Bald River Falls

Cascading over 100 feet onto the rocks below, Bald River Falls, in the Cherokee National Forest can be viewed from your car or hike above the falls through the Bald River Gorge. The Falls flows into Tellico River. Also, the drive to the falls is along the very scenic Tellico River.

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Latitude: 35.324246 Longitude: -84.177138 Elevation: 1529 ft

Recreational Opportunities

Visitors will enjoy a nice hiking trail, great scenery for taking photos, and also picnic tables are available. Bring a kayak, tube or fishing pole.

Seasons Accessible

Open all seasons.  Bald River Falls are spectacular in the winter with ice and snow, but take care along the roadway.

How to Get There

Bald River Falls: 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.


Free Admission

Pet Friendly Notes

Dogs allowed on a leash.


You will absolutely love Bald River Falls, so refreshing and beautiful. Nature at it’s best. You can hike to the top of the falls via a trail. You can feel the mist off the falls as you stand on the bridge in front of them and smell the clean mountain mist and air.

lanie, 6/28/2011

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