Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

Great trail, tough climb, beautiful views.

There is a local that offers transportation from one end of the trail to another for anyone doing the straight through and only one vehicle. Dorothy T: 423-208-5949 Cost is $10.

Hiked on a cold Dec day with snow on ground. Beautiful views of the river. One section was a bit tricky at the edge of the water; quite narrow and was slick. From Elk River Falls pkg it’s def closer to 8 miles RT. The path forks off of the Elk River Falls trail at the very beginning onto a dirt/gravel road From there you end up on part of the Appalachian Trail. Follow the white markers, keeping primarily to the right goingout.

neat little trail to visit. very easy anybody could do this one.

Very icy towards the top this time of year. Would recommend waterproof boots with good grip. Well worth it for the views.

hiking
2 days ago

A truly beautiful hike. There are a lot of creek crossings so be sure to wear adequate footwear. I wasn't aware dogs weren't allowed on the trail and I had my 2 with me, luckily we only ran into a few other hikers. I'm not sure why they wouldn't be allowed if leashed.

hiking
2 days ago

camping
2 days ago

Never got to see the trails. Take the "hard" rating of this trail seriously, we usually carry our 100lbs of gear to the site and 4 miles is about what we can do. We barely made it a mile and had to go ahead and set up camp. The trail rating is accurate.

Just completed this trail, it snowed on us the entire time. its still a pretty trail, good views, and zero traffic. i would recommend this trail for all skill levels.

Very nice trail, and well maintained. I'd rate it as moderate. though the alum gap-BCG section is quite rocky and steep. Wear close toed shoes. Only a couple other people on the trail despite clear skies and a high around 55. Near the ranger station, check out Ranger Falls as well, just a couple hundred yards to beautiful falls.

Good hike for how short it was.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

easy trail beautiful view

Beautiful hike with friends years ago. One beautiful scene after another. Falls were amazing. Worth the ride. Leave it beautiful please!

Definitely more in the moderate difficulty range. Plenty of very rocky patches along entire tire, especially the closer you get to the bridge. Also lots of roots. Some beautiful scenery, and the inclines aren't bad at all, but you will want to be careful and watch your step! Lots of slippery leaves, and I imagine all those rocks could get VERY slippery in the winter. Wear some good, durable hiking boots and you should be fine. A little over 3 miles to the bridge; very neat place. I can see why that area would make for a cool, serene place to stop and rest during the warmer months. Would visit again, but next time I will wear my heavy duty trail shoes!

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Well maintained trail, great hike for family and dogs. Waterfall is very dependent on rainfall. May try to go back after a good rain.

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