Tennessee

Hike to Rattlesnake Falls

1.4 Miles Total - 256 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Katie Yarborough

A short but steep decent into these falls is worth it.

Rattlesnake Falls is a little difficult to find. The old way to the falls was by asking permission to cross through someone's property. There was a lot of no trespassing sign. Instead, you can park on the side of the highway, where there is a large turnout seen by my marker. You will cross the highway at my marker, where you will climb an embankment. There you will see an ATV type trail that you will follow to the left. You will see the trail go down a steep hill with a lot of brush, as this trail isn't highly trafficked. You will hear and soon see the top of the waterfall as you descend. You can make your way down the steep hill further if you choose, or cross the stream to walk down the opposite side of the waterfall for a much safer and easier climb down to the base. This waterfall has lots of turtles hanging around usually basking in the sun on the rocks, so be on the lookout. When you're ready, retrace your steps back up over the waterfall, over the stream, and back up the hill.

Be sure to pick up ALL trash you have. Do not leave behind anything, even though you will notice lots of other people have not adhered to the Leave No Trace policy that most respectable hikers follow. This property can be closed permanently to outsiders, if people aren't respectful enough to bring their trash out with them. 

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Waterfall
Wildflowers
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over 2 years ago

Awesome!

A little scary with all the posted signs but a great adventure!! It was not easy to find so keep looking.

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