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

Absolutely beautiful!! A little rocky in a few spots but it’s SO worth it!!!!!

backpacking
9 days ago

Awesome trail!

This trail is by far my favorite of all the trails I have done. Very beautiful and worth the hike (and even to the very top where you can look down below).

Great trail. A little challenging, but worth the effort

hiking
26 days ago

great hike. not to hard or long but is very rocky and can be slick. one stream crossing that can be wet but usually can be crossed on rocks. beautiful spot to have a picnic or swim

hiking
1 month ago

Went during the spring with some lingering snow. Be sure to bring boots that can get wet or find creative ways to jump across a small stream. Actual trail can be muddy, but not hard and you get to follow the stream all the way to a beautiful small waterfall with a shallow wading area.

hiking
1 month ago

As the others said, the trail is rather overgrown. About 3/4 mile in the trail gets pretty rough. If you’re out for scenery, take the right path up to Margarette Falls.

Rocky trail, but a fairly easy hike- even with a four year old. The falls are gorgeous.

A very scenic hike up to Margarette Falls Not an easy hike but not very long either. A nice one hour in and out hike!! Will be back since it’s about two miles from my house!

Trail was rocky but the payoff at the end was well worth it.

We have enjoyed this hike each time we do it. Our most interesting trip was in a major thunderstorm a little slick on the Rocks during that time.

Well worth the hike. Lovely not a hard hike at all was able to do it with my 2yr old granddaughter.

hiking
2 months ago

great hike, beautiful waterfall. starts easy and then gets moderate, well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Easy trail. Lots of beautiful cascades. Make sure to take a camera. Nice foot bridge at one crossing. Second crossing is rock hopping. If you're adventurous go up the hill to the right of the falls. There is a small path following the river. Lots of water crossings, a little rock climbing and you will find a two tiered falls in a small canyon. Well worth the extra hike. It is a rough hike to these second falls, not for the feint of heart. Hard core waterfallers hike on.

hiking
2 months ago

Wow, rough hike. Steep descent on the climb to the river. At the river it's easy to get on the wrong trail. There are places with no trail that you hike in the creek. When you cross Davis creek there are two blue blazes on a tree. FOLLOW THE PATH TO THE LEFT. This trail is tough to follow. Lots of blow downs. Overgrowth makes you question if you are on the trail at all. Just stay by the creek. NUMEROUS creek crossings. Trail goes right to the falls if you are on the right path. Watch your GPS closely to make sure you don't get off trail. on't forget steep descent on the hike in means steep ASCENT on the hike out. Falls are nice but not spectacular. Margarette Falls down the road is much better.

Probably the most beautiful trail in the area! I went three days ago and the trail was lined with gorgeous wildflowers, mossy rocks, and all the while you can gear and see the stream along your route. The trail does get very rocky in places and has a few stream crossings but nothing too difficult. The trail ends in a canyon with the waterfall cascading down to a pool. My dog loved swimming there, and it's an absolutely breathtaking spot.

Beautiful hike with a rewarding waterfall at the end!

I love this trail. I’ve hiked it in all seasons of the year. I don’t recommend it during icy/snowy weather because your hike on rocks can be pretty slick at times. There is a small water crossing, but there are rocks placed across that are almost always above the surface. There are multiple mini falls along the trail as well as the large one. There’s also a couple steep trails on either side of the main waterfall you can climb up.

hiking
3 months ago

Fairly short trail but with a nice payoff at the end. The falls at the end are truly impressive and worth the hike. You are on a gravel road for about 0.75 miles and then another 0.7 to the falls. Kind of rocky at the end, so not good for folks with poor shoes or mobility issues. You are beside a roaring creek most of the way, so that makes for a lovely sound. You have to make one creek crossing, so if the water is running high, you may have to get a little wet to get across. We had no trouble crossing, and it had rained two days before.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike is a hidden gem. Top notch photography location. Hike gets a little rough toward main falls. Lots of loose rock. Wear good boots.

beautiful waterfall

This is one of my favorite hikes! It’s beautiful from the beginning of the trail to the end

Awesome hike!!!

What east TN represents well: waterfalls, peaceful woods surrounded by giant rock cliffs making a holler. Marked well with blue blazes.

hiking
5 months ago

Some strenuous ups & downs but also nice sections along the top of the ridgeline with great views of distant mtns & French Broad River. Well maintained.

Beautiful all the way. Parts were quite rocky

hiking
5 months ago

Had a falcon guide I used to find this waterfall. After asking a couple of locals, one lived over the ridge from the trail, I had no leads on the location. It took me two attempts before finding it. The key turn I missed was when I crossed the creek for the third time I didn't turn left and follow the trail upstream. It was 19 degrees out with snow and ice and after hitting 2.5 miles I turned around. Noticed that was the route to go and followed it. Stopped and went back because I had gotten too wet on the hike to justify any reason to continue. When I got back I loaded up my map and compared it to the map in the falcon guide book. I stopped .2 miles from the falls when I called it quits on 1/ 13/18.

On 1/27/18 I went back and seeing two American Bald Eagles on the drive up had me excited for the hike. I found Marys Falls this time in warmer conditions. It was a great treat to have found. I'm sure summer months will involve much more bush whacking that I dealt with.

hiking
5 months ago

We took a dog hiking on this trail and he loved it! It was snow covered and icy and gorgeous. Very easy and short.

One of my favorites! Go up to Bailey when your there.

It was a little rocky at times but overall pretty good. Not the best trail for just starting out. I was definitely feeling the burn.

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