Explore the most popular fishing trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great hike

1 day ago

It’s really nice hike overall. I took my 7 year old and she got through all the creek crossings just fine and we hiked all the way to the cliff. Just wear shoes made for hiking and getting wet and you’re good. The only bad part is the hike back to the parking lot because it is steep!

Hiked this trail a few weeks ago. The trail itself is good and would be considered easy by most. Some nice views, some heavily wooded sections and some rolling hills. There are some homes nearby and I had an unpleasant encounter with loose dogs after coming off the trail near the Glendale Trailhead. It is a rural area and this could be a concern. I recommend being prepared for such an encounter.
This trail section is listed as near Centersville, TN (a wide spot in the road) near Greenback in Loudon County. It is a section of the East Lakeshore Trail that runs along the eastern shore (imagine that) of the Little Tennessee River & Tellico Lake. The whole trail is about 29.5 miles long with trailheads at various points along the trail. The Southern terminus is north of Vonore just off US411 and the Northern terminus is located east of Lenoir City off of US321. Construction of the trail is a joint venture between WATeR and the TVA. A PDF map and more info is available at www.tellicowater.org.

This was a fun hike. The suspension bridges felt sturdy!

Lovely hike in the beautiful lush forest, with a waterfall at the end. My first "long" hike. Being from Florida I practiced for a long time on the uphill treadmill, and it worked, because it wasn't too hard or too steep for me, and I enjoyed it so much I have sought out vacations with beautiful day hikes ever since.


3 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. My wife and I enjoyed being by the river, and the tighter spaces of rugged terrain this trail offered. Without a doubt worth the hike to see the cascade. A favorite for sure!! This was about 10 miles stepping distance due to the terrain, and was hard but doable.

Love this park! So many great hikes and beautiful views! There are tons of other activities for everyone in the family to enjoy like a ropes course, golf, horseback riding, tennis courts, and kayaking.

Slipped over for a walk after work. I never tire of walking this loop. Only takes a little over an hour or so, well worth the time. In the summertime, the stretch along the creek is probably 10-15 degrees cooler than the trailhead. One of the prettiest spots in the area.

4 days ago

Beautiful hike. But please be cautious, especially with children. The cliffs have no railing and four of the nine river crossings lack guide wire as they have flooded. Otherwise a wonderful experience

6 days ago

what an awesome hike. very hot and the water crossings were great. hardest part for me was the incline coming back out, had to just take my time. and yes the wild blackberry's were a very nice treat. most likely will be our annual 4th of July hike.

had time for about half, fairly easy up hill, ran water off the trail pretty well considering the rain at the time. convenient to do along with other activities.

Peaceful walk in the wood with so much to see in such a short loop

This is one of my favorite state parks in Tennessee, and the waterfalls rarely disappoint. I highly recommend

Truly magical ... these falls are not only breathtaking but also fun to swim in for the whole family

Great Trail, Awesome waterfalls! Kids thought the powerhouse was really neat! Trail runs along the river and there is lots to see. Definitely recommend this one for a short trip.....we did this one in light rain and it was wonderful, though we did lose daylight before we could keep going and we made it nearly to the end! Nice views!

Awesome trail cs17 is great place to hang a hammock

Great hike! Beautiful views of the falls. Trail gets narrow towards end of loop. If you really want to explore, wear waterproof shoes to cross streams and walk on wet rocks.

8 days ago

Hiked it today and saw a few deer. Trail is green and pretty.

Great trail. We went on the 4th of July early and it was fantastic. The trailhead parking lot was a little crowded, but we never really saw anyone on the trail. Easy hike for our crew of 9 (kids were ages 6 to 14),though a little long to get to the waterfall. So glad we did though...we waded in the water and relaxed, making for a quick trip back down. Beautiful the entire way, quiet and peaceful...and lots of river distractions for the kids. Bonus was how nice and cool the hike is along the river. We were never too hot, even though the temps were in the 90's that day. Super happy!

Beautiful hike. Lots of rocks and roots though-wear appropriate footwear. Will definitely be back!

8 days ago

A very nice trail along the creek with pretty scenery but no views along the way. Falls is also attractive. Saw four groups hiking out as we were walking in and three groups hiking in as we were hiking out but managed to have the falls to ourselves while we were there. Several young kids seemed to have no troubles with the hike.

I would rate it a little more than moderate due to the rocks, roots and narrowness of the trail. but it's very scenic with nice waterfalls and swimming holes

The hike was beautiful with a few waterfalls along the way. There are many side paths to get better views of the river and falls as well. The last half mile or so goes past the final waterfall up an incline to a fork where it meets other trails. If you are just looking for the waterfalls and not for the next connection point I would turn around after the last waterfall that you can see from a wooden walk bridge. The bridge has no rails and is wide enough for a car to drive over. Over all good hike! I would definitely recommend bringing bug spray!!

on Meigs Creek Trail

10 days ago

Me and my three boys hiked the trail. It has several steep inclines for the first mile or so. You cross the creek multiple times and there is a beautiful small waterfall. We only saw two other people on the trail. It doesn’t look very traveled past the waterfall which is about 1.7 Miles back. The trail is a lot of fun and we’d definitely do it again.

Seriously an amazing and beautiful trail! So many waterfalls and beautiful views! Full trail review and more pics coming to our blog soon! www.Wander-Full-Life.com

on Window Cliffs

11 days ago

Went today and loved it. The hike was great and the creek crossings were a welcome sight. 97 degree temps made the creek that much better. Oh , and the wild blackberries were awesome.

My favorite hike at this park! Easy to Moderate with some rock cliffs to get past, but most anyone and children can complete it. Wear shoes in the water at the base of the falls, sharp rocks are present.

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