Collins River Nature Trail

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Collins River Nature Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rock Island, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
183 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips






wild flowers



Absolutely breath taking views, well maintained trails, and tons of really cool plants and insects to see along the hike.

5 months ago

Twin Falls is a beautiful waterfall, and you can rock hop right to the river where the base is (or kayak, etc to the actual base of the falls). We didn't particularly follow any one trail here, mostly rock hopped and climbed around the area to the upper falls (also incredibly beautiful). Lots of spiders enjoying these rocks as well so wear appropriate footwear and use caution.

6 months ago

I liked the trail kids did as well . Very easy in my opinion. Very well kept and clean trail

6 months ago

Beautiful!! These falls are awsome!! moderate trail. We climbed down into the gorge in front if falls. Wow

7 months ago

We only did a very small part of the trail because t started to rain. We started on the Access Trail, which is 0.3 miles, and crossed over to the nature trail. It was scenic and perfect for a miniature stroll with our pups. The weather just didn't want to cooperate. We will be back though!

8 months ago


Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Rock Island is beautiful! The water was cold and refreshing! We went as a family and really enjoyed it. It was busy, which I didn't mind, but the litter was out of control! IF YOU TAKE IT IN, TAKE IT OUT!!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

easy very peaceful way to spend a Sunday morning

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Beautiful waterfalls and scenery. Rocks in the gorge can be a bit tricky but worth the hike. LOVED it.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Breathtaking falls (though they don't occur naturally). Lovely surroundings and trails add to the experience.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Easy but beautiful.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Absolutely breath taking views. trails were well maintained. tons of really cool plants and insects to see along the hike. not terribly strenuous but definitely will get the heart rate up. would have loved to be able to find how to get to the other side with the falls. but still beautiful view from across the river.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

One of the best places I've ever got the chance to explore.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Very family friendly. Camp Tent sites clean and close together. Great trails, waterfalls. Swimming holes and places to kayak or boat.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

This trail does not have the natural features to draw hikers that other hikes in the area may have, but it is a nice hike nonetheless. It is an easy hike without much elevation change.

An interesting feature, located approximately 0.25 miles from the end of the north side of the loop is a family cemetery plot dating back to the late 1700's with reference to the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

Monday, May 16, 2016

This trail I feel gets overlooked at Rock Island, as it does not contain and running water/waterfalls as the others near the gorge do. However, it is an ideal trail for running, or for an extended walk.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Monday, February 29, 2016

Walked the overlook trail which is a terrible overlook with my 2 and 3 yo. It's just a short distance from the parking lot. Then we walked the blue hole trail. The main trail in front of the twin falls is also good for small children. There is also some things to see at the great falls parking area.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

If you are looking fora easy trail hike this is it! Nice hike with even trail.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nice but somewhat boring

Monday, September 21, 2015

Nice trail. My wife and I are in our early sixties so the trail was moderate for us. Lots of shade and you can see the Collins river in some portions. View doesn't change much. Lots of butterflies in the parts under the power lines.

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