Rock Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Rock Creek Falls Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

4 days ago

Good out and back trail not to hard .....can be muddy in rain and a few creek crossings but really enjoyed the falls ....go after a good rain and the falls are much better !!

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

A very nice hike especially in spring. I hiked today again at the beginning of summer.Less flowers more flies, but the waterfall still nice and flows well. The forest also pretty after you leave the camp area behind. Bring 2$, because you need to deposit it for parking

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I've hiked this a couple times but it's not worth 5 stars. It's a decent hike to get out on for someone who doesn't mind some elevation gain. However, don't go just to see the falls because they aren't very big & it isn't nearly as impressive as other falls in the area. The trail is well maintained & isn't too crowded.

1 month ago

Great trail, awesome scenery

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1 month ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

This is my favorite hike in the Tri-Cities area of east Tennessee. I would def rate this a moderate hike since its an uphill climb most of the way. There are 2 separate waterfalls that are well worth the hike. U can drive thru the campground and go all the way towards the back of the campground and there is a small gravel lot that is safe to park in. The trail starts right behind the lot and keep to the right and u will be well on ur way. The wildflowers this time of year are stunning!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very much worth the hike! Lots of greats falls, of all sizes. Path was well tended. Good parking.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Pace yourself. The trail is relatively flat until you reach the fork leading to the falls. It is a steady mile going uphill and most of the time over rock and through creek beds. The fact it was raining at times upgraded the difficulty level to strenous.,The rain swollen falls and the cascades leading up to them were magnificent.

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This trail begins as a well kept gravel path easily ridden with a bike near the campground. The elevation steadily climbs until the peak waterfall at the top. The hike up took over an hour and a half while the downhill hike back was closer to 40 minutes. Some of the trial was jagged and rocky and there are a few dry creek crossings. The waterfall at the top is well worth the work. The falls are surrounded by rock cliffs and feels like something out of a movie.

9 months ago