of trail you will not be able to hold on to cable. It was easier going up if you could believe it. Awesome view at the bottom.

hiking
11 months ago

Absolutely stunning! Everything you could want in a trail and waterfall(s). Little known fact, these falls were filmed in the 1994 Jungle Book ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF-e8yveajw )