Piney Falls State Natural Area is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grandview, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.
From gorgeous rock outcroppings to the 80 foot waterfall and lush forest, this trail was very enjoyable. We went off the trail to see some of the boulder formations, which is really what made the trail worth it! An older couple passed us and said, "Be sure to go down below the falls and view them from behind." We weren't sure which trail led to the bottom. We followed a blue marked trail others told us was it, that seemed to be the only one in sight. The leaf cover and extremely steep grade of this trail down the mountainside was so scary that we turned around. I hope this wasn't the trail down. I couldn't even stand up from the grade of it; I was crawling on all 4's hanging to nearby trees or else I would slip with each step on the slippery leaves. Surely this wasn't the right trail that the elderly couple had taken. We are in our early 20s and are avid hikers in the Smokies and all of Middle TN and usually we don't turn down any trails!
Hiked today for the first time. Very beautiful waterfalls! The trails need to be marked better ,but will definitely be back to hike it again!
Hiked on January 28, 2017. Loved it.
nice secluded hike
This was my first official hike. We had a great time and loved the falls. The water was flowing very well. We saw a few more people hiking and spoke to a few. The path to get to the bottom of the upper falls was not marked where to turn but when we asked another couple they told us how to get there. So when you get to the sign for the lower fall there is a small trail that turns at this sign and it runs along the side of the gorge and it takes you to the bottom of the upper falls. We did not find away to the bottom of the lower falls though.
Very good water this weekend. 1/7/17
The water was flowing great today, making the falls remarkable. There was ice as well, which added to the scenery.
falls are flowing strong again