Stinging Fork Falls Trail

MODERATE 47 reviews

Stinging Fork Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spring City, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
498 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

This pretty trail is short, fast and steep down to the creek. It is beautiful down at the bottom by the falls. The rock-strewn path becomes heavily shaded by the forest. The more you descend during this short hike, green moss starts taking up residence over the small boulder fields that become the path. Closer to the creek, you'll catch a glimpse of one of the smaller falls and, around spring, you may also see lots of mountain laurels in bloom. At the base of the creek is Stinging Falls, one of the many lovely spots for waterfalls in Tennessee. The cove is quiet and very serene. The water from the falls tumbled into a swimming hole that was equal parts clear, blue and green.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike starts off very unassuming and easy and then you see those stairs and you know you are about to put in some work to see that beautiful waterfall.

The stairs have seen some better days, several are missing and loose, so please be careful while traveling on them.

This hike was very sunny, not much shade. The waterfall was gorgeous, one of the prettiest I have seen to date.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Loved this hike ... beautiful water falls!

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Great short little trail with beautiful reward at the end. I hiked in with my 2 year old daughter in a carrier and the final descent was a little tough, so be careful if you have very small children.

2 months ago

Loved the trail and water falls

2 months ago

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2 months ago

I loved it , it was a great workout however make sure you follow the white side paneling! I got lost about 3 times

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5 months ago

The water was flowing strong today, making the falls a sight to see. Taking the fork to the right leads to a fun path down to the falls. The ice made the steps a little tricky, but the trail is very short. If you take a left at the fork, it leads to an overlook. Right now the overlook offers a view of the creek that normally can't be seen because of the leaves. I always enjoy stinging fork!

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9 months ago

Great quiet, tranquil Monday afternoon hike. Stairs are a bit tricky but falls are worth effort. Overall walk is short with easy terrain

9 months ago

great and long... wasn't expecting it to be a boulder and rock trail but none the less it was a great hike and Good workout to see an amazing waterfall, creek, and scenery... i highly recommend this trail... Do take plenty of water and massive a snack with you

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10 months ago