Glen Falls

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Glen Falls is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Chattanooga, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

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Mark Mcleod (156)

4 Completed2 Reviews

Short and hot. There wasn't much of a waterfall when we went but there hasn't been much rain in the last week. We had two kids with us, a 5 and an 8 year old, who easily managed. On the hike back out we were drenched in sweat. Bring some water.

Adam Tarplee (157)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great little starter hike for the young ones. Our group was 6 Adults and 8 kids (ages: 3-9). All had a great time and really enjoyed the falls and a snack on the rocks at the end. The water was just right for rock hopping.

Barbara Edwards (146)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Hard to find is an understatement, but we finally did. Beautiful hike today! I am sure I'll feel it tomorrow. My daughter came with me with her daughter in a backpack. She did very well. Can't wait to bring my husband! The trail is a little rocky in places, but otherwise is in great shape. Thank you to the person who put the rocks in the mud to make that small section passable.

Ben Carter (108)

3 Completed3 Reviews

My family and I love this trail!!! It's a quick out and back if you rush, but it's more enjoyable to take your time. Pack a small snack, and if the water is low(er) you can step out on one of the bigger flat top boulders, sit in the sun, and have a nice little picnic. Can sometimes be crowded, but that's what you deal with for being so close to civilization. The pull-off is a little tricky, I almost always miss it even tho we have been there 6+ times. Highly recommended.

cole s (140)

15 Completed7 Reviews

an in and out hike with so many other great hikes nearby this is an easy recommendation! try to fit this one in with a few others to boost the intensity and experience! also the trail head starts along a pull off of the ochs hwy. just (uphill) of sanders rd. altogether very nice! sunset rock may be and excellent pairing if you dont have much time but want to see a few things in one trip.

Rob Kent (125)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Easy, short hike. But beautiful and worth checking out.

Baruch Logue (154)

3 Completed3 Reviews

Neat little trail. Really easy hike with opportunities to climb through the creek bed and back into the source stream above the waterfall. Definitely worth it after a big rainfall. On a hot day the canopy provides much cooler temperatures for an enjoyable day.

Erik Bowman (869)

45 Completed22 Reviews

Decent trail that is being developed better. it is right off of Ochs highway. Kinda hard to find. as you go up the mountain it will on your left, downhill, on your right. it is not well marked. Also there is tremendous amount of poison ivy throughout the trail so be very careful to stay on the trail. Otherwise it is a nice short hike. there is a pool that you can wade in at the bottom of the falls.

Kelli Lewis (573)

31 Completed5 Reviews

I really love this trail. It's easy enough to complete quickly, but has enough inclines to give a pretty good workout. Nice overlook just past Glen Falls, and if you keep going after that, the creek that feeds Glen Falls has some nice photo ops as well. I love that it's so close to civilization but is still such a beautiful hike.

I went on a rainy day, and if you do that, and feel the need to step into the creek, you will probably fall! This wasn't my first creek-wading adventure, and I'm usually pretty good at navigating a mossy rock bed, but I still fell twice.

All in all, it's a great hike even for a less experienced hiker.

Daniel Sullins (593)

8 Completed7 Reviews

This is a fairly short trail that leads to a small but beautiful waterfall. The trail follows right beside one of the many visible rock walls on the side of Lookout mountain. There are boulders everywhere near the path that are interesting to look at. The path itself is very well maintained and its a easy stroll to the falls. Once you reach the falls pool look for the trail leading to the top that goes through a tunnel in the rock. Once at the top there is a magnificent rock bed that serves as the path for the stream that feeds the falls. This trail is beautiful any time of the year but especially after a good rain storm so the falls are nice and big. It may be possible to have great views of downtown Chattanooga once the leaves fall from the trees but in the spring its hard to see anything past the tree canopys. This is a special trail that everyone should experience if they have the time and are in the Chattanooga area.