Sill Branch Falls

EASY 88 reviews
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Sill Branch Falls is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. 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
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1286 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

The first part of the hike has an easy incline, when the trail forks, stick to the left and you'll immediately cross a small stream. Continue on up this steep section of trail and you'll soon arrive at the falls.

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

Low water levels but the hike was nice. Saw my first baby bear.

3 months ago

directions worked fine for us. great trail along the river with a bunch of small pools and waterfalls to play in. recommended.

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4 months ago

Easy trail with 1 creek crossing that can be rock -hopped unless alot of rain has fallen .A short uphill climbing part after u cross creek but nothing bad and is beautiful to see with snow or ice on the falls .Does tend to have low flow in summer months without adequate rainfall .

hiking
4 months ago

Do not follow the directions on the app!

You can follow the forestry service directions from Greeneville as previously posted. Here's directions from I-26:

(Copied from http://appalachiantreks.blogspot.com/2008/12/sill-branch-falls.html?m=1)

Take I-26 to the Erwin/Jonesborough exit #37. At the end of the ramp, turn right and take State Route 81/107 west for 6.5 miles, stay on Rt. 107 by turning left and continue for 5 more miles. Turn left on Clark's Creek Road and drive 3.1 miles (the last 1.7 will be gravel) into the Cherokee National Forest to a small parking area on the left. A small brown marker indicates the trail head for Sill Branch Falls -- the first part of the hike has an easy incline, when the trail forks, stick to the left and you'll immediately cross a small stream. Continue on up this steep section of trail and you'll soon arrive at the falls.

4 months ago

It is a easy hike and great for all ages! I recommend going in late spring when the water levels are high! in the summer there is not much water flowing down the creek.

4 months ago

Good little trail. We took the kids (3yr, 5yr) and it was just challenging enough to keep their attention. The directions the app gives are way off though. I will post a screen shot of the correct directions.

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5 months ago

There were no trespassing signs everywhere. No thanks!! Then saw a huge bear. Not going back.

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5 months ago

Nice short hike with young kids.

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5 months ago

Super easy short hike and stunning waterfall!

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5 months ago

Over the past 2 days I've hiked this 3 times! I love this trail, it's super easy with one little spot that gets difficult because it is very steep but rather than that it's an awesome trail.

5 months ago

Great for the entire family to be out,and a nice waterfall

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Beautiful short hike. If I didn't read the reviews I would of missed the fork info. Yes at the fork turn left. Beautiful waterfall.

6 months ago

I love to be outside but am far from being in shape. It's an easy hike and very relaxing. When the water is calm you can find some huge crawdads.

6 months ago

Short hike, was not difficult at all. The waterfall was abolutley gorgeous. Very serene and secluded. Highly reccomend for a short daytrip

6 months ago

This is a beautiful and enchanting hike. There are several areas to stop and just enjoy nature along the trail. Once you come to a fork and a tree that is clearly marked with blue. Go left and up the hill to get to the fall. This trail is very well maintain and easy for any age. I am looking forward to my next visit.

6 months ago

take the fork to the left. we knew to do this and still missed it. so did several other hikers. it looks like it's just a way to go down to see the babbling brook but go down and across and then it goes steep uphill. it's beautiful and breathtaking!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike for kids and a beautiful waterfall!