Rutledge Falls Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Rutledge Falls Trail is a 0.4 mile out and back trail located near Tullahoma, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

nature trips
19 days ago

Took our 4 kids (ages 8,5,3, & 3months) on this “hike” this past week. It is not a hike, but it is a great swimming hole. The decent down is tough but we went slow and everyone did fine. It was quite busy while we were there, but we had a great time swimming and playing around the rocks. There were several people smoking that really took away from the pleasant experience of the day, but other than that it was very fun!

20 days ago

Beautiful Falls! You can hear it as soon as you get to the gate. Great spot for cooling off, just mind the rocks! Most of the submerged rocks are slick and some slick spots by the falls as well. Not much as far as hiking, it’s basically just climbing down the bank to it. Go to Machine and Busby Falls just minutes down the road if you want to get some hiking in first. (Thanks Jess Breznican for that suggestion!!)

nature trips
1 month ago

A great place to go for a swim. it is absolutely gorgeous! Was not overly crowded. Just down the road from Machine Falls. If your looking for a hike do the Machine Falls and Bugsby Falls trails first, then spend time at this falls to cool off, have lunch, and relax.

hiking
1 month ago

Kids and husband went on a Monday morning. With kids, it’s quite a bit more than “a little steep” to get to. Once you’re past the small part of the “worn” path, you just choose which way you feel most comfortable taking. Without kids, this would have been much easier but with having them and them not having water shoes, it was pretty tough. I had a walking stick and held my 5 year olds hand and had to carry him in some places (where he was afraid of the water) while my husband had the dog on a leash and helped my 7 year old.
Getting back is easy until you’ve got to climb back up. Being out of shape and just getting over severe sinusitis, this was quite a challenge with a 5 year old but we made it and it was a blast. However, my legs may disagree in an hour or so....

Beautiful! Worth the walk!

2 months ago

Super steep to get to, but pretty easy to navigate once you’re at water level. Worth the trip.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016