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Margarette Falls Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Greeneville, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.7 miElevation gain751 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingWalkingRunningForestRiverWaterfallWildflowersRockyScramble
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Sammy Stoll
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HikingGreat!

A nice short length for a hike! The waterfall at the end is definitely worth the uphill hike (and potentially slippery trail) to get there.

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Agustina D.
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HikingGreat!

the fall colors are beautiful at the moment. The beginning of the trail is fairy easy but near the end it’s rocky, but very doable. Lots of dogs and family.

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Carla Miller
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Great afternoon to hike to the falls,lots of beautiful colors still on the trail. Was pretty busy today lots of folks and dogs.

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Jonathan Staggers
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Hiking

Loved it beautiful falls!

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Lisa Dwyer
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It's a great hike but I found it more challenging than "moderate." I recommend treking poles as it's narrow, rocky and you're climbing up or descending. In the fall it was very wet, too. There is a stream which I made over the first time without getting wet but slipped on the return trek so you may end up with wet boots if you don't have waterproof boots.

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Nina Ramey
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Julie R
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Hiking

Stunning!!!! So worth it. Quiet and beautiful. Highly recommend. Heard you can keep going up the right side of the falls for an even more spectacular view. We had a dog and

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Caron Startt
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HikingGreat!Scramble

One of our top 10 hikes! Take your time, a lot of beautiful gems to find along the way!

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Erik Carlson
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HikingGreat!

Worth the 1.5 hr drive. The falls are more spectacular than the photos can represent on here. Do yourself a favor and get there earlier in the day. I arrived at the trailhead at 11am and had the falls and the pool at the bottom all to myself with a solid hour before people started showing up. There's also lots of smaller falls and good photo opportunities all the way up the trail. It starts out on an easy dirt road, then forks. Stay to the right and follow the blue markings of the trail. The trail gets a bit steep, but nothing super challenging. My girlfriend has hip issues and made it through like a champ. You do have to cross a stream at one point but you can hop on rocks and the water isn't even deep. Maybe ankle deep. Truly worth the drive.

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Kathy Crosby
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Hiking

Beautiful trail can be a little treacherous at times.

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John Lynch
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James Dougherty
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Angela Clement
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Will DeLano
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Very rocky terrain after sign where trails split. Well worth it at the end. One of the most scenic and beautiful hikes I’ve been on. The falls at the end is one of the most beautiful falls in the smokies.

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Stewart Foulke
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Dani Marie
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Hiking

easily the most beautiful hike I've been on. it's like a enchanted forest. keep this place clear of trash!

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Amanda Hawkins
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Just completed this hike with my daughter and her elementary school hiking club with a 2 year old in tow. There are a couple of spots that are pretty rocky, but even a family with small kids could complete this. Make sure to take a towel along. You can wade at the falls!

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Perry Hiking_Fireball
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Hiking

Loved it, just enough of different types of trail surface and elevations accents and decents to work the legs.

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Kim Marlar
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It was a little tricky in places, but my 12-year-old nephew and I made it with no problem and it was well worth the trip!

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Angie Coxton
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Harder than I thought but well worth it:)

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E S
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Mark Miles
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David Atkinson
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Hiking

Easy at first and then pretty rugged. Most of hike was along gorgeous creek. Very picturesque surroundings.

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Micheal Scott
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Walking

Excellent trail.....some part tuff...the beautiful walk was worth it!

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Mary Harvey
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HikingGreat!

Very pretty trail from start to finish. The difficulty increases gradually so if you get to a point you can't manage, you can stop knowing its going to get more difficult. I recommend a walking stick and good hiking shoes...lots of rocks in the more challenging places. There are several good pools along the way. We encountered several children age 5 and up who made it to the top. There is one spot where you have to cross the water, but i was able to keep my feet dry using my stick for balance.

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Mary Harvey
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Hiking

Gradual increase in difficulty to the top making it easy to decide when you've had enough. The falls are beautiful and worth the work.

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Samantha Velazquez
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Hiking

I would do this trail again in a heart beat. a little word of caution, there are some points that you are just climbing across rocks instead of an actual trail, but I did see two families with small kids while I was out there so it is doable with children. The falls were gorgeous, and on my way back I took my time and took all the little off shoots to see the Cascades. I think what I loved most about this trail is that the scenery is beautiful the whole way to the falls there is so much to see.

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