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Glen Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately 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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nature trips

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bird watching

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river

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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!

hiking
3 days ago

Well maintained trail perfect for families. The waterfall is rather small but the kids loved playing in the shallow water at the base of it.

hiking
blowdown
over grown
5 days ago

I wasn’t sure if there was a tree down where I should have been able to keep going. Overall, it was very pretty, but I couldn’t find the trail again once I got to some intense overgrowth and a tree blockage. I liked the stair climb to the falls though. The water was low. You could easily walk up and down the stream.

hiking
bugs
11 days ago

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bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

nice easy trail

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Took my family for a forward and back hike with a small detour up the waterfalls. Was definintely kid friendly with just enough nature to not notice the busy road next to it. I will say parking is atrocious and somewhat dangerous being next to such a busy road.

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Trail is fairly easy. Definitely make sure you take the steps to the right after the bridge to see more of the falls. The falls right by the bridge are fairly disappointing but there’s a lot more to be seen above. Rocks are very slippery so be careful, especially with pups and kids. Our dog went into a pool but could not get out without our help due to the slippery rocks.

rocky
2 months ago

Great short trip in/out with the lady and the dogs. Nothing strenuous, yet some places could be difficult for the less agile or the mobility impared.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

Easy hike but theres a few spots that are over grown and the access is right off the main road with not a whole lot of room for more than 5 cars.

hiking
over grown
2 months ago

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bugs
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

I read the earlier comment about going past the bride and up the stairs and I still missed the stairs and didnt see them until I circled back. Keep in mind the waterfall may not be visible from the trail if the water is low, which it was on my hike. The trail keeps going and you end up back at the highway so just keep your eye out for the rock stairs about 10 feet past the bridge. Great for kids my 5 year old walked it and was a little tired but he loved it!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for the whole family!

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

I've lived in the area my whole life and did not know this hidden gem was here. It's an absolutely beautiful trail that is somewhat steep at times.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun, short hike. The falls are beautiful. The first quarter mile was a bit overgrown

hiking
3 months ago

Very beautiful for a short trail. The falls were nice and many photo opportunities.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice short hike to the falls

hiking
4 months ago

Very short hike to the falls. Once there it is very unique and beautiful. Different drop off points for multiple waterfalls. Swimming spots as well. Tons of rocks for climbing on. Beautiful hike! We did this to break up a long road trip. It was a great break!

5 months ago

very beautiful scenery

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trek for the whole family! Parking is limited.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful and worth it. Not a long one but still beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

It’s an insanely short hike, but it’s beautiful with great formations to climb on!

hiking
6 months ago

Quick and easy trek. Lots of rock formation to enjoy. Of course we had to go stand on the Tennessee Georgia line for some photo ops.

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