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Muddy Boots Hike – Bald River Falls
Monday, September 12, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: New Villagers

 

  

September 12, 2022

Muddy Boots Hike Bald River Falls

Hike Description:  The 90 foot high Bald River Falls is recognized as one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the region and outstanding photographic opportunities.   Above the falls you will pass several more less impressive falls, and many are quite incredible. At mile 0.5, take the signed left hand switchback up the face of the cliffs to reach the top above the river. Continue up the main trail over the nose of the ridgeline and down again to river level on the other side of the ridge. Soon you reach another spectacular waterfall at mile 0.7. We’ll hike about 2 miles to where the trail is parallel and overlooks the river.  At this point we’ll take a break, then return the way we came. 

Length of Hike:  4.2 miles 

Elevation: 344 feet

Rating:  Moderate 

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

Location/Distance/Drive Time:  

Near Tellico Plains, approximately 41 miles, one hour. Near Tellico Plains, in the Cherokee National Forest.

Hike Leaders: Larry and Susan Gardner 

Description: 

The 90 feet high Bald River Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the region.  It is easily accessed from Tellico River Road and provides outstanding photographic opportunities.  From the Bald River Falls Trailhead, head up the trail at the east end of the parking lot to climb to the top of the falls. Above the falls you will pass several more impressive falls. At mile 0.5, take the signed left hand switchback up to the face of the cliffs to reach the top above the river. Continue up the main trail over the nose of the ridgeline and down again to river level on the other side of the ridge. 

 

Directions:  Turn right onto TN-444, Tellico Parkway 

Turn left onto TN-72 

Turn right onto US 411, TN-33 

Take ramp right for TN-68 toward Sweetwater/Tellico Plains 

Turn left onto TN-68 

Turn Left onto TN-165, Cherohala Skyway 

Turn right onto River Road and go 6.2 miles 

Muddy Boots Coordinators:

Maureen Hryniszak      251-709-1599        [email protected]
Jan Jacobson               423-773-8105        [email protected]
Patti Morris                   862-377-9084        [email protected]

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