Glen Falls Trail

EASY 134 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
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!

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.

hiking
6 days ago

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7 days ago

14 days 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
20 days 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.

hiking
24 days ago

1 month 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
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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!

2 months ago

nice hike. Amazing views

Easy hike, beautiful, unexpected spaces.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

2 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
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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