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Photograph and Swim at Elrod Falls

Thorn Hill, Tennessee

5.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Description

Added by Jared Beeler

Beautiful view of a 60 foot cascading waterfall and crystal clear water to swim in.

Elrod Falls is a great place to cool off in a cool clear river stream. It is located near a very small town in East Tennessee and is a great secluded place if you want to get away from people. When you get to the area you will see signs for it on the side of the road. When you get to the field and the parking lot it is only about a 1000 feet walk from there straight up the river. The path is well taken care of and preserved so anyone can make the walk. When you get to the edge of the falls there are a few good places to put your bags or have a picnic on the rocks. The water there is pretty good to swim in and cooling. There are no signs but you will need to stay off of the waterfall. 

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Swimming
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

This is really a series of 3 waterfalls. The first one you come to in the parking area is the more popular because it’s the easiest to access. The first falls is the tallest and has the largest pool at the bottom. The water at the bottom of the falls is pristine, but a little chilly. If you are feeling adventurous, there are places at the base of the falls you can climb up on to jump in. You can also attempt to slide down a certain section if you don’t mind a bit of a rough ride down. Along the edge of the falls there is a rather steep trail leading up the next tier of falls. There is not as much of a pool at the bottom of the second falls, but it is pretty to look at. If you’re feeling really gutsy you can climb up the edge of the falls to get to the final and smallest waterfall. The third falls is minuscule in comparison to the other two and the creek becomes really small. Overall, this is a fun area to explore on a hot summer day and it offers a cool refreshment.

Leave No Trace

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