Hike to Rutledge Falls

349 Rutledge Falls Road - Search Nearby - Added by Girls Who Hike

Enjoy waterfall jumping, swimming holes, and refreshing cold water.

Find the trail parking area by following your GPS to “Rutledge Falls Baptist Church”. You will see a small parking area on the side of the road across the street from the church. The path to the falls is extremely short with a steep section to climb down to the base of the falls. This trail is on private property but open to the public.

If you’re brave, you can climb up the right side of the falls and jump into the pool below! There is a perfect swimming hole, especially in the summer when water levels aren’t high. The spring water is so refreshing during our hot Tennessee summers. You can feel the temperature change as you get down to the falls.

GPS Coordinates: 35.42064,-86.13742

Distance

0.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

50 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Waterfall

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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