Conasauga Falls Trail

MODERATE 49 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
357 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.

2 months ago

Good luck getting up the road unless you got a jacked up 4 wheel drive. Had to back my truck down the hill 100 yards.

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2 months ago

This is a great short hike. However it is tough coming out. It's a climb for the whole .6 mi. The road in is somewhat washed and there's a huge rut in part of the road but it's maneuverable. The waterfalls are beautiful. There's a swimming hole to cool off in!

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2 months 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.

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3 months 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.

3 months ago

This was a really nice trail!! Beautiful water falls

3 months 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.

6 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.

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6 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.

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7 months ago

Beautiful trail and falls. Great for the whole family

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7 months ago

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

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8 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.

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8 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.

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9 months ago

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

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9 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.

10 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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Easy going down, tough heading back up.

10 months ago

Not a hard hike. The trail was in great shape!
3 mile road to get to trailhead was a little rough with a few deep ruts, road a little rocky in some places... glad i drove a 4x4... loved everything about this place.

hiking
Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The hike is easy not hard the falls were beautiful and still running it seems the drought didn't affect that area too much. I feel blessed to have been able to go alone and feel safe about it. I did find someone's keys though they have a Nissan if these are your keys please email me at eubanksjenny588@gmail.com

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Monday, November 07, 2016

This is a really great trail. I would rate it medium, not hard. the falls were gorgeous.

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