Glen Falls Trail

EASY 188 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
475 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!

1 hour ago

Love it! Limited parking but not usually an issue. Easy hike with great boulders and rock walls towards the end. There is a small swimming hole perfect for toddlers and young children at the base of the main “falls” (not sure if I would call it a waterfall). Also you can climb down to see two more “falls”. Climb up beside it and go through a stone door up to the top of the creek and that is a great place to walk up the creek and play. If you keep going you get to a bridge where the road goes over the creek and there is a cool tunnel that you can walk through. I have never been past that. I always take the trail back... in and out. Not sure what the one guy was saying about ending on the road!? There is a whole trail system that this trail connects to. Possible there might be a point where it meets the road. But, why wouldn’t you just take the the trail back instead of the road... anyways. Great trail.

13 days ago

Nice and easy hike!

14 days ago

Fun little hike with kids.

19 days ago

So fun for the whole family!!

29 days ago

Very fun to walk with the entire family. My kids are 8, 6, and 3. Great views. The waterfall was super cool!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy hike also for kids

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike with a nice little uphill trek returning to the car. Falls and cascades are pretty and the trail passes through a large rock. Fun!

hiking
2 months ago

Great for small kids. Our 3.5 yo did great. We hiked in and saw the falls, went up the stairs and through a cool cave like structure and then hiked up the riverbed a bit and found a place to eat our lunch we packed. Really fun and short hike.

walking
2 months ago

One of my favorite trails on the mountain, especially if you are looking for a quick round-trip hike with a waterfall.

3 months ago

This is a short hike with hills, interesting rock formation you walk through. The water falls at the top are beautiful. A great short hike.

3 months ago

Nice hike, really nice falls, but the end of the trail dumps you onto the highway, a long and very dangerous trek back to the trailhead and my car. By God's grace a very nice gentleman stopped and offered me a ride to my car.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, short 1/2 mile to the waterfalls area with lots of pools and rocks. Took a group of kids there and they loved it, climbing all over the rock formations and playing around the stream for several hours.

3 months ago

Great family friendly and pet friendly trail. One of my favorites!

3 months ago

Such a beautiful trail. The waterfalls were flowing. Great place to bring the kids.

hiking
3 months ago

We’ve had rain, recently, so the falls were just awesome! Wonderful path, with gorgeous surroundings. Wear sturdy shoes!

hiking
4 months ago

It was a nice, natureful hike. The falls were more of a dribble in August when we were there. We decided to get more adventurous and do a little rock scrambling where the falls would normally be and climb back behind them. Its just an ugly drain, in case you felt the need to be curious too! ;)

4 months ago

Had a blast! Nice falls.

hiking
4 months ago

Loved this trail. It wasn’t too difficult and had a lot of cute little off trails and places to climb up on rocks.

4 months ago

The falls and the boulders were awesome

5 months ago

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
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months 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.

7 months ago

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

7 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.

8 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
8 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.

9 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
9 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!

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