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.

Hiked with our 7 year old son. It was a bit strenuous, but he made it like a champ. We loved this trail.

I’ve been hiking here since I was a child. Great day hike and plenty of other activities to do in the park.

Did the hike yesterday and it took 4 hours round trip. I myself am a well experienced hiker still took me that long going at a steady pace. Starts out flat then after you cross the bridge it slowly builds up and you go up for a while then go down then up and down, then you’ll get to a section where you cross a bridge over the stream you’ve been following and then there it gets Very steep up the entire way til the falls but let me tell you it’s WELL worth it! The day I went it had rained then snowed the day before so conditions were VERY VERY icy and snowy so if you go in the winter or in snow I recommend crampons on the higher elevations. But snow or not totally worth it! So overall it’s up and down than up the rest of the way great day hike!

4 days ago

This was a great hike to do in March. It was snowing which made for a gray view. If you are moving you stay warm. We stopped for 1. Eat and 2. Pictures of the waterfall. After stop 1 we cooled off significantly and after stop 2 we were cold the rest of the way down (gloves got wet). Still 5/5 hike just be prepared to be cold if you get wet.

Great hike! It is challenging, especially when you hike down to the bottom of the falls because the hike back up is a rough one. I love this state park and it holds so many different waterfalls so I would highly recommend that you try all of the falls out! Also, if you can get a chance to see these falls in the winter, I would highly recommend it!

Beautiful views of a large waterfall!
Just be careful because they are not kidding when they say the water is dangerous. The last time I went the water would have been too dangerous to even go white water rafting.
But when the water is low, you can walk down to the river and take some really great pictures without hiking the trail.

Great trail. Pretty long walk for a creek. If you are looking for just exercise this is a good trail. Good walking grade and nothing too extreme terrain wise. The creek wasn't passable without waterproof shoes or wanting to get wet.

Beautiful hike a must see

we did this hike 3/11/2018 and it was a blast. pretty strenuous trail with lots of side areas to rock climb and look over the river. Overall my Garmin watch clocked us in at 11.5 miles for the whole trip (we did a lot side rock climbing/exploring), and took 5 hours The trail starts out mellow as expected and slowly gets steeper and more difficult. The last mile is pretty much climbing stairs the whole time. good workout, scenic hike, and the falls are beautiful. Definitely recommend!

10 days ago

Great trail! Family friendly- perfect picnic rocks and great picture opportunities!

All paved, would seem nice for a bike ride but not really so much for hiking. There were some pretty parts but also a lot of trash around the park. Also next to a sewer system so if it's a windy day I wouldn't advise it.

11 days ago

Dog friendly, beautiful easy trails with views and water access. Would like to come back and kayak here.

on Hall Bend Trail

12 days ago

The Hall Bend Trail is a leisurely 5 mile loop that offers great views of the Little Tennessee River from long stretches along it's shores and a few high points in it's vicinity. These high points provide the only couple of moderately intense elevation changes but are rewarded with the trail's best vantage points of the river. The roughly last 1/3 of the loop runs parallel the Tellico Parkway and may be a turn of to hikers seeking to escape the noise of parkway traffic.

Really nice hike. First part is paved and the second part isn't. It has a really nice overlook of the lake. Though the bridges you see in the picture are not on this trail, they are on the trail next to it called Lost Creek Overlook trail. Which was a very nice trail as well.

Great, challenging trail well worth the hike.

Went the complete trail. It was easy, but it was beautiful!

14 days ago

Enjoyed the path this morning. Good rise and fall. Very nice around the water. Smelled the bacon as path went near the campsites.

It was a great trail and a great way to spend the day.

good for beginners.
can be slick after rains.
bring a walking stick and your camera

nice stroll

road biking
14 days ago

Amazing place to take a run or bike ride. You can actually extend this to a 18-20 mile bike ride if you keep going on sidewalks past exchange place. Beautiful creek and a small waterfall also.

15 days ago

This hike was amazing the first two miles are fairly easy after that the fun begins. The last mile before the falls is steep with some rock scrambling it will give you a great workout. There are a few water crossing so if you don’t want wet feet wear some waterproof hiking shoes. The falls were great after all the rain we had the last few days.

15 days ago

Beautiful Trail. The elevation gain is very gradual.

We did this trail October 2017. It was absolutely breathtaking. We are beginners at hiking and had to stop a few times and rest. My husband used walking sticks (said he doesn’t think he could’ve done it without them). My 14 year old son and I were fine without using them. This is a strenuous hike but absolutely worth it. We took a picnic and ate it once we reached the top (so glad we took the advice of others on this as we were starving once we got up there and needed some fueling). We sat on the rocks for a while after eating our lunch on them and just took it all in!! We took plenty of water and used every bit of it (about 3-4 water bottles a piece). We started around 9:30 am and finished up around 6:30-7 pm! Would highly recommend this hike if you love waterfalls, just go prepared and pack snacks/lunch!

My review is from the prespective of an amateaur landscape photographer.

I completed this "hike" as a scenic drive. Since I live in Maryville, TN I've probably done this trip well over 30 times. It's a nice drive and fairly scenic, but it's just not the same caliber experience as other nearby scenic drives. If you want a "backdoor" to the GSMNP and want to avoid the craziness that is Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, then take this route.

If you are looking for a scenic drive and photographic opportunities, your time would be better spent on the nearby Foothills Parkway, Newfound Gap (441), Little River Road, Cades Cove Loop Rd, or the superb Blue Ridge Parkway.

23 days ago

Loved it! The water level was up which made the creek crossings a challenge but it was great to see so much water coming down.

24 days ago

Beautiful trail with river and waterfall at Indian Flats, not difficult at all due to gradual incline.

Parking. Clean bathrooms. Easy to follow. Rustic. Pretty views. Peaceful.

It was beautiful. Don't let the first Parr of the trail fool yuou, it does get a little more difficult as you make your way through. It's well worth the trip!!!

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