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A quick hike with a great view!

Kind of meh for me... I did the Triple falls trail hike before this and didn’t realise it’s actually the last portion of this hike,so if you want the water falls and the view I’d suggest doing that instead.. apart from that not a bad little workout.Annoyingly it was a little overgrown with foliage and I kept running into mini spiderwebs so maybe bring a walking stick as an aid.Probably wouldn’t do it again.

Exactly what I was looking for!
Quick fun little hike with a lot of mini rivers and waterfalls into a rewarding view at the top.
Not terribly difficult and up and down in around 45-1h for a moderate hiker.

Great short hike that’s just a quick detour off 75. Triple Falls are neat and the overlook is great. Can see all the way to the Smokies on a clear day. Trail is pretty worn out in some places due to erosion and overuse.

Some nice waterfalls and good views at the top. I remember quite a bit of vandalism along the way. Nice walk if you can erase those parts. That is why I rate a three.

I have hiked this trail several times, but today the trail was completely washed out in several areas after the bridge. Also there were several trees over the trail.

The water was really flowing and the trail was really muddy. I love all the falls and cascades....beautiful.

The view from the lookout is well worth the hike. We stopped to break up the drive down to Asheville from Ohio and this hike definitely gave our legs the stretch we were looking for! We also had our dog, she had no troubles with the path but there was broken glass at the beginning and we had to wipe her down after the hike from all the mud. Glad we had hiking boots on to keep our feet dry.

This trail is great if you can get past the garbage, clothes, and glass at the beginning. So many little falls, cascades, and fun swimming spots. Love the diversity of this trail. Interstate noise can be heard but just tune it out and enjoy the beautiful creek!

Great short hike with awesome waterfalls and an amazing view at the top. I’ve known about this trail for a long time and have seen the peak from the interstate thousands of times but I only finally got around to doing it today. And now I can’t wait to go back. There was very little trash on the trail but I could see where it is probably much more popular in the summer. The climb after the foot bridge is short but gets the heart going. Highly recommend for a great, quick hike.

Great short hike!! Falls are not that far in from the parking and they are beautiful. It has rained for a couple days so maybe the extra water made them that more beautiful... not sure. Seem like a perfect swimming hole in the summer. Once you are past the falls the climb begins. I can see this being a strenuous hike in the heat but a 55 degree day made it perfect. Once at the top you have a great 360 view of it all. You can even see the Smoky Mountains in the distance. Looks as a fire has gone through the peak sometime in the recent past as its pretty bare at the top and everything in charcoal. Still worth the climb to see it though.

Beautiful falls especially with recent abundance of rain. A good trail for all skills levels. Not a lot of parking or indication your there so make you use the apps directions.

Interesting man made waterfalls—quite a feat of labor and engineering, wonderful overlook. The hike goes a way by the interstate which you have to get used to, and big chunk rock demands focus! But all in all, it’s a great hike.

Enjoy abundant cascades early in the hike. We hiked in February after several days of rain, so the water was dramatic. The bare winter trees allow views of crags well above the stream. Some mud. Some trail water. But our feet stayed dry. The last falls come bursting through a towering (man-made but who cares) slot. After the falls you cross on a charming footbridge and switch your way up to the impressive, rocky summit ridge. This clear day gave us views of the Smokies on the east horizon and I-75 to the west below. Some trash, yes. Some graffiti, yes. Ignore it and enjoy this scenic, compact hike.

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3 months ago

This is a nice hike! If you just want to see the waterfalls and make it to the top of the racetrack, I suggest parking off of Shelton Hollow Road. The waterfalls are less than half a mile away from the pull off where you park. If you start at the official trailhead you hike alongside the interstate and the noise and smell is distracting.

A very scenic trail and not that hard to get to.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail and lots to see. Great photo opportunities everywhere.

4 months ago

I love the park. A family destination for sure.

on Devil's Racetrack

hiking
4 months ago

Nice little hike through the woods. Waterfalls look like a scene out of Narnia when they’re snowy and frozen!

Easy to mistake road to the trailhead as a driveway. Once you get past the falls and cross the bridge, the trail became much more difficult due to mud. Would recommend trekking poles if muddy. Definitely worth the trip to the top.

Pretty cool trail. The waterfalls look gnarly frozen.

I was on the way back from a job site last July and wanted to catch a good uphill hike. it was too late and too hot to do the longer 5+ mile route. The Rangers at the Cumberland Trail office suggested catching this trail up to the top. There is a pull off about halfway up Shelton Hollow Ln to park. Although the amount of trash suggests the locals like to party at the locale, the Rangers assured me that they had not had issues. The trail follows a nice creek the first bit and there is an abundance of trash (cans, wrappers, clothing :), etc..) but once you get past a couple of fire rings and the climb begins the trash diminishes rapidly. there are several really cool swimming holes/waterfalls along the way. The creek follows a unique vertical rock cut made for the adjacent interstate. Several locals were swimming on this day. The trail climbs steadily, eventually crosses the creek and then begins to switch back up to the top. It is a nice view of the surrounding area.

Nice hike through the woods, it is by the interstate. we went after the fires and the top of the mountain was burnt pretty good. nice views and the waterfalls were cool

tough hike in just a couple of miles. nice view from the top.

hiking
5 months ago

next to the interstate so you get some noise pollution. I could see this being snaky in the summer. falls are worth seeing!

Quick payoff, 1/8 of a mile in is the falls which are really cool almost like man made slot canyons. Then the hike gets steep and rocky but not hard to hike. Nice boulder half way up that has some fun low grade problems if you wearing approach shoes. It ends on the peak which is all rock and has 360 views.

hiking
6 months ago

I would rank this trail Moderate to Hard. The trail runs beside the interstate highway and the highway sound is distracting. There was no trash on the trail today so it must have been cleaned up since the other reviews. I will go on this trail again.

Beautiful....esp during the fall season

hiking
7 months ago

Great day hike. Parked off Shelton Hollow Road to access trail. Lower section of trail seems to be a local hangout for nearby residents in the area judging by the liter. First 1/3 of hike features a creek and several waterfalls with some smaller climbing sections of rock steps. After crossing the bridge the remaining 2/3 is up the mountain. The elevation features a zig-zag up the side with a mix of stairs and rock steps. Payoff is the rock spine of the mountain with great views. Good place to stop for lunch! Overall up and back down took us 2 hours and 40 minutes. Has plenty of climbing to keep in mind.

easy beautiful hike

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