Glen Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily 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 bird watching 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: 475 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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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!

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6 days ago

very nice waterfall.

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8 days ago

Be careful of which directions you use, the falls should be located on signal mountain, with parking on a slab of pavement on the down traffic side. Lock your doors, the car I took got broken into. They did not take anything, so we believe they were looking for keys to steal the car. The hike itself is very easy. The waterfall can’t be seen entirely unless you climb over rocks or hike to the top.

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muddy
9 days ago

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11 days ago

This was an awesome easy hike even with an infant on my back! We did not make it the whole way however since there was a section where branches were down and blocked the path.

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13 days ago

Does anyone know if this is opened back up access was all roped off a few weeks ago when I tried to go for a hike.

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15 days ago

Is this trail open?

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17 days ago

Nice trail. Went with a 1 & a 4 year old and we all loved it.

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19 days ago

I took my four-year-old son out for a little hike. This was our first hike since last summer when we hiked to Rainbow Lake. He handled this hike really well and was able to hike it all by himself (with the exception of when we hiked through the creek). There were only two other cars parked at the pull off and we saw one group at the beginning and then one group as we were leaving. We really enjoyed it, even hiking in the rain for the first part. Really easy, clear trails.

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21 days ago

Fun hike- great for kids and dogs as well. It starts out like a pretty typical wooded hike, but at the end you can walk about the rocky creek bed, which is great for cooling off on a warm day. It’s definitely on the easy side, so don’t expect anything too challenging, but fun for sure.

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22 days ago

Beautiful, easy hike. Quite crowded, but worth it.

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1 month ago

The waterfall is beautiful, and it was very easy to find the trail. Can get a bit crowded though on the weekends.

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1 month ago

It’s like a fairytale! Beautiful cascades and pools, wildflowers and birds. Good for the soul.

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2 months ago

The trail was great! My whole family came and ut was easy for all! The waterfall was beautiful, we even swam for a little bit! Would rate 6 stars if I could!

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2 months ago

Easy right off the road trail. 15 minute hike to waterfalls

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muddy
2 months ago

Falls were beautiful !!!

2 months ago

This is a nice easy hike when you do not have much time. I suggest hiking this in the winter during a rainy season. You will see the falls in action after alot of rain. The summer months is not as pretty due to the fact the stream that feeds the falls is dry.

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2 months ago

Gorgeous simple trail. My dog and I loved it.

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2 months ago

Well marked, walkable, beautiful falls, not too long, easy access off main road.

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3 months ago

absolutely beautiful!

3 months ago

Awesome trail ! Beautiful waterfall ! Really enjoyed it.

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3 months ago

Amazing short hike. Great waterfalls, streams and rocks to climb on. Trail was great. The only tricky part is there are less than 10 parking places and they are immediately off the road so it's tricky pulling out onto the road afterwards. Use GPS to find trailhead parking on the road as you will miss the sign otherwise!

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muddy
3 months ago

Great place for a family hike! Easy enough for kids but is a nice little workout with a quick pace.

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3 months ago

This was a great hike! There were many pros and just a few cons. Pros include, beautiful waterfalls, cool rock stairs, easy to navigate! Cons were that it was a bit muddy from lots of rain and parking sucked. Would def hike again tho!

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snow
3 months ago

Quick and easy. Gets muddy towards the bridge.

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3 months ago

Easy to follow trail. Great out and back hike with plenty to see.

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4 months ago

Great short hike near town!

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muddy
4 months ago

Nice easy trail. Falls were ok but small, even after a heavy rain. Good for families and kids.

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