Winding Stairs Loop

MODERATE 19 reviews

Winding Stairs Loop is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Lafayette, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

It’s a very good hiking trail can be risky as it is slick in a few spots on the southern slope and Jacobs ladder is not for the beginner however taking the old log road back up is a really good hike back to the top it’s really beautiful this time of year.

14 days ago

* NOTE: The entrance is off of Hwy 52 W, (655 Nature Trail Way), not Winding Stairs Lane.
A great set of trails with an easy paved portion to overlooks - great for strollers, etc.. Then it changes to mostly moderate sections and a more challenging portion. In addition to the falls and cascades, it is great for wildflowers, wildlife tracks and birding.

14 days ago

Absolutely Incredible! Steep, challenging, peaceful, quite, picturesque! A rose among thorns! We will be back very soon!

hiking
17 days ago

what a beautiful place, the falls and wildflowers are amazing. highly recommended. part of the upper trail is paved which makes it great for those that cannot do the ups and downs to enjoy the beauty.

hiking
21 days ago

Very well maintained, easy access. The cascades and jacob’s ladder were challenging. Definitely coming back.

26 days ago

Winding stairs is a work in progress. Every time I go, more has been done to make it a great place. That being said, there are still parts of the park that are rather risky. Bring a good set of boots and a camera. Love it

hiking
1 month ago

Winding Stairs Park entrance is on Nature Trail Way not on Winding Stairs Lane. All Trails and Google map sent us on wild goose chase. Breathtaking views, multiple waterfalls, rushing cascades, and an abundance of wild flowers. Definitely go in the spring for the flowers, can't wait to go back in the fall.

1 month ago

so many wildflowers! hiked up to the bottom of the falls but when they cut trees down for the view of the overlook, they let the trees fall into the gorge making it a scramble to get a good picture of the falls.

1 month ago

I enjoy going here. It's great for the kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail

hiking
1 month ago

The trails are nice, and well marked. Thought the gates used has handrails was crafty. (Handrails for all heights:) Jacobs Ladder is definitely steep! Lots of pretty

2 months ago

It’s wonderful the amount of work they have done over the past couple of years. As it is only 10 miles from home, it will be our spur of the moment spot...

2 months ago

Definitely worth a trip if your in the area. Good local hike

3 months ago

We hiked when the park was technically closed, but wanted to see the cascades frozen. Since the trails are under construction hiking sticks are useful. Jacob's Ladder is tough but only a short distance.

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