Glen Falls Trail

EASY 145 reviews

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
472 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!

Prefect hike with a family! Fun rocks and places to play plus water to splash in. Not too long of a walk so the little ones can handle it!

hiking
1 month ago

neat little trail to visit. very easy anybody could do this one.

1 month ago

Simple but fun. A go to when you just need to wander for a moment

hiking
1 month ago

Great, quick family hike. My 3 year old had a blast. There's a nice stone stair case that leads up above the main falls that has a lot of nice pools and ledges to play on. Will definitely be going back often.

2 months ago

Fun little hike... heavily used on evenings and weekends

2 months ago

This was a nice short hike to a small boulder area with a stream running through it. The path was a little rocky in sections so you should wear good shoes.

Nice short trail but hard to find it's right off the main road up to Rock City so look carefully and drive slow I passed it so has to turn around. It's a nice waterfall and was a good stop while I was on the road.

3 months ago

it's a short - less than 1/2 mile trip to the falls. Make sure you go over the bridge and climb the stairs and go thru the Rock entrance
water was very low today. We would love to do it again after a nice rain.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike for families visiting lookout mountain and wanting to do something a little more than just visiting the tourist sites (those are great too)! Beautiful waterfall within short hike from parking.

4 months ago

Great trail. Only .5 miles to falls but sooo many cool spots behind falls. Walk through tunnel. Plenty of spots to swim for kids. Cool rocks to climb to see views although trees kinda block most of the view. Easy hike. A few trees were down preventing the whole 2.1 hike. Great time

hiking
4 months ago

An easy hike with beautiful views. There's some rock stairs through a little cave, that you almost miss, that goes over the water falls. It was a short and sweet hike, but well worth the trip!

5 months ago

nice hike. Amazing views

Easy hike, beautiful, unexpected spaces.

5 months ago

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

5 months 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!

hiking
5 months 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.

5 months ago

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

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

hiking
7 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!

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