Benton Falls Trail

Short, level hiking trail from Lake McCamy to Benton Falls


Also known as CNF Trail 131, this is an easy 1.5 mile hike to a gorgeous 65-foot waterfall on top of Chilhowee mountain located near Reliance, Tennessee. The trail is a little hard to identify, but is marked by blue blazes and is well used so once you are on it, it's easy to follow.

Lake McCamy, which features a small beach and swimming area, marks the start of the Benton Falls Trail. There are two other trails starting from the lake, the Chilhowee Lake Trail goes around the lake and the Woodlands Loop is a guided nature trail.

Benton Falls stands 65-feet tall, and a 1.5-mile spur trail leads from the end of Benton Falls Trail to the top of Benton Falls.

Directions: Google Directions

From Highway 64 - turn on to NFSR 77 (sign says Chilhowee Recreation Area) and drive 7.2 miles. Turn right into Chilhowee Day Use area (There is a $3 day use fee here).

State: Tennessee
County: Polk
Latitude: 35.1504
Longitude: -84.6079
Length: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: 3
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User: M Lynch Title: M Lynch Rating:
4 of 5
Date: Tue Nov-29-2011
Trip Type: Day Hike
Benton Falls Trail Report:

So secret that trail sign forgot to add Benton Falls to signs along path. Need to study map at head of trail. Glad it was populated just enough to have help. Following path color.
The walk was wonderful and view gorgeous, so glad we kept going.

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