Cane Creek Loop at Fall Creek Falls

This trail begins inside the Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, TN. Cane Creek loop offers 12 miles in the upper and 13 miles on the lower hiking trails.

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This hike climbs 200 ft to 256-ft Fall Creek Falls, detours to the base of the falls, and returns via the rim of Cane Creek Gorge.

Lower Loop: 12 miles of medium difficulty trail, located in the State Park. Trail descends and climbs scenic Cane Creek Gorge and passes several overlooks and waterfalls.

Upper Loop: 13 miles of easy rated trail, located in the State Park. The trail follows plateau of Fall Creek. A campsite is located on isolated upper section of Cane Creek.

Trail Maps from the Friends of Fall Creek Falls

Related Activities 
RV and tent camping, mountain biking, nature viewing, children's activities

Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga
69 miles/1 hr. 20 min.

GPS Coordinates
35.662631, -85.344979

Google Map to Fall Creek Falls State Park

Activity type 
Easy to moderate

Dates/Hours
The Park is open 24 hours with the road leading to the falls being locked at dark. Open year round.

Trailhead
Behind the Nature Center, just off the 284 close to the north entrance

Trail type
Loop

Restrooms
Yes, near camping/RV sites

Camping
Developed campgrouds, reservations recommended
Backcountry sites, permit required

Dog Friendly
Yes, on leash

Contact Information
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Route 3
Pikeville, TN 37367
(423) 881-5298 or (800) 250-8611
Fall Creek Falls State Park Website
Friends of Fall Creek Falls State Park

Cane Creek Cascades in Fall Creek Falls State Park