Lower Falls

Tellico Plains, Tennessee 37385

Lower Falls

Lower Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Lower Falls attracts visitors to its open sunny outcrops and sizeable swimming pool. Lower Falls is situated on Slickrock Creek, a wild stream deep in the mountains just south of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cruise past ridge-rimmed Calderwood Lake, then enter Slickrock Creek. Negotiate one ford then reach powerful 15-foot Lower Falls, with its wide outcrops and deep plunge pool. Consider returning via an alternate route, climbing from Slickrock Creek over wooded hills.

This waterfall walk lies within Joyce Kilmer Slickrock Wilderness, a federally designated preserve. While hiking along Slickrock Creek you will be straddling the boundary between the Volunteer State and the Tar Heel State."

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Trail Information

Tellico Plains
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5- 4.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
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 Tapoco
Local Maps

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Dec 2018