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Martin’s Creek Falls is a 2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 364 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife
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Note: Trail is pretty easy overall however the only hard part is the climb down to the bottom of the falls.

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Andrew Burns
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Hiking

Great trail. Slight incline. Beautiful waterfall. But.. the last 50' down to the falls is quite difficult, especially with small children. Be careful.

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Leah Quintal
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Hiking

Super short, but nice little falls. Don’t go on a weekend. Only room for 3 or 4 cars max.

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Nancy McGee
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Gigi Bettencourt Davison
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Hiking

Easy gentle climb on a wide gravel trail. 1mile from the gate you will see an orange ribbon hanging from a tree branch on the left and a tree with a blue circle and a carved arrow pointing left on the side trail. Follow it down a short distance 1/4 mile or so until the last section which is a short but very narrow, muddy and slippy tree rooted section that steeply goes down to the fall. Small clear safe pool for a dip.

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Ed G
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HikingGreat!

Easy stroll on gravel roadbed to pretty little falls and pool. Nice addition if you happen to be in the area.

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Davey Woody
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HikingMuddy

Awesome trail and waterfall. Everyone had a blast including my toddler once we made it to the falls. Only tough part is the direct descent to the bottom of falls but I did it with a baby carrier on.

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Randy Allen
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Hiking

Nice walk , enjoyed very much

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Gabrielle Bradley
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HikingMuddyRocky

The trail is a slow incline upwards, very doable and got a work out. path is rocky and muddy but okay. getting to the bottom of the falls is the hardest part but worth it for the peaceful pool at the bottom with the waterfall. will bring out bathing suits next time!

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Rob Storrs
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Hiking

Easy till descending to bottom of falls. But worth the root-hugging.

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Susan Moorman
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HikingGreat!

Great trail, easy walk up a service road. We made the mistake of taking a trail that forked off to the left about halfway up the road. This trail did not lead to anywhere! Stay on the main trail/road until you see the red flag and arrow painted on the tree indicating the correct way to the falls! Our dogs came too and loved the water and the hike. We’ll be back for sure.

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M A
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Hiking

Hike itself not great, all road but falls are great!

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Paul The great
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Pretty good

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Cara Campbell
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We are new to hiking and this was a great little hike and adventure for a couple of hours. This trail could easily be taken with small children and dogs. Once on the main road for a few minutes, you can go to the left on a dirt trail that is more nature friendly that takes you straight to the falls. It took about 40 minutes getting to the falls, with a couple of small breaks. And about 30 minutes coming back out. I recommend taking water shoes if you plan on getting into the creek/waterfall area. It is also a steep climb up and down to the falls.

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Beth Bowling
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Hiking

Lovely trail! Like others said little parking but wasn't a problem going on a Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rocky walk, can see where it'd be muddy after a lot of rain. L Subtle markings for the fall but had Alltrails on and followed and saw the blue circled arrow on the tree next to a red ribbon. (Picture attached) Waterfall was beautiful and clear. Clean area!!

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Amy Vogrig
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Hiking

Really pretty hike. It was a nice easy early morning trail. A little difficult to get to the bottom of the falls, but otherwise great trail.

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Tom S
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Easy hike. Slippery rocks in places. Took my 4 yr old son and he had no problem. My dog did well too. The descent down to the water is marked with red ribbon in a tree on the left and a carved arrow on a tree points the way. Once you get to the waterfall it can be slippery getting down. May have to climb a little coming back up. Relaxing hike that is kid and dog friendly.

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Brad DeWeese
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Hiking

Rather easy hike up to the falls, however the last drop down is tricky. Recommend having proper footwear due to slippage. Our 4 kids (3-10yr) all made it down fine. On the way up make sure to bear left at fork (look for circle painted on tree).

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Hallie Burk
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great trail. about 30 minutes in and 30 out. there is a first forked pathway before you get to the marked one, it doesn't go anywhere. wait until you get to the one with the red flag and circle painted on the tree. otherwise absolutely beautiful and very peaceful

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Jan Bible
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Hiking

Great hike! Should be marked as easy rather than moderate. The only hard part is the climb down to the bottom of the falls. One word of warning, there are on about six parking places so it was very hard to park. Neighbors do not want you to park next to their yards. One even threatened to call the sheriff’s department. Ended up parking at a church about three tenths of a mile down the road.

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Alison Osborne
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Bobbi Sue Blevins
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Hiking

Loved it ! Make sure you look for the tree on the left bear a small Path , it has a circle painted in it and an arrow pointing to the left , take that trail to the Falls.

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Scott Foster
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Muddy

Pretty easy hike overall, steady incline all the way to the falls, then a little bit of a tricky descent to the falls themselves. Watch for a marking on a tree on the left side of the trail when you start hearing the falls. It will point left, take that small trail to get to the falls. We went after a good rain and the falls were gushing, not sure how it might be when it’s dry.

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Jessica Blevins
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Hiking

Easy and short hike, amazing waterfall- great for kids, great place to get in water. Trail a little rocky.

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Lindsey Webb
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HikingClosed

A great easy trail! Super good for dogs.

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