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nice little trail with a pleasant reward at the falls

hiking
22 days ago

Advice from a Local: Go on a day where there are many vehicles in the lot, don't leave valuables in your car (in sight or hidden) and park very close to the entrance if possible. On Thanksgiving Day while my man and I were on a hike for about 45 minutes, the passenger window of his truck was smashed with a nearby rock from an unknown party as they looted his vehicle.
Also, Wear Sport Sandals - you will need to cross 2-3 medium size streams, that range from 4 inches to 2 feet in depth, to get to the falls and while at the falls there is a large pool at the first base of the falls that you can go swimming in, so wear/bring your swimming suit.

My wife and I along with 6 friends took this hike today. We had a great time, good trail and beautiful falls!

This very easy trail was a pleasure, just a stroll really. There is a beautiful drive to get to the trail head. The facilities include a rest room and picnic area. The out and back walk is a little uneven with roots and rocks, so be a little extra careful in the fall when the path is covered with leaves. The last section down to the falls is a tad tricky but so worth it.

This trail it's self is nothing to talk about, but the falls are decent.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail!! I would say it’s an easy hike with sections of moderate. Mostly a steady grade except as you first leave the falls area! I traveled from the Cleveland area, GPS directed a different route going the falls than when I left. Take Hwy 64 route to access pull off areas with fantastic views.

Great and easy hike! Beautiful in the fall.

Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, flat, wide trail to a beautiful waterfall that is worth the trip. Just some rock steps to get down to the falls at the end. Great for families and very heavily trafficked, so expect the trail to be crowded with rambunctious children and dogs. Looking for a quieter experience? The Chilhowee trail system has multiple routes that will get you to the falls, so if you are an experienced hiker looking for a quieter journey, take one of the longer, more challenging routes, like Slick Rock or Clemmer.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail. There can be a creek crossing after a decent rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike to attractive 65 foot waterfall. Marked with blue i-shaped paint blazes. Mostly flat and easy on wide trail until you reach the stone steps down to the base of the falls at the very end. Go after a good rain for best waterfall viewing. Overall, best short hike at Chilhowee Recreation Area.

A great easy walk. There was enough water over the falls to make it beautiful.

Lovely trail.

on Lowry Falls Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Short but intense hike with a steep grade. We'll positioned rocks and trees help along the way. The cascades are pretty, but may not be worth the effort. We enjoyed it but probably won't return.

On this day there was a fallen tree with branches obscuring the beginning of the trail, but easy enough to get around it. thanks

hiking
2 months ago

I'd done the waterfalls trail before (which is beautiful) but wanted a longer wander in the woods on a misty day. Never saw another soul on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It's a little more than 4 miles one way to Benton Falls - I ended up clocking a little over 9 miles making a trip to the falls and taking the Rim Rock Spur loop on the way back. Love the changing scenery, wish there were better overlooks though. You get a few peeks on the way up. Several small creeks and springs so good water sources if needed. No trouble with trail markings, fairly straight forward to stay on the main trail. Great workout and peaceful outing, I'm sure it won't be my last visit.

One of my close favorites! Easy hike.

It’s a pretty easy hike. Beautiful, but lots of hidden roots and rocks from erosion popping up. It’s easy to twist an ankle or trip. Just look down as you go.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike to take family and friends. Easy, short, and very photogenic falls at the end. You can actually walk into the base of the falls to sit and stand while they wash over you.

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Got turned around several times. Some parts are very well marked. Others not so much. Ended at the begining of Clear Creek and walked along the road to where I parked. Didnt pass a single soul along the way which is a plus in my book. Will do again.

3 months ago

Nice hike. Amazing views of the water. plenty of places to go for a dip.

3 months ago

The reviews were a little misleading to me. It is rated Easy, and I/we would not. There were a lot of rocks to climb/descend especially near the falls. In my opinion this was harder than easy and would be more in line with moderate. Benton falls was way easier.

Loved it! The falls were beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

All of the reviews were very helpful. The entire trail is easy until you get to the falls. When you turn left at the falls sign, the last 100 yards is descending down stairs and a slippery root filled trail. This was an excellent first hike in Tennessee.

hiking
4 months ago

awesome hike some downed trees due to storm and higher river water but it is ok to cross in order to continue to the trail up to the waterfall where we were able to jump off a few times and swim under the sun. just beautiful . easy even with dogs and an 8 year old.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent raw trail. Lots of interest. My wife and I took took this on in late afternoon. Lots of rain over the days before had Rock Creek flowing fast and high, turning the rock hopping jaunts into thigh-deep wading. Nevermind that. The reward at the in end was well worth it. The reward at the out end a downhill grade. Note: Lots of slick mud on the trail.
Also this is not a hard hike, but it did not seem particularly kid-friendly to us.

Great little hike with a beautiful waterfall as payoff. There are a few really muddy spots on the trail so make sure you have the correct shoes.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a beautiful hike to a waterfall.

4 months ago

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