Conasauga Falls Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews
#11 of 112 trails in

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.

1.3 miles
370 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

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wild flowers


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.

1 month ago

This is a great trail for a short hike. Watch for the humidity to rise on your way out and be prepared for an incline. It can fool you by its short length. I have been here as a child and went back to see that the trail has better maintenance than from years ago.

2 months ago

Steady incline down on the way in makes for an increased difficulty on the way out. Not too bad even for inexperienced hikers, however the trail markers were tough to spot toward the end when the trail became less obvious. Following the sound of the waterfall proved more useful. A few spots where sure footing was not guaranteed.

2 months ago

Short hike, nice falls. Trailhead can be a bit difficult to find/access.

3 months ago

July 1st 2018
We were so excited to do this trail today! We were driving towards the trailhead on the dirt road leading towards it (pretty rocky and uneven) and there were pieces of wood with nails sticking out strategically placed and hidden under leaves and in puddles. Thankfully we noticed before driving over them, but we kept clearing them out. Probably 9 or so. It seemed so sketchy and we didn’t feel right. Plus, we’d hate to come out of the trail with a flat tire. Who would do this?! Super disappointed I didn’t get to see the falls but just make sure to keep a lookout if you’re headed that way! Uploaded a photo of it.

5 months ago

It is scary if you don’t know where you are going? Need to go to this trail in bright day light. Be careful with snakes and bears. It is an short moderate going to the falls and hard coming back the parking lot. But the falls is gorgeous and worth it. Can finish the trail in an hour. it is worth the visit in Tellico Plains.. Thank you to other reviewers as I read them before We went, it prepares us to the unexpected.

6 months ago

It’s mostly downhill in the way in, so the climb back up is a little difficult but not too bad since it’s a pretty short hike.

7 months ago

Directions: DO NOT GO LEFT when you come to a sign that says 170 at a dead end, GO RIGHT. See photos. 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 (I repeat, DO NOT GO LEFT) without a 4x4 you might get stuck.... and there’s no service to call for help.

Trail: Once you park in the lot the trail goes off to the LEFT of the sign that says 170. See photos. The water fall is BEAUTIFUL. We cannot wait to come back in summer. We had no bee issue today as others mentioned, but it was right around or under 40 degrees. Really sad that people have littered beer cans and such along the trail- we will bring bags to pick up the trash next time and encourage others to do so as well.


8 months ago

Not too terrible for a short hike, ran into a bee issue like others have stated and almost everyone in my small group was stung at least once(including the dogs). Surprising amount of people on the trail for the unmaintained access road leading to the trailhead. I wouldn’t recommend trying to drive up to it with any vehicles that are too low.

11 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.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

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.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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.

Monday, September 04, 2017

This was a really nice trail!! Beautiful water falls

Thursday, August 24, 2017

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.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Beautiful trail and falls. Great for the whole family

Sunday, May 07, 2017

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

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

Thursday, February 09, 2017

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

Monday, February 06, 2017

Easy going down, tough heading back up.

Friday, February 03, 2017

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.

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

Monday, November 07, 2016

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

Monday, October 31, 2016

Great hike and great waterfall

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Really liked this hike, it seems to be one no one knows about. Fairly easy, but all up hill on the way out! Nice swimming hole on your way down

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