Welch's Point is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sparta, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 55 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

walking

forest

river

views

This is really more of a short walk than a hike but it does lead to a neat spot with a really beautifiul vista over the Caney Fork River and the TN hills. ________________________________________________ GETTING THERE: Take Scott Gulf Road south, turn on Welch's Point Road just past the Virgin Falls Trailhead. Once you reach the end of the long gravel road, it is a short walk down to Welch's Point.

hiking
6 days ago

Amazing view for such a short and easy walk! Great place to have lunch or read.

hiking
5 months ago

Not a hike. Really a short walk but everyone should go if you’re in the area. The view is outstanding. I think it’s the best view/overlook I’ve seen on any of the park trails. Better than Martha’s Pretty Point too.

hiking
7 months ago

Not really a hike but is one of the best places to visit. Great view..

hiking
7 months ago

Park and walk 400 meters to the view. Great sunset view! Totally worth stopping by. Not a “hike” though.

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rocky
9 months ago

This isn’t really a hike, it’s more of a nature walk because the parking area is so close. It’s beautiful and worth the long drive up. There were a lot of horse/deer flies but I think it’s just the time of year. I went around 7:30 this morning and it was perfect watching the sun rise in the sky to brighten up the mountain ranges of trees. Would be a great place to observe fall foliage.

hiking
9 months ago

very short easy hike, nice overlook!

hiking
10 months ago

Not really a hike, but what a beautiful view. ♡

hiking
10 months ago

A short walk to a beautiful overlook.

hiking
11 months ago

Very beautiful trail! Very short walk and so worth it❤️

hiking
Sun Mar 17 2019

Gorgeous view❤️

hiking
Wed Dec 26 2018

Very easy walk to the point. This is not really a hike which is why it's a 4 star. The view is absolutely phenomenal. I happened to arrive in the early morning after a night of rain. The view with the fog was breath taking. It was a little bit of a drive on some back roads. I had this spot all to myself. Tip when trying to climb on to the point there's a trail to the right.

hiking
Mon Nov 12 2018

Easy access but a very well kept secret, not a lot of traffic at all and it truly is a beautiful overlook. Perfect located for a picnic or sunrise/sunset hike

hiking
Mon Oct 22 2018

Gorgeous!

Sun Jul 29 2018

What a view of the Caney fork and the surrounding area. Short easy walk.

hiking
Mon Jul 02 2018

I went with a 2 yo and 4 yo. The walk to the point was so easy we walked back to the car, got our lunch and chairs and walked back. Incredible views. Worth the drive.

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