Benton Falls Hike

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Smyrna, GA569 contributions
Gorgeous waterfall at the end of a 1.5 mile hike. The majority of the hike is fairly easy with the last bit being a bit more challenging. I have heard and seen photos of the waterfall being nearly dried up so I would advise that one go in the winter or spring versus in the summer. I do not know why anyone would say the trail is poorly marked, there are maps at the car park and then signage along the way the blaze markings on trees to keep you headed the correct way (look for light blue). One note of warning the roadway from the West involves a steep drive up a fairly rudimentary road so be prepared for a slow journey and be aware of oncoming traffic. Otherwise this is a good trip to a beautiful waterfall. Note that parking requires a $3 day use fee and you have to use an app to pay it.
Written March 15, 2021
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4given316
Sarasota, Florida40 contributions
Couples
As stated, it is a 1.5 mile easy walk to the falls (and then back). With that in mind, it did take us 1.5 hours to walk there and back (stopping only a few minutes to marvel the falls.) We walked at a normal walking pace. The bathrooms were closed at the start of the falls (for the winter) the over flow porta-potty type bathrooms were open in the same general area. Take a minute to look at the map. It will tell you to follow blue paint markings on trees along the path. It would have been easier with signs saying Benton Falls and arrows (like other areas pointed out along the trail), but it doesn’t. It was approximately a 30 minute drive up to the parking for the falls (from the entrance). The drive is breathtaking with beautiful vistas and photo opportunities. It did cost $3 to park. There were lots of families with little children walking. I saw people bring walking sticks, water, etc., which is a good idea. The information does talk about being aware of your surroundings, bears, snakes, etc., but we saw nothing. The falls are absolutely beautiful and the event was fun. Just knowing it takes at least 3 hours to enjoy the whole event.
Written March 19, 2022
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FLWOOKIE
Indialantic, FL430 contributions
Family
Benton Falls hike is an easy trail that can be done by people of all ages. The trail is well maintained and is easily accessible from the parking lot. The trail is well marked and the falls themselves are beautiful and have a unique look. This was a great experience for my family.
Written June 17, 2020
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Clc2012
289 contributions
Couples
This is a great hike. About 3 miles round trip and not too much on a out of shape person. It was very beautiful and peaceful minus the 100+ people also on the trail. It was very busy today (Saturday) I would prefer to go again during the week, when not so busy. It was well worth the steps to see it though.
Written September 19, 2020
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Victor
Union Grove, AL46 contributions
Couples
Fairly busy area well kept and clean. Made the hike to the Falls. The trail was rather muddy in places due to the recent rains, but the Falls were full and beautiful. The hike is easy up to the Falls area. There are some steps down and uneven terrain to get to the water. I would say it is moderate. Not a trail that you want to take a stroller on though. Lots of large rocks in the walking path and washout ditches in other areas. Was fortunate to see the copperhead snake in the weeds before I stepped on it.
Written May 24, 2020
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Darren D
Texas696 contributions
The hike is about 1.5 miles to the falls from the parking area. The trail is very easy until you descend to the bottom of the falls or back up from the falls. It is still do-able for most ages, and it is worth the hike. If you want to cool off, at the bottom of the falls is a nice ledge to sit on if you want to be drenched in the cold water. Otherwise, it is a beautiful place to sit and relax. Great place!
Written August 7, 2020
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Grand P
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Solo
The GPS will take you on a very steep, dangerous gravel road. Instead follow 64 to Oswald, which is a paved road with some nice outlooks. The trail to the falls is not marked very well, just be sure to follow the blue trail. Once you get to the top of the falls it's very step to get top the bottom.
Written April 20, 2018
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Tyler, TX1,430 contributions
Couples
Hiked this beautiful trail and loved it! We thought the hike was fairly easy, pretty flat until the end. The hike is beautiful, lots of photo ops. We packed a lunch and had a picnic at the falls. The trailhead had plenty of parking and restrooms. There was a $3 fee, but it’s well worth it. Don’t miss this jewel!
Written June 11, 2021
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janiewoods
185 contributions
Family
I looked all over for directions, and most web sites say take Forest Service Road 77 off of highway 64, but I could never find that on my iPhone maps. Forest Service Road 77 is labeled Oswald Dome Road on maps. Just FYI.

As others note, there is approximately 7 miles up this paved winding mountain road to the recreation area and there are several lovely overlooks. At the top you will need $3 cash to use the area. There are plumbed restrooms, picnic areas, camp sites, showers and a small lake with a beach area. There were a good many people using the area on an August Saturday.

The Benton Falls Trail is the main trail, it is easily walked until the last 1/10 of the way, with some scrambling on rock stairs required to the falls themselves. There was tons of water flowing over the falls today, it is quite beautiful, and a great thing to see!

Written August 3, 2019
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ibhanky
Mobile, AL17 contributions
Family
Worth the hike. It’s a little over 3 miles round trip. The final 100yds or so down to the falls has some steps to be cautious of when wet or mossy but manageable. Refreshing feeling with the spray of the falls and cool air.
Written July 5, 2018
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