Machine Falls Loop Trail

MODERATE 199 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

2 days ago

Lovely...mystical.

12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike not only to machine falls but we also saw several other falls on about a 3 mile loop. Nicely marked trails. Great for older kids but probably too difficult for younger ones.

hiking
14 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike.

16 days ago

loved this....my Chihuahua loved it too. we went in at a different entrance so it took us awhile to find the falls but it was totally worth it when we got there.

hiking
19 days ago

A nice trail, with some good inclines that make you work and a beautiful waterfall. However, poison ivy is very heavy during most of the trail and there was a lot of trash too. A lot of this trail's users are forgetting a main rule of hiking. Leave the trail the way you found it.

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1 month ago

The trails arent too terrible. I did find that the Adam's Falls had nothing at it for the loop. There is also another loop past the bugsy falls that is just a loop. All in all not a bad place.

1 month ago

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trail running
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2 months ago

lots of trees down

2 months ago

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2 months 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.

2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!