Clemmer Trail

MODERATE 93 reviews
#8 of 113 trails in

Clemmer Trail is a 12 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Reliance, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.0 miles
2,693 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers




Heading west on 64 from Turtletown, TN or Ocoee Whitewater Center, make the first right after passing through the Ocoee Gorge. Then make first left. Park, then follow signs for waterfall.

8 days ago

had time for about half, fairly easy up hill, ran water off the trail pretty well considering the rain at the time. convenient to do along with other activities.

3 months ago

Very good trail to spend an hour or two in nature with the family or all day covering the loops.

6 months ago

8 months ago


8 months ago

Relatively easy hike to Benton Falls and back. The rocks on the trail were challenging and hurt after a full five hour hike. Shared the trail with mountain bikers.

10 months ago

We loved it!!

10 months ago

Trail was cleared with gradual slope. Basically it is a forest access road. Biggest problem with the trail are the 3 to 5 inch rocks on the lower end. The rocks are loose and make downhill difficult especially after a long day of hiking.

11 months ago


We started on Scenic Spur trail, and then somehow ended up on Clemmer Trail, so we never made it to the first small waterfall. Saw a few signs along the way, but don't know how we got off the original trail. The first two miles is uphill, so take it slow. The trail path itself is nice and wide, and we could walk side by side for the majority of it.

It was a really great trail the whole way to the top, which put us at Benton Falls, and that waterfall was simply amazing! It's an absolutely beautiful sight to see. We sat on a big rock and had a picnic there. There were a good amount of people at the waterfall, as it was a Saturday, but the trail itself was lightly trafficked.

We passed a few mountain bikers on the way up and down. Make sure to listen for them, as they come around the corners extremely fast. We moved completely off the trail to let them go by. They come down there so fast that there's no way that they would be about to stop or avoid a hiker.

Round trip, we clocked 10.2 miles, and it took us 5 hours from start to finish. We took our time, stopped many times to take pictures, had lunch, etc. Couldn't of asked for a prettier day, and thoroughly enjoyed this hike!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Fun trail!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One of my favorites in the area!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

This is a nice trail. I made it to the first waterfall, Rainbow Falls. they are beautiful falls. I waded the creek, on the first crossing. I managed to cross on the rocks, on the second, crossing.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great trail for kids with expansion available for a full day of hiking. The falls are lovely, especially after a day of rain. Note that there are two creeks to pass to reach the falls. Enjoy!

mountain biking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Definitely worth your time to do this trail if in the area.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Extremely beautiful. A great place to escape and just be with nature. Not very rigorous but it was a nice little hike.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Clemmer Trail is family friendly to the falls and back. Additional loops and trail extensions can add to the day for more adventurous hikers.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Great hike. Beautiful scenery and the falls are a beauty.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

nice easy trail. mostly flat with two Creek crossings.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Trail closed due to fires. No re-open date determined. :-(

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Took the whole family oldest was 42 and youngest that could walk was 2 1/2. We enjoyed playing in the creek and waterfalls at end of trail. Even put the hammocks up. Great hike, will definitely go again.

Friday, August 19, 2016

First set of falls are great.. but if you do the hard climb up to the 2nd set.. it's for sure worth it. Wear great supporting hiking boots.. the rocks are very slippery. over all a great hike. loved it!

Sunday, August 07, 2016

well worth the hike to play at the waterfalls

Saturday, June 25, 2016

It was an easy trail and a lot of fun. However finding the waterfall was not as easy as the trail because the signs were unclear about having to cross the river (which you have to cross twice to continue on the trail, once at the bottom and again in the middle).Overall it's a great hike.

Saturday, June 04, 2016


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Hike was great. Only made it to the first waterfall. We heard there is another one higher up. Dogs did great!!! Beer will taste great today

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Great time!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It was so amazing! and a great hike up :) I would totally do it again!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Me and my niece went to the waterfall yesterday. It was a beautiful little hike. The creek crossings were fun because it was super cold. The waterfalls were absolutely gorgeous. On the way back, my niece got sideswiped by a snake, and as I was checking her to make sure she wasn't bit, there were two more within 3 ft of us. I believe that we were smack dab in the middle of a snake den. She was terrified, so I had to piggy back her out of that trail. NOT FUN!! I would advise to carry a hiking stick just to be on the safe side. Another great thing is that I had cell service throughout the whole trail. (Verizon) She was fine. Thank God!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

no cell service

Sunday, April 17, 2016

loved this hike. We took the puppy, 1 yrg old and a 4 year old. Even having to carry the 1 year old this was an amazing day hike.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

lovely hike with a secondary trail that takes you above the first falls. one of the best waterfall hikes in the area!

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