Benton Falls Trail #131 - Member Hike

Hike Name: Benton Falls Trail #131
Country: United States
State: Tennessee
Nearby Town: Ocoee
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Travel East on US 64 to the Ocoee Ranger Station. At the next Left, turn left at the sign to Chilhowee. Follow the paved road to the McKamy Lake parking area. The Benton falls trail begins just across the dam
Total Hike Distance: 3.30 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: McKamy Lake
Trails Used: #131 Benton Falls
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: U.S. Forest Service
Contact Information: Ocoee Ranger District
3171 Highway 64
Benton TN 37307-5823
(423) 338-3300
(423) 338-6577 (Fax)
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Benton Falls Trail is one of 19 trails in the Chilhowee Trail System. It is an easy 3mi out and back hike to a beautiful 60’ water fall. One can access both the top and bottom of the falls from the trail. Our hike started from the McKamy Lake parking lot. Once across the lake dam the trail bears off to the left. The trail is wide and well marked with Blue Blazes. In addition to other hikers there were many bicycle riders though the final descent to the falls is foot traffic only.


Jess F

2,600 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Benton Falls Trail #131 - May 27, 2013 May 27, 2013 3 stars 2 hours, 15 minutes Jess F


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