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Great short hike with awesome waterfalls and an amazing view at the top. I’ve known about this trail for a long time and have seen the peak from the interstate thousands of times but I only finally got around to doing it today. And now I can’t wait to go back. There was very little trash on the trail but I could see where it is probably much more popular in the summer. The climb after the foot bridge is short but gets the heart going. Highly recommend for a great, quick hike.

14 hours 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.

Really enjoyed it!

Excellent trail!! Lots of climbing and huge rock formations the entire way. Almost 1.5 moles towards the end the up hill battle ends. Great workout for the legs. If you are into rappelling, be sure to bring your gear. Lots of great places for it.

18 hours ago

This is a pretty nice trail with plenty of parking, but you don't want to go after it's rained. There are a lot of areas that get muddy.

It was a nice trail, went by myself and it took me about 4 days. It is definitely tough though, be prepared for steep inclines

This is a steep decent down to beautiful waterfalls. Also continued on to Boardwalk Falls. Loved the trail and Falls. Neat metal staircase you descend beside bluff. Rocky, rooty, a Little muddy. Much fun!!

Went through Stone Door into the gorge. Very rocky, but once down there, wildflowers were everywhere! Beautiful The bolder filled creek was dry, but hiked to a Ranger falls anyway. It was running great, with a small rainbow at bottom. It goes underground, that’s why you see no water in creek bed. Going on along BCG Trail, I came upon another smaller waterfall. It also runs back underground, as does Big Creek, which you will see for the remainder of the hike out of gorge. Very rocky climb out to the rim. Rim trail has a few nice overlooks. I would rate this moderate, with steep climb at end. Don’t wear flip-flops!!

Fun little day hike with nice views

My husband & I did this trail with our 4 kiddos on the last day of our 5-day vacation to Tennessee. We totally saved the best day for last. Loved this Park & this trail as well as Blue Hole Trail.

1 day ago

Great half-day hike. Not difficult, but harder than its 5.5 mile and 1600 feet of elevation would have you think. Steady climb that is rewarding with a great waterfall payoff. Hit the waterfall just after midday to get some of the best photos with the sun at your back but be careful to not arrive too late as parking is limited. I added an extra quarter to a half mile having to park farther down the road. Lots of people parked along the road, with no real fear of towing as long as you got far enough off the road.

One of the best one day hikes I have taken. Came out a little over ten miles on my calculation. The slope goes up but never too steep. When you get to Alum Cave, turn around, the view is from the cave not into the cave.

This trail is odd - some places the trail is narrow - other places you are on the road - some parts are fairly steep too -- and better have your alltrails map - it is very poorly marked -- however, the scenery is great and the lake is beautiful. We mapped it at 4.72 mi. Would def do it again. Dogs are fine on this one - many opportunities to get in the water.

Closed Dec 1-March 31. Wish the app told me this after I drove 2 hours to get here!

1 day ago

Had a little trouble finding the trailhead not enough signs. The hiking trail was great and Jacks River Falls was absolutely beautiful! Moderate hike describes it about right.

1 day ago

it's really NOT that easy for first time hikers but so beautiful .. definitely going again

Nice hike with some steep sections but not too hard wouldn’t have miles adding the cave loop

on Grotto Falls Trail

1 day ago

We hiked this on 3/16, so had to start at the rainbow falls trailhead. This added a couple of miles to the hike, but they were fairly easy. We encountered a lot of mud on the last 1.5 miles. We saw more than one group heading out to the trail wearing white sneakers. Needless to say those shoes weren't going to stay white for long. Views along the trail are limited, but the falls at the end are a sight to behold.

1 day ago

This is a beautiful hike with awe inspiring views. We hiked it on 3/15 and encountered some icy spots along the way. Micro spikes would have been helpful at times, but with some slow and careful stepping we made it without too much difficulty.

beautiful trail, well maintained, Rangers were very friendly. We planned to hike the loop but we're caught up admiring the falls , looking forward to returning to finish the trail

1 day ago

The river is 5 star beautiful but the nearby commercial areas deduct a point to 4 stars. The nearby busy roads drop it down to 3. Bonus star granted however for being dog friendly. Overall 4 stars.

Definitely needs some TLC. If it wasn’t for this app, we would have gotten turned around multiple times. Also was a lot harder than most moderate trails I’ve been on. Nothing really to see during the hike either besides some rock formations unless you happen to get to see some animals.

The trip was great! Our group made it a small weekend trip. We hiked into Martha's Pretty Point Campground Saturday morning and then relaxed most of the day. We got up early Sunday morning and hiked down to Virgin Falls and back out. It was a nice weekend and there were a lot of people there. A lot of the people seemed to be day hikers although the campgrounds fill up fast, so book in advance if possible. I recommend making the journey up to Martha's Pretty Point overlook. It is an "extra" bit of incline hiking but the view from the top is worth it. As many other reviewers have stated, the hike down to Virgin Falls is worth it but can be deceiving as it's mostly downhill. The hike back up the trail can be a long exhausting trip for those who aren't physically fit. I consider myself a fairly active 26 yr old and it was tiring but I've definitely done harder. My recommendation would be to make this a two day trip if possible. There are a few campgrounds along the way (all with a beautiful setting) and this makes the trip a little less tiring, especially if you can make the hike to Virgin falls without any gear. Happy hiking!

I just hiked ~half of the trail and back (3.5 miles). Good exercise. Some nice views and scenery but no major overlooks. Always nice just to be out in the woods. It was a steady uphill climb - nothing "flat" about Chestnut Flats.

1 day ago

Great hike, found a trail that brought us down to the lake! Beautiful!

it is a trail that is very well marked and it would almost be impossible to get lost. The Welch's Point Overlook is an unbelievable view of Scott's Gulf. Interesting variety of scenery!

Great place for a hammock and oh what a beautiful plunge type waterfall

Great hike with several types of viewable waterfalls and cascades.

2 days ago

This was nothing but flat walking through trees. I found myself bored. This is a fine trail for a first time hiker but don't expect to see anything but trees, no view here.

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