Downstream Trail to Blue Hole

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Downstream Trail to Blue Hole is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rock Island, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

whitewater kayaking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

old growth

rocky

washed out

An 883-acre State Park with great views and a unique location on the confluence of the Collins and Caney Fork rivers. The park grounds include a lush forest, a sandy beach, and an imposing limestone gorge. Lots of waterfalls and overlooks throughout! Pretty easy out and back trail with plenty of views. Be careful with kids or people not used to balancing. The trail can get narrow in spots. Rock hopping on the river can be very fun but gets pretty dangerous. There is more to this trail and other trails not shown on the map link included. Warning! Always use caution in the gorge. Water may rise rapidly. Monitor your surroundings. Leave the gorge immediately if water begins to rise or you hear warning sirens. Watch for slick rocks & swift currents. Do NOT jump into water of unknown depths. Swimming or wading is not allowed in all areas from TVAs powerhouse downstream all the way down to the main beach boat ramp including by the powerhouse, Twin Falls and Blue Hole due to hidden and deadly currents.

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The river was massive and powerful, the day was cloudy and thick, but the time spent in my hammock with the love of my life: beautiful. The entire trip out there was wonderful we explored all of the trails and had valuable time together that I will cherish together. I definitely suggest seeing these falls at least once in your life time they were breath taking.

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2 months ago

What a beautiful waterfall!! Totally worth the hour and a half drive!

2 months ago

Beautiful trail! Great views of waterfalls and river!

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2 months ago

Twin falls is a definite sight to see !!!! The hike itself is short and fairly easy. Getting down to the water WOW!!! It makes you feel so small in life :) Short but you could get lost all day in the scenery.

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3 months ago

The views are amazing in spring, very easy hike

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