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

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.

This is a hidden gem - magnificent waterfall and a pristine crystal clear mountain top lake with a sand bottom beach

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful waterfall. $3 fee per car for parking. It’s 1.5 mi out to the waterfall, and then 1.5 mi back. There are multiple other trails if you want to continue exploring. Most of the trail is sand, but there are some muddy parts and a large stone staircase at the end, so tread carefully. Great day hike! Also, make sure to stop off at the scenic overlooks up and down Oswald Rd on your way in/out of the park.

Beautiful falls well worth the easy hike in. Little work hiking back out (steps up from Falls) but was easy enough for someone with little physical ability to do. Can’t mtn bike the steps down into the Falls area but can bike 99% of the rest of the trail. I too packed out some trash. Too much litter. Highly recommended because of the Falls.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice falls and easy trail. I was there early so the traffic was all but none. Days of rain made the falls something to see but the trail also had a lot of water because of it.

Easy hike, too many people for my taste. The falls are interesting almost look man made. nice looks to swim in at the bottom. My dog loved it.

hiking
20 days ago

Pretty falls, easy trail. Good for an outing close by.

hiking
22 days ago

Pretty nice little trail. Nothing too spectacular. Most of it is sandy. A good place for families but not a ton of room near the falls. I'd go on a weekday if you can. Lots of trash.... please don't litter!!! And pack out trash you might find. I brought out a couple of water bottles.

hiking
22 days ago

This is a short trail, that gets steep, near the top. trekking poles, helped a lot. there are lots of small waterfalls. overall a nice hike. it would have been nice if it was longer.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike to the falls. Short but good
If you want great scenery the second falls is a steep ascent but worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Went to the Falls today and it was amazing,great access,plenty of room,overall wonderful trail!!

I really enjoyed the hike. this is a great trip to get started on or back into (like myself).

seemed like a great trail, but only got to go a quarter mile in due to hiwassee flooding the trail making it unsafe. Will definitely try again soon.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, stairs can be a little tricky but my 8 and 10 year old made it down with a little help. Kids loved the waterfall!

hiking
2 months ago

a nice quick trail. relatively easy hike..does get a little steep near the end of the trail. beautiful waterfalls all along the stream and a nice swim hole at the top

hiking
2 months ago

We were unable to complete the trail. There is a mandatory water crossing and the water was too high. We saw a trail to the left that was marked with blue and white ribbon. We followed it for a while. It is not heavily trafficked and seems abandoned. The markers were still in place until the trail eventually disappeared in a area near the stream. Does anyone know anything about this trail? Its not on all trails, hiking project, or the area map.

hiking
2 months ago

A fun little hike and beautiful waterfall. Be careful walking down the steps lol because I wasn’t. Can be crowded at times.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a 6-mile hike, and it is definitely up and down. The trail is great, very little blowdown, and well maintained. The falls are simply beautiful! I did see a tiny brown snake and started looking closer for the rest of the “family,” but they stayed out of sight.

Short but good to be around. Some steep parts and some trees across the path. Gorgeous stream makes the trek going steeply up in places. First tree is barely 40’ from the beginning and looks dangerous but was easy to navigate. Water was really moving and the multiple steps in the stream add a really nice cacophony to the climb. Numerous rhodendren bushes will look super if they bloom. They loom over the trail almost the whole track. Had to park about 80’ west of the trailhead but there is little traffic on TN30. Really nice rock formations and many small falls. There are some super opportunities for little videos here

There are several ways to get to the falls. One could choose a more challenging route and hike up the mountain. There are not many inspiring views, but the hike is pleasant. If you choose to drive up Chilhowee Mountain you will find breath-taking views of the Ocoee and the surrounding mountains. There are terrific logging roads along the way to hike and hunt small game. The trail to the falls is short and very easy. The falls are wonderful. There are stairs down or one could choose to climb either side of the falls up or down. The creek at the bottom is a nice place to chill, dip your feet, and have a snack. Very kid and animal friendly.

Easy trail hike, worth the trip to see the beautiful falls!

3 months ago

Very good trail to spend an hour or two in nature with the family or all day covering the loops.

hiking
3 months ago

Short hike. Water flowing nicely. Definitely NOT Hard as AllTrails rated. A little steep in some places but not difficult at all. Several nice cascades. Parking is available for only one car at the trailhead.

hiking
4 months ago

Our first hike of 2018 and it didn’t disappoint. It was raining and 50 so we didn’t see many people. The trails where well marked, the trail width was good and the falls were beautiful. The area would be great for camping and hiking all the trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail to above the falls. Many nicely laid out rock steps down to the bottom. There are hand rails most of the way down. Be careful there are wet spots.

Awesome trail especially if you like venturing off trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. The fall was beautiful. Very busy trail with many people and dogs. However I wish it was a little better marked.

Great hike for the whole family. Very easy until the last part before falls where it can be steep in places. We hike this trail often with kids and the falls never disappoints.

Quick trail with one of the most beautiful waterfalls at the end. Very easy until the waterfall. Can choose to just view from top or take the steep steps down. Well worth the hour round trip for non experienced hikers.

Love it! Such a beautiful waterfall, not a bad hike! One of my favs

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