Petes Branch Trail

EASY 21 reviews
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Petes Branch Trail is a 3.5 mile out and back trail located near Chuckey, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 688 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

forest

waterfall

hiking
11 months ago

This trail starts with a gravel (slightly washed out) Jeep trail then narrows into a single-person path to a waterfall. I was surprised this was marked an easy trail, because you have to cross the creek at least seven times - not easy crossings either. The creek was up on the day I went, so my feet got wet since water was up to my calf. Some of the crossings had big rocks to jump on, but at least three did not at all. The creek would have to be really low to not get wet at least once. After the Pete’s Branch split, it was not particularly steep until the very end. It’s a well-maintained trail. The Waterfall was peaceful but there are not a lot of dry places to sit and enjoy the view. I wish I had brought a blanket because the nearby rocks were wet from overhead drippings of the rock facing. Still, it was a great place for a snack and to enjoy the peaceful waterfall.

hiking
11 months ago

This trail follows a rough gravel road for a little over a mile. With a mild incline and several tricky creek crossings but still manageable to cross. Once the road ends you follow the blue markers for Pete's Branch Falls on the left for another half mile to the falls. Definitely worth the trip out there. The falls are amazing!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Trail follows a rocky jeep trail 3/4 of the way to the falls. After road ends trail becomes more pleasant.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Crosses the creek several times. Hard not to get wet feet especially with kids.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Great for people just starting out.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

We couldn't make it all the way to the falls. We heard what sounded like a bear so we decided to turn back. It was a beautiful hike.

hiking
Friday, September 29, 2017

Today the waterfall was nearly dry. Lots of garbage on the trail. We didn't see any wildlife except for an old wild recliner hanging out near a primitive campsite at the end of the part of the trail that vehicles can access. Easy hike, not much slope until you get close to the waterfall.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

River was wet. double back. took time to meditate. took time to be kind.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The fall is near dry. Great hiking

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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