This is a short and easy hike along the Appalachian Trail to a gorgeous 55 ft. waterfall.

From Hampton, Tennessee, take US-321S for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Dennis Cove Road and travel for 4 miles on this steep and very curvy mountain road.  The trailhead is where the Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses the road at a small gravel lot on the left. 

Take the AT north on the trail leading out the left side of the gravel parking area.  For about a mile the trail will follow an old rail bed and is fairly flat.  There will be three bridges you will cross (two are quite small), and you will also enter the Pond Mountain Wilderness. 

After 1.0 miles along the rail bed, the trail turns sharply left and loses a lot of elevation in a short time as you walk on rocky steps down to the falls. 

Once at the falls there is a lot of room to spread out and soak it in.  To return to your car, retrace your steps back south on the AT.  

Pack List

  • Water
  • Tripod
  • Camera
  • Snacks
Show More
RT Distance 2.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 600 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Winter Hike

Did this hike with my wife and 6 year old son during winter with snow in the ground. Beautiful nice hike great trail.


Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike and Traverse the Cables to Dennis Cove Falls

104 Saves

Hike to Jones Falls

78 Saves

Swim in Elk River Falls

286 Saves