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Muddy Boots Hike – Benton Falls Trail
Monday, November 14, 2022, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: New Villagers

 

  

November 14, 2022

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 

 

Hike Leaders:

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. 

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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