Conasauga Falls Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews
#10 of 96 trails in

Conasauga Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tellico Plains, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Etowah: Travel east on Mecca Pike (Hwy. 310) to the junction of Hwy. 68 in Tellico Plains. Turn right and follow Hwy. 68 south for three miles. Turn right on old Hwy. 68 and travel 1.1 miles to FDR #341. Follow #341 for 1.3 miles to FDR #341A and continue on this road for 0.6 miles to the trailhead on the left.

hiking
2 days ago

Easy, rewarding hike. The falls area is great, lots of nice pools and rocks to sit on.

The road getting there isn't nearly as bad as the reviews here let on, just rocky, and has the one hole, but stay right and you won't have any trouble.

hiking
10 days ago

was very surprised that so many people visited there today. besides the bee issue and the venomous snake, on our way back, there was a boy threw rocks at the steep switchback multiple times. we almost got hit. his parents denied first then the boy admitted he did. smh. very overrated. esp poor road condition leading to the trailhead.

hiking
15 days ago

15 days ago

This was a really nice trail!! Beautiful water falls

26 days ago

I hiked this trail with five friends. It was amazing. The drive up was a little scary due to the one-way winding roads and some sections being washed out, but it's worth it.

There is quartz along the trail, poison ivy, mushrooms, and a few tree branches you have to climb over. Once you reach the actual falls, you will definitely want to swim.

I'm glad I brought sturdy river shoes as others had recommended.

3 months ago

Lots of water over the falls. Mara is correct about the large hole in the access road, but I made it in my Mustang. Believed the gps at first and missed the road to the parking area at first and drove down a extremely rocky road to where the road crosses the creek. After taking a few pics, finally turned around and found the correct road to the parking area. When FDR #341 hits a tee, go to the right, not the left. Look for the trail #170 marker - I missed it the first time.

Trail is in pretty good condition except for the 3 large trees across the path near the top of the falls. It's nice and smooth for about the first half, then the next quarter is pretty "rooty" and the final stretch is rocky. A nice hike - but a lot easier going down than back up.

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

The waterfall was pretty, but the drive in needed more gravel. It was very rocky and driving up the long road in was super bumpy. There was one point where there was a giant hole in the road in the middle of a steep hill. I don't think we would have made it except we were in a jeep.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail and falls. Great for the whole family

hiking
4 months ago

after all the rain the falls flowing great and the road and trail is still rough but good hike

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful waterfall, trail was fine, the drive up to the trailhead not great, some of the road was washed out, maybe repaired by now? Another hike shot a water moccasin while I was near the falls.

hiking
6 months ago

this is a beautiful waterfalls. the trail is a bit steep on the way back out. but overall a great place to visit.

hiking
6 months ago

Loved the hike. Very easy getting down to the falls but got a little winded coming back up the trail.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike in just 1.2 miles. There are several steps down to the base of the falls. The falls are gorgeous! The hike out is a little steep in places. You can do this how easily in an hour.

7 months ago

The hike down to the falls is fairly easy. Conasauga Falls is beautiful small waterfall. The hike back up is a little more difficult.

7 months ago

Have done this trail a few times. Close to home, beautiful waterfall!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy going down, tough heading back up.

7 months ago