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Awesome trail! But. First things first, it is hard, it is strenuous. But it is worth it. Wear appropriate shoes, I waded through water well above my knees today. The trail going down is steep, narrow and dangerous. (Not to mention coming back up it is...rough.) Some of the creek crossings were very trying (but fun!) The water was deep and the current was fast. The view at the end was well worth it all though. A very fun hike. Not kid or pet friendly. Will be doing it again!
Waterfalls everywhere!! Water running hard from recent rains. Great trail. Lots to see-flowers, butterflies, beautiful mushrooms, and too many waterfalls to count!! Indian Flats Falls was really nice with strong flow. Great spot for lunch!! Took us 4 hours and 15 minutes round trip not counting stop at Falls. Don't miss this one!!
We started off at the Overlook went down to the bottom and then took climbers loop. It was somewhat of a workout climbing thru the rocks but we had so much fun. We missed the loop and went straight and it dead ended at a waterfall which was gorgeous. Went back the way we came and went back up climbers loop 2nd access and back to the campground. Went 3 miles and it was worth EVERY step!! Loved this beautiful trail!!!
I cannot believe this trail has so few reviews. I am partially to blame as I completed this hike a few years ago (time does indeed fly). I hiked it from Tracy City to the Foster Falls. While this hike can be done in a day I unexpectedly had more free time on my hands than I had planned for so I decided to hike from the start point to the Small Wild Camp Area and spend the night there, then finished at the Falls where my vehicle was parked the next day. The logistics of the car shuttle are fairly easy as there are local shuttle options but definitely need to be addressed or it would make for a long return walk. I purposely did this hike mid-week for the solitude and was not disappointed as I did not see a single person on the trail. I rate this true Tennessee Trail as a Five Fiddle trail and should not be missed by any half way serious hiker living within half a parsec of South Cumberland.
Easy approximately 2.2 miles. Dirt trail with lots of roots and some rocks at the end. Hardest part is finding a parking spot. very few places to park. Road to trail is 7 mile one way loop. Very pretty drive. Water flow dependent on how much rain there has been.