Twin Falls of Gee Creek

Tellico Plains, Tennessee 37385

Twin Falls of Gee Creek

Twin Falls of Gee Creek Professional Review and Guide

"Twin Falls is hidden in the Gee Creek Wilderness. This rock-rimmed, 1,000-foot deep defile seems another world from the rolling hills just a few miles west. First, you pass an old mine and towering stone cliffs. The world gets wilder the deeper you get. Finally reach 15-foot Twin Falls, spilling into a deep, translucent pool, perfect for a hot summer day.

The Gee Creek Wilderness is one of the smallest federally designated wildernesses in the Volunteer State. The impressive natural beauty of this mountain gorge stands out in Twin Falls, the enveloping forest, and the exposed rock ramparts. Gee Creek flows between Starr Mountain and Chestnut Mountain. Despite this limited watershed, the waterway holds deep pools. Big boulders line the streambed. Cliffs rise from the stream bank. Ahead you will see out-of-place concrete structures, remnants from the Tennessee Copper Company, which mined iron ore for smelting mined iron ore a quarter-mile copper."

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Trail Information

Tellico Plains
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5-2 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 Oswald Dome
Local Maps

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Jul 2018