Glen Falls Trail

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Glen Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Awesome short hike with lots to see! When you get to the bridge, you're about half way there. Go about 50' further and take the stone stairs to your right. You will pass through a stone door in the rock. Coming out of the rock you will be overlooking the bridge. Continue along side the creek for about another 1/4 mile. You will pass several small cascades (when it's recently rained) and the path will meander from the forest beside the creek down into the stones and sand of the creek. Keep going until you find the cascade that is about 50 yards from Ochs Road (you will see and hear cars through the trees). There are some old white blazes for the main trail and blue blazes for the trail from the stone stairs and stone door to the cascade. Happy hiking!

5 days ago

nice hike. Amazing views

Easy hike, beautiful, unexpected spaces.

7 days ago

Great time with family, kid friendly. A lot yellow jackets nests along the trail.

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18 days ago

From the trail we followed the river down which made this more fun. There are more water falls and small pools of water as you go till you get to a set of man made pipes. Easily got back on the trail leading back to the road. Thankfully no do not touch, do not climb signs. Know your poisonous leaf varieties and you will do fine. We went in August. Off the beaten path adventurers!

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19 days ago

It was perfect: a trail to a waterfall and we stopped there and climbed down the rocks and followed the falls. It was a great day of rock climbing but there is a plenty of poison oak off path to watch out for.

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24 days ago

Great quick trail on a hot day. Easy for small kids and a couple of water holes to relax in.

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1 month ago

Excellent morning walk with the kids. Ours are 18months, 4 and 5 years old. We carried the 18months old but the other two held their own. It took about 1 hour round trip. The kids were able to get in the waterfall and play around to cool off. Path was well market and maintained. Would get there early to get parking as it is limited.

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1 month ago

The trail is a nice little, " I have a few hours " trail but the reason I gave it three stars is due to the fact that the parking is inadequate and the trail, towards the end, isn't really a trail anymore. It just disappears and comes out onto a highway. I will say that half way through there is a nice little waterfall.

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2 months ago

Glen Falls was a great, short hike with an incredible reward at the end! We took our 6 and 4 year olds and they did great on the trail, I definitely recommend it for kids! Once you get to the first water fall, stop and take in the beauty and then head on down the trail a bit. Take the rock stairs up through the rock pass through for some more water and a cascading waterfall. The parking is just a pull off so there isn't much room. I would recommend trying to go when there might not be as much traffic so you are more likely to get a parking space!

2 months ago

I loved this short hike! Parking was a bit of an issue as the lot is just a turn out on a mountain road! The hike itself was fantastic! The path is well kept and easy to find. There are lots of big rocks for climbing on. There is a small pool my kids were wading in. And a fun rock staircase that leads through a rock tunnel. Lots of great paths and rocks to explore!