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An excellent all-around hike. Great terrain variety, almost everything you can imagine on one hike except waterfalls. (The midpoint of the Merritt Ridge loop drops you to a surprisingly remote spot on the lake.)

I've hiked this a couple times but it's not worth 5 stars. It's a decent hike to get out on for someone who doesn't mind some elevation gain. However, don't go just to see the falls because they aren't very big & it isn't nearly as impressive as other falls in the area. The trail is well maintained & isn't too crowded.

Absolutely beautiful. It is kind of confusing to figure out exactly where the trail starts. You cross the dam and just go straight. Did run into one snake. Well worth the hike to the falls though, very easy. Take your suits and swim at the "beach"!

great hike with a great overlook...

scenic driving
2 days ago

Good hike seems long than 3 miles, well worth it for the waterfall

Varied conditions with a few challenges. The suspension bridge at Rainbow Lake is a treat. The view down the Tennessee River gorge from Palmer Point affords excellent views including Signal and Lookout Mountains.

Decent trail. Pretty area. Recommend going early in the morning to avoid crowds. Not a place for solitude.

Excellent day hike with your favorite furry friend!! the only part my dog didn't like was the small, but steep staircase at the end. This trail runs next to the water for about 1/2 the trail. seen a couple of harmless baby snakes and a turtle. Sweet trail!

4 days ago

Such a beautiful hike along and and throughout the creekside. The waterfalls were absolutely beautiful! Be sure to go up the trail to the left of the waterfalls so you can climb up to the third one up top and see them from up there!