Machine Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 185 reviews

Machine Falls Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tullahoma, 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
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
275 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
3 days ago

lots of trees down

12 days ago

12 days ago

14 days ago

Been hiking at Short Springs for years now, and it is a jewel of a place. There are 4 loop trails in all, and a person can get in a good 5+ mile hike doing all of them, and it will give you a good workout. Each loop has something special to offer, and if you go you'll sell yourself short if you don't check them out. Machine Falls is a knockout, and there are several other smaller fall along Bobo Creek. A couple of uphill pulls that you will feel, but nothing overly strenuous. Well worth a trip to Tullahoma.....I HIGHLY recommend.

15 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

18 days ago

Enjoy this pretty often. Close to where I live.

18 days ago

22 days ago

One of my frequently visited trails. Great for trail running and paths clearly marked.

24 days ago

24 days ago

Excellent waterfall. Great views. Nothing negative to say.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

I would rate this as easy. Good one to take your kids on. My 4 year old son and 4 month old pup did just fine doing the loop. Overall great short hike marked very well. Would definitely recommend and absolutely will be back.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Short, fairly easy (some man-made and natural step descents might test your balance) loop trail to a very rewarding view of a beautiful waterfall. The last 100 yards are either on a narrow ledge or in the creek. Getting the best photos requires wading in calf-deep water. Pack boots/waders.

1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome trail - one of my favorites :)

hiking
2 months ago

Did this with a 4 month old and 6 yr old. Great hike! Right before the falls is the only part that is tough. Worth your time.