2.7 Miles / 4.3 km
Time to Hike:
1 hour, ~21 minutes
Surface Type:
Cherokee National Forest
Greeneville, Tennessee
36.071357, -82.718783
September 06, 2017
July 10, 2019
614 '

Total Change
680 '

680 '


The Margarette Falls Trail at Cherokee National Forest near Whitesand Tennessee, is a moderate 2.7 mile out-and-back hike up to the 60 foot waterfall, Margarette Falls.

The trail itself starts out easy, uphill on a low elevation grade until you reach the junction with about 3 other trails. From the parking lot to the intersection is about 0.3 miles and is private land on both sides - stay on the trail here.

Upon reaching the intersection, take the right-hand turn and then the immediate left-hand turn to stay on the Margarette Falls Trail. There will be sign posts for the falls as well, just follow those and the blue blazes.

Along the way you'll find plenty of waterfalls about 8 to 12 feet in height, but you'll know you reached Margarette Falls once you see it. The trail has plenty of rocky patches that last 0.1 to 0.2 miles in length and are difficult to walk on, so watch your footing.

Backpacking is technically allowed on this trail and throughout Cherokee National Forest, but there aren't any good places to camp along this trail. However, there are better places more suited for camping on other trails by the first trail junction.

  1. Parking

    36.071357, -82.718783
  2. Main Trailhead

    36.070642, -82.718461
  3. Split in trail - stay right

    36.065286, -82.713081
    Split in trail - stay right
  4. Waterfall, about 10 feet tall

    36.059136, -82.715156
    Waterfall, about 10 feet tall
  5. Waterfall off the trail

    36.058767, -82.71505
    Waterfall off the trail
  6. Margarette Falls

    36.056183, -82.717103
    Margarette Falls
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2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Trail added
September 06, 2017
Hiked on
September 01, 2017
Updated on
July 10, 2019
2.0 miles / 3.2 km
September 01, 2017

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