Ruby Falls

EASY 36 reviews

Ruby Falls is a 0.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

cave

waterfall

no dogs

Ruby Falls is a paid waterfall attraction in an underground cavern.

hiking
1 day ago

Very easy, but slow moving on the way in. Waterfall cool, but artificial lights and music kind of ruin it's natural beauty. A true tourist trap, but could be fun for kids. Having been to Carlsbad, this is not impressive at all...

walking
28 days ago

Developed as a tourist attraction. The walk is easy and the cave formations are interesting. How can you not love a 145' subterranean waterfall? Unfortunately, your time at the fall is limited due to the tour group schedule, but it was still enjoyable. Not my usual thing.

walking
1 month ago

Just Ok. It is greatly advertised all over the city. All is artificial: paved, lights, water, music. Not much left to nature. With long lines to get in and extremely crowded. Maybe a fun experience with small kids.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

Good family fun

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

scenic driving
3 months ago

I decided to take a trip to Chattanooga to visit Ruby Falls and it was one of the best decisions I made this past weekend. The line was indeed a bit lengthy. It took over an hour to get inside the vicinity. I enjoyed the tour despite my low level of claustrophobia. The waterfall at the end was very beautiful and I enjoyed every minute of the tour.

walking
3 months ago

Ok falls, a little tight in areas, some kids along the way were being rude.

walking
4 months ago

amazing cavern with waterfall

walking
4 months ago

If your not claustrophobic and don't mind being close to strangers then do this! The falls at the end of this tour are amazing. More of and educational history lesson but cool none the less. We went on Memorial Day weekend so it was super crowded. My suggestion is to go as early as possible to beat the rush.

walking
5 months ago

Amazingly fun. Very colorful underground cave trail w/ photo ops along the way. waterfall was awesome to see.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

This is a paid activity with a guide. That being said, for those of us who like caves, the waterfall is well worth seeing. It's lighted and a little cheesy but if you can look past the touristy aspect you will see a truely unique waterfall.

7 months ago

7 months ago

The story behind how this waterfall was discovered is quite cool :) Really cool rock formations and waterfall

7 months ago

10 months ago