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Muddy Boots Hike - Benton Falls Trail
Lakeside Real Estate Group
100 Chota Center
Loudon, Tennessee 37774
(865) 458-9600

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Monday, June 14, 2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Category: New Villagers

Muddy Boots Hike Benton Falls Trail


Revised Muddy Boots hike for June 14, 2021


Due to accessibility and parking issue, our Muddy Boots hike for June 14 has been changed from Turtletown hike to Benton Falls hike.  
We will still meet at Chota at 7:45 and leave at 8:00.


Muddy Boots Hike – Benton Falls Trail

Hike Description: This is an enjoyable 4.5 mile loop hike in the Cherokee National Forest. You will experience a beautiful and unique 65 foot waterfall over an interesting tier of rocks.  The hike is mostly flat except for the descent to the falls.

Length of Hike: 4.5 miles

Elevation Change: 291 Ft

Rating: Easy 

Departure: 8:00 a.m. Chota Center parking lot, across from the gas station

Location/Distance/Drive Time: Cherokee National Forest, Reliance, TN/50 miles 1 hr 15 min

Directions:  Go south on 444/Tellico Pkwy to TN-72. Turn LEFT at TN-72. Turn RIGHT onto US-411. Go approx. 37 miles on US-411. You will pass a gun store on your right side with a large Beretta gun sign on the building aprox. one half mile before reaching TN Rt. 314.At TN-314 turn LEFT. (TN-314 is located within the town limits of Benton, if you reached the Sonic in Benton, you passed it up). TN-314 ends at US-64. Turn LEFT onto US-64. Drive a little less than 3 miles on US-64, watch for small brown sign for Chilhowee Recreation Area. At the sign turn LEFT onto Forest Service Rd 77. Take FS-77 for seven miles. Just before the pavement becomes gravel, turn RIGHT onto FS-77B. Follow FS-77B for 4/10 of a mile. Turn LEFT into the day use parking area. Park in the upper lot near the pavilion. Pay $3 fee.

Hiking poles and hiking boots are recommended.

Muddy Boots Coordinators:

Lisa Worner        Ph: 319-269-4839 / [email protected]
Don Worner         Ph: 913-912-2984 / [email protected]
Carol Gilles         Ph: 860-917-8852  / [email protected]
Pat Gilles            Ph: 860-917-9876   / [email protected]

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