Waterfalls in Polk County Tennessee
Located on the Benton Falls Trail in the Overhill country of south eastern tennessee. The trail is one and a half miles to the falls.
Directions: East from Cleveland Tn. or west from Ducktown TN. on Highway 64. From Ocoee Ranger Station on Hwy 64 take Forest Service Road 77 up the Chilhowee Mountain approximately 7.3 miles and turn right at Chilhowee Campground. Go 0.4 miles to the Chilhowee Recreation Area.
Lower Turtletown Falls and Turtletown Falls
The Turtletown Creek Trail is a loop trail that follows Turtletown creek and loops back to Shrinebone Ridge. It has scenic views of the Hiwassee River in addition to overlooks of two major waterfalls. This trail also has a spur trail is a loop trail that leads to FS Road 1166 for an extended hike back to the parking lot. Trail head is on the left.
Directions: Take US Highway 64 East and turn North onto TN Highway 68 for approximately 15 miles. cross the railroad tracks and bear to the left on all paved roads for about 0.9 miles to the junction of FS Road 1166 (there is a sign here for the Turtletown Scenic Area). Turn Right and follow FS Road 1166 for 0.9 mile to the junction of 11651 and turn left. Travel approximately 0.5 mile to the parking lot.
Lowry Falls Trail begins at Highway 30 on a old gravel road, is 0.25 mile in length and increases in difficulty as it approaches the Falls area. This area provides hikers with viewing opportunities of waterfalls, rock bluffs and rhododendron patches.
Directions: Off US Highway 64 turn onto Highway 30 for 12 miles. the Trail head will be on the left side of the road. The Trail head is just a small pullover on the side of the road big enough for one vehicle.
for more information:
Ocoee Ranger District
Caution: Keep in mind, waterfalls are beautiful, but they are not to be climbed on, they can be dangerous, people have been seriously injured and in some cases have lost their lives climbing on waterfalls, they are posted for a reason, so enjoy while you are there and take a photo home to remember.
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