Lowry Cove Trail

Polk County, Tennessee 37325

Elevation Gain2,049ft
Trailhead Elevation2,993ft
Elevation Min/Max1019/2993ft
Elevation Start/End2993/2993ft

Lowry Cove Trail

Lowry Cove Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is three miles long and begins at 2,993 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,049 feet. Bean Mountain (elevation 3,012 feet) and Oswald Dome (elevation 2,999 feet) are near the trailhead.

Lowry Cove Trail Professional Review and Guide

"These often overlooked low flow waterfalls flow down a tributary of the Hiwassee River. A short path passes by rockhouses and bluffs along Left Prong en route to visiting a series of slide cascades. The uppermost part of the falls is on Lowry Branch. The quick hike should be included as part of any adventure in the Hiwassee River corridor.

Lowry Falls is a series of continuous cascades rather than a single identifi able waterfall. Lowry Branch and Left Prong are tributaries of the Hiwassee River, one of Tennessee’s better-known paddling and trout fi shing destinations. Those who make it to Lowry Falls are passersby who happened to see the trailhead sign on TN 30, or those staying at the nearby Quinn Springs Campground, all part of the Cherokee National Forest. The hike begins on an old double-track road, quickly leaving the highway."

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Trail Information

Polk County
Nearby City
Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Ranger District, 250 Ranger Station Rd., Tellico Plains, TN 37385, (423) 253-8400, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Contacts
National Geographic Cherokee National Forest—Tellico and Ocoee Rivers; USGS Tellico Plains
Local Maps

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Jul 2018