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Conasauga Falls Trail is a 1.3 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.

Length 1.3 mi Elevation gain 370 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife
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Getting There

NOTE: the google directions will take you to the wrong trailhead because Consagua Spura FS Road is missing from the google map. When you are driving on Witt Road, do not continue as far as directed but take a right on Consagua Spur FS Road instead and drive until it dead ends. There you will find the trailhead. Please note there is very poor GPS signal in this area so hikers recommend using our off line map. Once you park in the lot the trail goes off to the LEFT of the sign that says 170. Easy, rewarding hike. The falls area is great, lots of nice pools and rocks to sit on. There are bees in this area, be aware if you are allergic.

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, P.O. Box 23170, 320 Sixth Avenue, North , Nashville, TN, 37202, Phone: 615-741-2158

Directions: DO NOT GO LEFT when you come to a sign that says 170 at a dead end, GO RIGHT. The road there is kind of rough, lower cars would likely bottom out. 4x4 is not necessary unless it has recently rained. If you go the wrong way (DO NOT GO LEFT) without a 4x4 you might get stuck.... and there’s no service to call for help.

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Brian McDermott
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Maintained road to trailhead but a few washouts. Trail is clear. Few rocky spots and root covered sections.

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Aidan Griffin
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Super little trail and fun drive out to it. Easy down and up and multiple spots to see the falls from above and below. Small parking area but quiet when we went on a rainy Saturday. Forgot to pause the recording, it’s only 1.5 miles RT.

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Mike Mitchell
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HikingMuddy

Short, easy trail. Waterfall was really flowing after all the rain.

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Bill McAdams
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HikingGreat!

Very nice hike to pretty waterfall.

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Dean Wildman
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Easy hike! Road is a bit over grown and rough to get there off TN-68 but manageable. The hike is easy with some rocks to climb over. Our one older dog made it just fine and younger with no issues. Easy to spelunk once at the falls. Good places to jump in the water as well. Bring water shoes and water for the hike!

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Nicole Ryther
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Although short, it is moderate. Wear good shoes and bring water.

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Dawn Q
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The trail was easy to follow & a fairly easy hike, with just a short section where we had to scramble down rocks & roots. A cute, little, harmless snake scared the crap out of me just as we reached the falls. Contrary to other reviews, I did not notice much trash and my friend and I were the only ones there on a warm weekday afternoon. The falls were nice and worth the short hike.

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John DiBias
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HikingMuddyRocky

From the 170 trailhead we took 3 sets of switchbacks down to the falls. On the last switch back, it does get a little difficult and you will need to climb over some rocks. Not that hard, but could be challenging in wet weather. I unfortunately did not see the main falls since we were losing daylight. Just checked out a few of the smaller falls and pools for dog to check out. Nice little hike.

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Cristina Allen
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Beautiful hike! The first part of the trail was easy and the trail itself is well maintained. Last part of trail was a little more difficult, with a rock scramble, watch your footing in some places because of roots. The falls were beautiful. Plenty of native flora and fauna. The only disappointment, was trash and dirty diapers left by less responsible hikers.

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Michael Ogger
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Randy May
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HikingMuddy

The trail is well maintained, easy for the 1st half and moderate for the 2nd half.

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david coffelt
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Nice hike down with just a few spots requiring scrambling over rocky areas. Nice falls worth the hike.

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Dwight Collins
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HikingGreat!

The Falls are great but we went in the middle of the week and this is more of a swimming hole than anything...busy

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Talena Lunsford
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Do not follow the GPS directions provided for this trail. They will take you to a private property. When you get into Tellico Plains, instead of turning like you're going to the Skyway, keep going straight. You will see a sign that says Conasauga Falls 3 on the right. Follow that road until you come to a 170 marker and the road goes left or right. Go right. This hike earns it's Moderate ranking. All downhill going to the falls, and uphill coming back. This is not a leisurely stroll. 5/5 because of the beautiful waterfall and workout lol

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- 2 months ago

Thanks for the review, Talena! Consagua Spur FS Road is missing on google maps. We have updated the route description accordingly to help hikers find the trailhead. Still see something wrong? Please write us at support@alltrails.com!

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Kenny Aldrich
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Very good hike! Very Beautiful waterfall. Do not carry a lot with you. The last half of the trail has a lot of roots and boulder to go over. It’s a hike not a simple walk through the woods. Plenty of room to swim and lounge. You will have to wade across water to get to the water fall.

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Tina Riley
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NOTE: I only recorded this hike from the bottom of trail, at the falls, back to parking area. (1-way) Really nice, short hike with a great falls at the end. Definitely moderate, partly because of the amount of roots and rocks towards the bottom to actually get to the falls. Nice steps at the very bottom to get you to the best view. A couple really rough spots on the road to get there. Good vehicle clearance highly recommended. Hikers were nearly 50 and nearly 70 years old. A much younger dad with a 3 year old also did the same hike so it’s pretty doable for many.

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Cassandra Warner
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Nice trail with only moderate difficulty. Beautiful falls you can get up close and personal with. Beware for those who don’t usually work out, the gradual incline out will make sure you acknowledge that. Great hike with teenagers!

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John Eric Christensen
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Nice falls for sure worth the hike. With the exception of the yellow jackets and 2 copper heads. it wa a great hike and we will do it again. the road to the falls over the years has been sometimes easy other times washed out

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Robert Banner
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HikingRocky

Awesome little falls. It's a good hike down, but well worth the trip. The parking area is rather small, so it's best to go early, or during the week. Make sure you take the right hand split at the fork on Witt Rd. Or go left for an awesome 4x4 trail with stream crossings. Going left also leads back out to 68.

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Phil Perkins
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HikingMuddy

Very nice trail to a wonderful waterfall! Trail has two switchbacks and no level stretches - it's either all downhill, or uphill on return. Lots of water flowing. Trail is easy walking, except toward the bottom where some careful navigation over/around rocks is necessary. There were several muddy areas. If after viewing the falls you wish to proceed downstream along the hillside, there is a minor path but it's very slippery - use caution! The 3 mile road to the falls is a combination of paved and gravel. There are areas were the pavement has deteriorated, and also deep potholes where the gravel begins. Not a major problem, but best to drive slow.

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TomF Neph
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Very well made trail with nice long switchbacks that make the 400 foot climb out of the gorge very tolerable. Lots of water in the creek and falls, absolutely beautiful. I was left wishing the trail extended along the creek upstream and downstream to see more of this stunning area.

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Michelle McCuistion
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Hiked to the falls today. Beautiful and heavy flow today from the rains last night.

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Sharon M
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Nice trail. Make sure to go all the way to the end (have to climb over a few rock piles) to get a beautiful view of the falls. Worth the effort.

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Danny Silva
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This trail was AMAZING! The waterfall was well worth the hike. Absolutely beautiful. I would consider the hike to be easy/moderate. Easy going down, and a little harder coming back. Recommend off road vehicles for the drive up.

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Dan Ward
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Great trail, we’ve done several in the area but have overlooked this one. Nice short but rewarding trail. All slight downhill getting there, then you come back; perfect! Highly recommend with entire family.

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Miranda Jones
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Alicia Gonzalez
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Great, easy and short hike!

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Amber Massingale
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I hiked this trail with my toddler and 9 year old. Do not recommend! It was beautiful and we enjoyed our time there. I’ll definitely be back with the oldest kids again. It’s a pretty steep incline and some places are washed out but probably because it’s been raining the past couple days. It’s a beautiful hike!

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Dirk Jock Dirksen.
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Nice Hiking Trail. No GPS Signal or Phone Service. Was difficult to find as I went left at the Fork onto Witt Road. Mistake!!! Had to drive another 1 KM before I figured I was at the wrong place. Google GPS locates this at a wrong spot. Do not use Google Maps to find the Trailhead. Bear right at the 170 sign. Because I was not able to get GPS or phone signal I was not able to record the hike. But, the pictures loaded. I also posted the entire trail on my You Tube fhannel. Check it out.

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