Benton Falls

Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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This popular waterfall starts at a popular Chilhowee Campground, atop a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest. The wide trail first takes you by a lake, then intertwines with bike trails before descending to upper Rock Creek and reaching the 65-foot waterfall, fanning out over layered rock strata in a stone cathedral. The hike begins at a popular camping and day-use area. After making your way past McCamy Lake, trace a wide trail under pine/oak/hickory woods. The hiking is easy. After the trail starts to drop, you come alongside Rock Creek. Suddenly you are descending the steep spur trail to the cool, inviting falls.
Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

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Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

This popular waterfall starts at a popular Chilhowee Campground, atop a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest. The wide trail first takes you by a lake, then intertwines with bike trails before descending to upper Rock Creek and reaching the 65-foot waterfall, fanning out over layered rock strata in a stone cathedral.

The hike begins at a popular camping and day-use area. After making your way past McCamy Lake, trace a wide trail under pine/oak/hickory woods. The hiking is easy. After the trail starts to drop, you come alongside Rock Creek. Suddenly you are descending the steep spur trail to the cool, inviting falls.

© 2015 Johnny Molloy /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tellico Plains
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 1.5- 2.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Ranger District, 250 Ranger Station Rd., Tellico Plains, TN 37385, (423) 253-8400, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Maps: National Geographic Cherokee National Forest—Tellico and Ocoee Rivers; USGS Oswald Dome
Driving Directions: Directions to Benton Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

9/19/2016
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Nice flat trail, Falls offer a chance to be refreshed and cascading. It can be chilly when the sunlight disappears. The descent trail down to the pool can be challenging for some.



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