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Ranger Falls Trail

Intermediate
 3.7 (3)

A short route along a dry creek bed leading up to the falls and sink of Ranger Falls.


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0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

1,304' 398 m

High

1,239' 378 m

Low

65' 20 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

If high water is present, do not proceed. The trail crosses the riverbed on the way up, making for a dangerous crossing.

Description

This is a short trail, especially if you can cross the Big Creek. Don't let a dry bed fool you, the waterfall drains into a sink.

At the top, you'll find Ranger Falls. This is a great place to take a break prior to back-tracking and climbing out of the valley on the steep Big Creek Gulf Trail.

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Shared By:

Donovan Fitzgerald

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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#406

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Ranger Falls .5 mile spur off Big Creek Gulf Trail.  A short detour well worth the trip.
Dec 4, 2016 near Altamont, TN
Big Creek crossing (normally dry) to Ranger Creek Falls Trail.
Dec 6, 2016 near Altamont, TN
The Trail leading to the Ranger Falls Crossing
Sep 24, 2020 near Altamont, TN

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Jul 3, 2020
Jessica Sutherland
Camping with Micah in 2018
Jun 14, 2020
Jesse Maas
Feb 2, 2019
J Cecil
Clear trail to the falls. Don’t be fooled by the dry creek bed crossings, the falls flow into a sink hole
Oct 22, 2017
Erin Whitely