"Red Fork Falls, Unicoi County" Tennessee Off The Beaten Path Tip by cruisingbug

Tennessee Off The Beaten Path: 43 reviews and 41 photos

Red Fork Falls are one of Unicoi's hidden treasures. It's a bit of a hike to get there - not far, just a lot of climbing over things and puddle-jumping. The view from the top is good, but you have to scramble down the rocks alongside to see this spectacular 80-foot cataract in all its glory from the bottom. Too bad I didn't bring a camera! :(

Directions from Unicoi Co. Chamber of Commerce:
"Turn east onto highway 107 toward Limestone Cove. Continue 7.3 miles, watching for a wildlife viewing area sign. Turn right on to the paved road, keeping to the right at the fork. Proceed 1.2 miles to a gravel turnout on the right. A painted red spot on a large tree marks the trailhead. Walk down the old roadbed to a fork of the creek, approximately 100 yards. Cross the creek and continue to a second fork. Cross again and turn downstream to the right. You will soon see the top of the falls, but continue down the trail which begins a nearly vertical descent. There are natural handholds and steps in the rock. These are slippery and can be dangerous."

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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