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PaulyPauly2014
Knoxville, TN5,199 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
My Wife, our daughter and Mother ventured out for an afternoon outing, we decided on this area and wasn’t disappointed! The Cherokee National Forest is great and the river and falls are beautiful.
We had rains the last several days and the falls were beautiful and flowing. The area and charm was relaxing and casual. Our day was a fun and amazing day for the books, can’t go wrong in this area for many outdoor activities~ Highly Recommend visiting.... Hiking, Fishing and Picnics.
Written August 9, 2020
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Kim D
Tellico Plains, TN9 contributions
Jun 2020
Bald River Falls is on a Forest Road off of the Cherohala Skyway. It is a few miles drive from the Skyway to the Falls, but it is right on the road, so if you can't walk very far, this is the perfect sightseeing adventure for you, as you don't even have to get out of your vehicle to see the amazing Falls. There is a parking area just past the Falls if you want to venture out onto the bridge to see it and a hiking trail to the top of the Falls. The hike to the top can be a bit strenuous, so I wouldn't advise it if you have health concerns. A word of caution: Some people have died trying to climb down into the gorge and up onto the Falls, so please don't attempt this and please keep an extra close eye on your children. All in all, a beautiful sight to behold, just use common sense.
It is a totally different experience after a heavy rain than when it has been dry for a while, so each visit can have its own feel. For us, no two experiences are alike. Another reason we love this spot!
Written May 29, 2021
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kerbear135
Knoxville, TN130 contributions
Jul 2022
We stopped by to enjoy Bald River Falls after camping at Indian Boundary. The drive to the falls was lovely. The falls themselves were breathtaking! There was adequate parking and it was nice to be able to see the falls from the road. There is a hiking trail to the top of the falls that we will have to come back and check out another time. You can also climb down to the bottom of the falls, which we did not attempt this visit but will the next time we're there.
Written July 14, 2022
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RDH2017
Tennessee244 contributions
Feb 2021
The falls were absolutely breathtaking! The heavy rains that we've had in the past few months contributed to the natural beauty of the falls. There are plenty of photo ops and luckily we went on a day that it wasn't crowded because parking is scarce. A plus: we found a spot to sit and watched several kayakers enjoying the rapids.
Written March 16, 2021
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC587 contributions
Oct 2020
Just several miles off of the main Cherohala Skyway, these falls are well worth a visit. While the skyway information says you don't have to get out of your car, it's best to park and walk back to the bridge to take your pics. The bridge is far too congested with people and cars coming through for anyone to stop, unless it's very early morning when (I assume) it would be less busy.
Written October 19, 2020
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cnorth828
Las Vegas, NV102 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Bald River is a favorite after the has been a heavy rain or when it has frozen. You can see it from road or park and hike a short distance to the top. One of my favorite places to go for a relaxing hike and beautiful waterfall.
Written February 16, 2020
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Wes
Pensacola, FL8 contributions
Aug 2020
Tellico is our home away from home. We spend as much time as possible in this wonderful little town. The falls is a must for us on each visit. We have been at various times in the years and it is beautiful in every season. If you are in Tellico Plains or travelling the Cherohala Skyway, Bald River Falls is a must-see attraction. River Road is a great prelude to this beautiful place.
Written November 30, 2020
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HolyTraveller
23 contributions
Oct 2021
Bald River Falls on cherohala skyway is located on Forest Service Road 210. From the Highway 165 in Tellico where you turn right to go up the river, drive 4.5 miles to the turn off to Bald River Falls. The Bald River Falls turn off is clearly marked on the right hand side of the Skyway. You can view Bald River Falls without leaving your vehicle. But its such a magnificent waterfalls so find the parking next to the spot and spend some time enjoying the view. There is short rocky pathway that leads to the base of the falls too which i didnt venture. But seriously take the side trip and enjoy with the family.
Written October 27, 2021
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nettaloves3
Troy, MO109 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
We decided to take a drive and see where we ended up. After visiting Sweetwater (it is an amazing town) we headed to the mountains. Just let me say it is worth the drive. It is a long drive but well worth it. I wish the road to the falls was a bit wider but it is doable. I only wish we had taken a light snack with us. So we could have gotten an even better experience.
Written June 17, 2020
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Cheyenne333
14 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
BRING YOUR CAMERA...and a change of clothes lol I love going here. It is so peaceful and relaxing! There are trails you can hike or places for rock climbing! The water is so clear and clean, I always go swimming lol. There is a spot I always go to that takes you half way up the falls and you can sit right next to the falls! Best stress relieve ever!
Written January 20, 2021
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