Grassy Branch Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Grassy Branch Trail is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Tellico Plains, Tennessee and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
1,286 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


Directions from Tellico Plains: Travel east on State Hwy. 165 for approximately 9 miles and turn left onto FDR 345, soon after turn right onto FDR 35-1. Travel for 1.5 miles and the trailhead will be on the right.

2 months ago

The trail was overgrown, and there was a Rattlesnake in the trail. I gently moved it out of the trail so I could pass. the trail is washed out in places, in other places, you can't see the trail for the weeds. I think it would be a better hike for early spring. with that being said there was a nice little waterfall.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Great trail for an afternoon hike. It received some damage from the 2016 wildfire, but new life is easy to find. Plenty of elevation change to keep your heart rate up. I'd give it 5 stars but near the top it joins a horse trail that was too muddy to continue on, so we were only able to complete about 1.6 miles before turning around. The trail follows along the creek (which you cross a few times) and there are many "mini" waterfalls to look at.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

This is a hard climb out

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Great hike for those that want to get messy! It had rained a lot this past summer so the water was high, past my knees in some areas, and muddy trail path. Some of the path had been washed away, so it was a bit difficult to find at times. But overall a great adventure! The directions are simpler than stated. Around mile 12 (i believe) past indian boundary and eagle gap trail, you will see a sign directing you to the parking lot "Grassy Gap". If you reach rattlesnake overlook, you went too far. The trailhead is to the left side of parking lot, a little difficult to find because it is set back a ways.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Beutiful hike. Many small beuatiful waterfalls. Quite a few creek crossings, better be ready for some wet feet. Most crossings are over boot tops. Trails descends treking in and all up hill out. Trail is actually named Grassy Gap Trail.