Turtletown Falls Trail

MODERATE 79 reviews
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Turtletown Falls Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Farner, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 day ago

15 days ago

The waterfalls on this trail were truly gorgeous. I echo everyone's reviews on it being hard to find and encourage you to screen shot some of the more logistics-minded reviews to help you get where you want to be. There was a storm not long ago so the trail was a little rough with some fallen trees, but nothing we couldn't manage. Like some others, we couldn't locate the loop connecting trail, but it was still a perfect, secluded hike.

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30 days ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Well worth the drive! We met 1 group of people on this hike. Got in our cardio on this well marked trail. The falls was just stunning! The directions on this took us to someone's house. There is only 1 sign for this and if you turn left on Newnan you have gone too far! Be looking for the brown sign on Farner.

hiking
1 month ago

Great easy trail to some beautiful double falls. Not very deep but a blast to romp around in with the dogs.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike. We went on Sunday afternoon and only came across a handful of others hiking.
Be prepared to stop along the way to admire the views and play in the waterfalls. We took to the right at the first split- thank you for that advice. Returning from the lower falls at the split (left) for the loop there is a huge pine tree down right on the trail. Took us a bit of back and forth before we just cut across the woods to find the trail. The blaze is not well marked at this split.
We will definitely do this one again.
Be warned gps says to turn on Newman Rd then turn again on Newman B- that is not correct. Go pass Newman about 100 yards down you will see the brown sign to turn onto the forestry service road.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful falls. We went on a Saturday and saw 7 other people on the trail. It was worth the drive from the Knoxville area.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail! Trail is pretty narrow, not ideal for poorly trained dogs. Trailhead is a bit difficult to find, keep your eyes peeled for signs.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Make sure to turn right if you do the loop... the sign makes it seem like you can go left or right ... go right !!!! After the trail you have done with the falls ... that's the loop trail .... if you keep going straight they is a grave if u see this grave turn around !!!! I kept going and it took nowhere !!!

hiking
3 months ago

When driving in, there is a creek crossing. There are several concrete blocks in the water with spaces in between them. You drive over this. We were in a jeep and it was a bit wobbly to me. We did have a car in our group though and they seemed to make it with difficulty. The parking area was a dirt culdesac. When we were there, the middle was a giant puddle of water. We did have enough room for our group of 5 cars + the other 2 that were already parked there in a circle.

The trail was beautiful. Lots of wildflowers. We took the left trail to walk beside the water. Both upper and lower falls were wonderful.

3 months ago

Would def do again. Falls are awesome. We did somehow get off trail and had to make a trail to get back on. Moderate rating for some uphill walking. Otherwise not difficult at all.

3 months ago

Would def do again. Falls are awesome. We did somehow get off trail and had to make a trail to get back on. Moderate rating for some uphill walking. Otherwise not difficult at all.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Perfect distance for a moderate hike. The water was high while we were hiking so several spots we had jump over water. Waterfall was beautiful. When trail forks we went left and so glad we did.

4 months ago

I really enjoyed this easy trail! The waterfall was bigger than I'd expected. Nice surprise!!

hiking
4 months ago

great intermediate hike. taking the right fork so you come back along the river is the way to go.