Spruce Flats Falls Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews

Spruce Flats Falls Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
8 days ago

16 days ago

Nice trail. Pretty technical but worth the hike.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a pretty difficult hike but it's short and with a great reward! If you park at the small visitors center, walk up passed the gravel road and follow the signs that say "Falls."

hiking
22 days ago

Loved this! Not as heavily traveled or busy as some of the other (more popular) trails in the Great Smoky Mtns.

My husband and boys (10, 15) thoroughly enjoyed the hike and scenic views at the falls.

24 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! I took my wife and 4 kids (7-12) up to the falls today, and we really enjoyed it. There are some pretty steep drop offs on the trail, so keep your kids with you! Beautiful trail and beautiful falls!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

This a great hike and well worth it! Falls were following well. Amazing beauty!

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1 month ago

A short and rewarding hike, but not always easy. This trail has a couple of steep sections; and because the Park doesn't do regular maintenance on it, the rocks and roots are pretty treacherous if you're not paying attention. The falls are beautiful though, and it's well worth finding this little trail that isn't listed on the Park map.

hiking
1 month ago

A short, and steep in places, hike to a lovely waterfall. The trail is not very well maintained and has plenty of rocks and roots--you have to watch your steps carefully. A couple of nice mountain views. We saw a bear cub when we hiked it, but no mama bear or siblings.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail, has rocks and roofs. Water falls is picturesque. Beware of the yellow jacket nest where the trees are marked with caution tape

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