Spruce Flats Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 413 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

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rocky
2 days ago

Nice easy hike with a few great views, it was very muddy in a few spots today and a big tree has blown down in front of falls, easy to climb around for better view of the falls.

5 days ago

fun trail but muddy and lots of rocks and roots to climb over. Might not recommend for small kids or those w balance problems. falls are really pretty.

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muddy
5 days ago

Worth the hike in! The last part before the falls was rocky. But it was so beautiful!

8 days ago

really fun trail. A few trees are down by the waterfall that make it harder to get to, but it is still accessible.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Nice trail. Steep in some parts. Slick and muddy in a few spots but manageable. The falls were nice. If you go around the left side of the falls there’s a closer view and you can edge up to the falls. Right in front of the biggest(tallest) rock in front of the falls is a deep spot of water where you can jump off into the pool. Advise you to check around in the “pool” first to get a feel of where the rocks are. Cold and refreshing swim after the hike up.

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rocky
9 days ago

Nice falls trail. Get here early

hiking
13 days ago

Love this hike! I've done it a few times with different people. One of the times was with my husband, 4 and 5 year old. The trails can be narrow at times but as long as you hold your kids hands it's fine. They loved the hike and the waterfalls at the end were beautiful

18 days ago

Did this today. Also had to park off the main road. A 2.1 mile road hike to the trailhead. Then back to the Falls. That's when we decided to cross the creek and go up around the other trail to see if we could get above the Falls. Not possible without falling or slipping on rocks as we both did. Too dangerous. With that said, I started my recording when we first got to the Falls. Overall, we did about 7 miles. They really should open this road. No excuse to keep it closed. Like said below, it was definitely worth the extra distance. The Falls were absolutely gorgeous!

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rocky
19 days ago

We hiked to the falls today, but they had Tremont Rd. closed so we ended up parking and walking. It was still worth the extra distance. These falls are gorgeous. The trail can be pretty tough at times. Definitely don’t recommend for real little ones, or if you have challenges with tougher terrain.

hiking
22 days ago

Unfortunately, Tremont rd was closed (not sure why) so we couldn’t even get to the trailhead. Saturday, May 9, 2020.

hiking
2 months ago

Had a blast with our family on this trail. We went during the winter. We thought the trail was a little more on the hard side vs moderate, only because of the hills. Had a great time, it was well taken care of. The falls were gorgeous at the end!

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muddy
rocky
2 months ago

Moderate ascent to beautiful falls. REMEMBER SOCIAL DISTANCING, PEOPLE! Crowded today (which is pretty normal), but we can give each other space while still enjoying our favorite places!

hiking
2 months ago

Visited last year.

hiking
2 months ago

All sorts of interesting terrain along the path. The waterfalls are absolutely spectacular. Saw a lot of young to old doing the hike but dont think it's not a workout still!

It's a climb on thevrocks to get there, but worth it.

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rocky
3 months ago

Perfect trail if you’re looking for something a little moderate but only have a couple of hours. The views and waterfall was beautiful!! A little muddy this time of year due to rain and ice melting but that absolutely was not a issue for me. I went fairly early in the day so there wasn’t a lot of traffic on the trail.

recorded Spruce Flats Falls Trail

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rocky
3 months ago

rocky
washed out
3 months ago

One of my favorite hikes! Easy for people who hike alot, I would say moderate for those who don't spend alot of time on the trails! Steep in places and very rocky in some spots! Was beautiful today lots of water flowing!

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorites. GORGEOUS falls where you can get right up to it/besides it. Trail there is a lot of uphill but it’s short and every bit worth it. Highly recommend if you’re looking for something to do for a couple hours

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muddy
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Wow! What an awesome short hike for a beautiful waterfalls. We went when the rains had been heavy and the falls where amazing. Several gorgeous views on the way in and once you get there you just want to stay. Don’t be fooled by being able to see the road when you get there. The river is too large to cross when the waters up. Just hike back out the trail.

4 months ago

loved it, super fun!

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