Photographed Turtletown Falls yesterday

June 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
How to Get There

Access for the trail head to the falls is not well marked from the main road.

Directions to Forest Trail 185, Turtletown Falls Trail:

Coming From South on HWY 68 – From Hwy 64 intersection in Ducktown‐travel ~12 miles north on Hwy 68. Turn Left on Old Farner Road (County Rd 2317) for ~1 mile.  Turn right on Apalachia Tunnel Rd (NFSR 1166).  Trailhead will be ~1.25 miles at the end of the road.

Coming from the North on HWY 68 –After crossing the Hiwassee River, drive ~ 1.5 miles and turn right on Old Farner Road (County Rd 2317) for ~1 mile.  Turn right on Apalachia Tunnel Rd (NFSR 1166).  Trailhead will be ~1.25 miles at the end of the road.

For a bonus waterfall, hike further down stream to see the lower falls before leaving.

Fees: none

There is a gate blocking the road. Start your hike up that road. The trail is marked with white paint in the shape of an i. It is a moderate hike, there and back is around 4 miles. There are different falls with this fall being first. On past it on the trail the other waterfall is around another 1 mile hike. 

Source- East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Mapguide

 

 


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