Explore the best whitewater kayaking 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.

5 hours ago

The waterfall is definitely the attraction, otherwise not overly scenic.

hiking
2 days ago

Went twice, the first time it was almost completely dry but the second was great. go after a good rain to get a nice experience. the clay can be slick.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike, pretty steep, not super long. Love it every time!

hiking
13 days ago

Great easy trail to amazing waterfall! Fun for the whole family including the four legged!

Beautiful beautiful place

hiking
18 days ago

hiked this a couple times with friends and then with the kanine kids....

Nice trial awesome sights along the way. Easy for all age groups. Would go back anytime.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

The pros on this trail are fairly easy. 1. It's one of the very few trails that (after going down some "real" stairs) you start at the bottom of the water fall. No steep descent followed up a steep ascent. 2. Rock Island has various activities within the park. You can swim and go hiking on multiple trails. 3. Indoor bathrooms at the welcome center. This is huge when you travel with children. 4. If you do have children, you'll be happy that there are relatively few parts on the trail where you hug along a cliff. 5.The water fall is right there as soon as you get out of your car.

The con - The water fall is right there as soon as you get out of your car. You are basically left with a nature walk out, away from the water fall and back to the waterfall. There are many times where you stop and think "Wait. Where are we going?" If you contrast to a trail like the Grundy Day Loop, there you see water activity all along the path. Here you're pretty much walking among the trees.

I will go to Rock Island again, but I wouldn't go any farther than the water fall on this trail again.

This was a very easy trail to see some magnificent waterfalls. Well worth the short hike.

great fun with my daughter