Ozone Falls

MODERATE 164 reviews

Ozone Falls is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Crab Orchard, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
216 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

forest

river

waterfall

bugs

muddy

rocky

scramble

Ozone National Forest Recreational Area & Campground is a primitive campground with pit toilets. It is located on the Ozark Highland trail and is serves as a trailhead. This is the site of the historic Ozone Civilian Conservation Corp Camp. 8 family units, pavilion rental, picnicking, and hiking. Camping trailers are allowed but no special facilities available.

hiking
19 hours ago

Sign at the trailhead says “No Pets” with a fine for violators. :( Getting down to the falls requires a bit of climbing so be ready to get dirty and wear appropriate footwear. There were a lot of broken glass bottles scattered around so use careful hand placement. Once you reach the plunge pool, the waterfall is worth it! Our boys (6 & 9) swam in plunge pool and we all stood under the falls. We had a really great time!

14 days ago

I took my dog on this trail for her first hike and she did great! It really wasn’t a long distance. Climbing down the rocks to the bottom of the trail was a lot easier for my dog than it was for me, but still pretty easy! Definitely worth the trip. It’s a beautiful site. Next time I come, I’ll bring a bathing suit to actually swim under the waterfall!

16 days ago

Beautiful waterfall! The path to the top of the waterfall is very easy for those of all ages. The path to the bottom is hard - lots of climbing on rocks to get down and back up but totally worth it! My almost 70 year old mom did it - I was so proud! I wore Chacos and had no problems!Definitely want to bring your swimsuit so you can swim in the waterfall pool!

hiking
1 month ago

Took only the "To Base of Falls" trail. Very short but very technical. Especially slippery when the rocks are wet. So if you're not confident in climbing/descending technical terrain with sure footing, then I wouldn't take this way.
Seriously beautiful little spot. Unfortunately I packed out lots of trash and there are cigarette butts EVERYWHERE. Please show some respect people. Don't ruin and trash these beautiful places that we are all trying to enjoy together!

1 month ago

It was pretty much a walk a few yards to see the top of the falls - the bottom however was more challenging but not hard at all. It is fun to up the rocks on the way up. I recommend it for the view of the falls but if you are in decent shape you should be done in less than 40 minutes .

hiking
1 month ago

Short, nice hike to top of waterfall! The short, steep climb down to the base of the fall was a bit intense depending on the slope you take!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfall and very short hike, well worth a visit.

hiking
3 months ago

To top of fall is a short walk, to get to bottom of falls takes a little rock scrambling and coming back up is fun!

hiking
3 months ago

superb and inspiring.

hiking
3 months ago

This is my all time favorite "quick hike."

3 months ago

Beautiful waterfall on a little side-trip on our way home from Nashville! Totally worth it!

hiking
4 months ago

Not really a hike. A 150meter flat walk out from the road. no rail so careful w pets & kids. be sure & go to the base of the falls. Also an easy walk down.. Easy access but beautiful non the less.

hiking
4 months ago

Not much of a hike but beautiful falls

hiking
5 months ago

Nice fall basically on the side of the road

rock climbing
6 months ago

Very short walk but had to scramble over lots of rocks. Worth it if you're in the area.

7 months ago

Short and easy walk. Only takes a few minutes to walk. It's worth stopping if you're close by. Expect a lot of people on the weekends.

hiking
8 months ago

Great little hike for families. Hiked to bottom of falls with 6 year old and 8 year old, they had no problems and enjoyed climbing all the rocks. Also had a dog with us that blazed a trail with no issues. Had lunch behind the falls for a great little hike.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful and inspiring!

8 months ago

Falls were low ( not surprising since it's been dry) but both the top and bottom of falls were beautiful and fun to play in.

hiking
9 months ago

First off, the ozone falls is breathtaking! The recent "Jungle Book" live action movie was partly filmed here!
The hike however won't take more than 10 minutes to scramble to the bottom of the falls. It could be difficult for some, but for an average hiker there would be no difficulty. I recommend this trail for a stop on a road trip but because it is only about .25 miles of actual "hiking" I wouldn't plan your whole day around ozone falls. That being said I want to reiterate that Ozone Falls is beautiful and I would go again.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful, but definitely not 1.3 miles. Marked trails combine to about .25 miles. Easy to top of falls, but moderate to difficult to get to bottom.

9 months ago

The trail to the base of the falls is hard, not moderate. Need to scramble down rocks and I was definitely disappointed.

hiking
9 months ago

Short simple level ground stroll to the top of the falls. Short hike to the bottom of the falls. I would rate the lower hike as difficult because its all rocks/boulders, no level ground at all! Slipper rocks near the water otherwise you will have good footing on a dry day. I would go back after a couple days of rain. Unfortunately for us the falls were at a slow trickle but still pretty!

10 months ago

Very rocky on the lower "trail". Short and crowded but 100% WORTH IT. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes. Waterfall and swimming at the bottom. You'll wish u had if u didn't. CAREFUL: LOTS OF POISON IVY!!

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful waterfall but short hike and a little crowded.

walking
10 months ago

Great waterfall! Super short walk to the top and the bottom of the waterfall. Just really rocky on the way down. Also, there is a HUGE dog that actually belongs to the park. Nobody has ever mentioned him on here but it was a super cool experience!

walking
10 months ago

Great waterfall! Super short walk to the top and the bottom of the waterfall. Just really rocky on the way down. Also, there is a HUGE dog that actually belongs to the park. Nobody has ever mentioned him on here but it was a super cool experience!

10 months ago

Scramble down some boulders to a beautiful waterfall and pond.

hiking
10 months ago

Not sure this was hiking as much as monkeying over rocks to the pool. Perfect falls. Beautiful scenery.

10 months ago

Short but good views

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