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

Incredible views

Lots to see in just a short walk.

hiking
5 days ago

I did this trail this past weekend. I stopped by the visitor center and asked about this trail. The lady at the desk was very nice and told me this would be difficult and the trail would be a little slick from the rain. I grabbed my pack with my pup loaded up and we headed out. The first look down was a little daunting. I love hiking yet I’m scared of heights. Go figure! The first 10 fret descent was easy enough. There was a section that you are not able to reach the cable and it’s almost a straight 5 foot cliff face. This part is a little tricky, especially with a dog strapped to your back. We made it down pretty easy after that. The view was worth it. Absolutely amazing. The hike back up was easy to get up til the one troublesome spot earlier. This is a steep climb so your heart will race.

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.

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

Def. not for beginners or those not in good health. Also I am 5"5 and halfway down for a good portion of the cable trail I had to go without being able to hold onto the cable because it was up too high so keep that in mind for anyone 5"5 or shorter when doing cable trail. It was also very hard to find the trail head and the GPS directions kept taking you to another trail head when cable trail is on another road farther down from where the directions tell you it is. Despite those difficulties the hike was well worth it with the view and was a great place to swim.( make sure to bring a life jacket as it gets very deep towards the falls). Also watch for snakes in between and under the rocks. I saw two snakes in the rocks today.

It's rather boring to me but if you want an easy, no stress stroll around the lake this trail is perfect. You can bring a picnic and watch the sunset.

Very steep trail that requires use of a cable to navigate. The swimming hole at the bottom is worth the effort but you should be experienced at rock/mountain climbing. Do not bring children or pets!

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.

hiking
20 days ago

I took my kids last year when they were 9 and 11. They were like a couple of mountain goats. It is a very steep, rocky trail that requires you to hold onto a cable for parts (thus the name). I wouldn't recommend for just anyone (super young kids or dogs), but we enjoyed it. Fun, short trail that ends with a very pretty view of Cane Creek Falls and a swimming hole.

I started my hike in the morning so I could enjoy some time swimming at the base of the waterfall (bring water shoes! Some rocks can be unforgiving). The trails are very well maintained and relatively easy. I was able to run up and down parts of the trail without any issues.

Did the Falls Creek Falls trail with my wife & kids (ages 7 & 5) without any problems. It's a great trail although it is a little rocky as you get up closer to the falls. The only disappointment for us was that there was not very much water in the falls themselves due to the lack of rain in the area. Other than that it was Awsome!

Great little hikel! The trail is rocky and could be tough if it were wet. The suspension bridge is awsome! My kids loved it!

Absolutely stunning. Every inch of trail is beautiful.

Great for small children. Very short hike for amazing views

It was one of the best trails i have visited, the place was wonderful and the waterfalls were so beautiful to watch.

hiking
1 month ago

This was fun! The hardest part was the beginning. It was relatively short, but it leads to a breathtaking view. I wouldn't advise bringing children though.

Gorgeous waterfall! I took my 86 year old mom to see!! It’s right by the parking lot!!

hiking
2 months ago

A very short but steep climb down rocks to get to the incredible waterfalls and swimming hole. We had a large group with dogs and kids so they had to stay behind. My 10 year old niece was able to climb the rocks easily. We did jump in but the water was freezing! We had to help each other get out of the water. I would not recommend for dogs or young kids.

My wife and I loved this place, Cane Creek falls was gorgeous!!

I want to like this trail but it was badly marked. There is no signage for this trail on the road, you have to AllTrails it in your phone. There were huge construction trucks working on the power line which took up the small parking area. I was little skeptical about parking there and leaving my car but I figured hopefully it would be there and not squished when I got back.
It’s a flat trail at first with a creek crossing in the beginning. Because of the lack of markers I guessed at a fork and of course guessed wrong. I ended up going up a steep rocky hillside trying to see if I could find the trail. It was getting late so I retraced my steps and went back down to the fork and back out. I did get to the mouth of the cave which looked extremely intriguing. I’ll definitely go back and try to find the right trail and then go into the cave.

Beautiful trail! Did it in the middle of the week in February and it was actually very trafficked. The falls was very pretty!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great day hike spot. The top does appear to be a challenge but you quickly discover great large footholds that make it rather simple to climb. It is a lot of fun and the view is so worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

Trail can be a little intimidating but the view is totally worth it.

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

easy.

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!

Great, challenging trail well worth the hike.

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