One of best waterfalls in this part of Tennessee. Great swimming hole in warmer months. Easy to access falls, with plenty of hiking trails nearby.

If you're looking to check out a secnic waterfall in East Tennessee, Bald River Falls is sure to be on your list. At 90 feet, you can't miss this roaring beauty during any season. Also, Tellico Plains is an awesome mountain town in itself; check it out before or after your hike.

To get to Bald River Falls from Tellico Plains, turn onto TN 165 and drive for approximately five miles. Turn right onto FR 210 going past Ranger Station. Bald River Falls is six miles upstream on the right.

Pack List

  • Bathing suit
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Good company
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Activities Chillin, Photography, Swimming
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
River
Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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Great Falls and Hike

Nice place to visit all year round. Take the trail at the end of the parking lot to the top of the falls. The trail continues up past the falls along the river approximately 9 miles. Great views along the trail and small campsites spaced out along the trail. In the summer bring your bathing suit. You can swim in the base of the falls or go about .05 miles past the falls up the road there is a spot called Baby Falls. It has cliff jumping and you can slide right off the falls. There is a pit toilet at the Baby Falls camping area and numerous picnic tables. Throughout the seasons you can catch kayakers negotiating the currents and boulders. Bring a picnic and make a day out of it. You will be glad you did

From the falls you can backpack upstream along the bald river. There are plenty of spots to camp and you can catch small but beautiful brook trout if you fly fish.

If you go after it rains, be on the lookout for kayakers running the Tellico River along the road. You may even get to see someone run the bottom third of Bald River Falls.


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