Rock Creek Falls Hike

View of Rock Creek Falls Hike in Cherokee National Forest

This 1.5-mile (one-way) hike begins in Rock Creek Recreation Area.  There are numerous creek crossings, so plan on getting your feet wet.

The trail lies in the Congressionally  designated Unaka  Mountain Wilderness.  Take extra caution when hiking this trail because the trail is  not blazed and stream crossings may be difficult to negotiate. 

At a Glance

Restrictions: This is a hiking only trail.  Recreation in congressionally designated Wilderness is intended to be primitive in nature. Group size is limited to 14 people, but remember that 6 or less is best.  For more information about congressionally designated Wilderness, please visit

General Information


From I-26 take exit 34 to Main Street (TN 107) in Erwin, take a left on TN 395 east for 3.5 miles to Rock Creek Recreation Area.  

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