Scenic Spur Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Scenic Spur Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Reliance, 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.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

9 days ago

Very easy, well marked trail. There are a few creek crossing so I'd highly recommend waterproof shoes! A family decided to turn around when I was there because they didn't have proper shoes. The falls are pretty too!

30 days ago

1 month ago

nice trail

hiking
1 month ago

It was a really nice trail. The directions were clear and everyone's reviews really made me want to do this trail. The waterfall was beautiful, and the stream crossings made the hot day a more bearable. It was a four- hour round trip for me but worth it.

2 months ago

Cool trail that I hiked with four other guys in the rain. The waterfalls are awesome and it's not that hard of a hike. Definitely recommend.

2 months ago

Cool trail that I hiked with four other guys in the rain. The waterfalls are awesome and it's not that hard of a hike. Definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with good tread and a beautiful creek. The falls are lovely. The creek crossings were about mid-calf on the day I went, but that, of course, also meant the falls were flowing full. I had them to myself for an hour this morning--refreshing. Easy access to trailhead, but, yes, there is limited parking. This trail is also reviewed by others as "Clemmer Trail" and "Rainbow Falls," but they are all the same trail which is marked as Scenic Spur, Trail 78 by the Forest Service. Great place for a hike, a swim, a family outing--yes, I could see a dog having a blast on this one.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail, easy hike. Those saying that the directions are wrong are incorrect. I've been on this trail countless times and you can see the Ocoee River from the entrance to the parking area. It's not in Chattanooga.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful water falls and pretty easy hike. Good one to do on a warm day with friends

hiking
3 months ago

Great, fairly short trail. There are three sets of falls and a little grotto at the last falls but getting to those requires some climbing. It's a go-to for when you don't have all day or plan on hitting multiple trails

mountain biking
3 months ago

Starts out with a steep uphill climb to the top of the mountain. Then levels off. Nice trail. Definitely worth doing.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Falls were beautiful. Nice hike through the woods with several Creek crossings.

6 months ago

9 months ago

Completed on Monday Aug 29, 2016.
Easy, short distance, good for dogs even on a hot day because of the creek crossings along the trail and ponds at the end! Even with low water, the falls were beautiful. Even larger cascades above the falls, gotta do some scrambling to get up there though. Can't wait to go back when the water is higher! Also, super easy road access to the trailhead so that's a plus. Definitely recommend this trip for anyone looking for a quick trip to a scenic spot

11 months ago

11 months ago

Great for dogs off leash and a neat little swimming hole. Not too deep but refreshing. Trail was very easy and shady the whole way. It wasn't very crowded and to the waterfall and back is 3.4 miles

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike there and back. Level for the first mile, then finally starts getting a little steep. Very easy hike for anyone of all experience levels. Beautiful falls. Very quiet.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Nice trail. We saw salamanders and a red newt (not sure of the name). Rocks are very slippery!!!! Waterfall are very pretty.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

definitely not near Unicoi, close to chattanooga