Spruce Flats Falls Trail

MODERATE 22 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.

1.9 miles 508 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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13 days ago

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21 days ago

Beautiful !

hiking
21 days ago

Great hike! Good elevation and challenge in the way to falls. Great views at falls and fairly easy hike back. Highly recommend and good for kids over 5.

hiking
26 days ago

For such a short hike, this trail has a lot to offer. Roots, rocks and some steep inclines make this an interesting trip. As you descend the log staircase, the handrail has been polished by so many hands, it feels like glass! The falls are breathtaking. Nice place to rest, or picnic.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

My husband & I did this hike last weekend. It was a little harder than we expected,but well worth it. We had the Falls to ourselves and it was beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Today the wintertime temps in East Tennessee were around 60 degrees, so we made a quick trip to the falls this morning. A little overcast but beautiful nonetheless. Normal crowds out there but very pleasant and tons of water-flow due to so much rain lately.

3 months ago

Great trail that offers views, beautiful formations and, of course, a fantastic waterfall. Highly recommend.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is by far one of our favorite hikes. The trail is moderate to difficult at some points. Mainly because we had our 4yo and the path gets pretty narrow with some steep edges. Lots of rocks and roots to help the climb, but the most rewarding part is the waterfall in the end. We had a lovely time climbing the rocks and finding an even more beautiful view. Luckily there were only a few other people we passed along the way. I would recommend this trail to anyone who likes a little quiet and seclusion with their hikes!

hiking
6 months ago

This was a nice little trail that my boyfriend and I did. It took about 30 minutes one way. It gets rough towards the end, but then you get to the falls and it's beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

Overall this was a great hike. Our two boys really loved it as well and we all felt it was pretty challenging. I would personally rate it a bit more tough than just a moderate hike as there are quite a few substantial inclines and areas where you have to be careful with proper footing. In short, it was a really fun and challenging hike!

6 months ago

I love this trail! Not a very long hike, but a nice incline. it's in a popular area, but for some reason folks don't know about this trail. which is exactly why it rates so high with me. I'll take a pic of the falls next time I go up and post. I told a friend about it and he proposed up there!

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful falls. Moderate trail with steep elevation change. Trail is very narrow/slick in places. Would definitely say boots required.