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Machine Falls Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer loop
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 159' 48 m
Descent: -154' -47 m
High: 1,062' 324 m
Low: 931' 284 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Bryce Hamilton

A loop trail out to Machine Falls and the back on a return trail.

Bryce Hamilton

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Description

Most of the trail going to the Machine Falls runs along the center of a ridge and is very manageable. Keep in mind this section of the trail system is very popular for those hiking to the falls since it is the most direct trail to the falls.

At the end of the ridge, you'll come to a quick descent on rocks and some wooden steps. When you get down to the bottom, hike past the wooden bridge and continue up the river bed to see Machine Falls (which can not be seen from the bridge).

When you are done enjoying Machine Falls, head back to the bridge and cross over to the slow hill that will take you back up to the opposite ridgeline. As you follow this trail back to the parking lot, there is a short side trail that will take you to the top of the falls. This trail can have a lot of roots and loose rocks, so watch your footing as you slowly make your way back up to the parking lot.

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Sep 28, 2019
Christina Cannon
Went today with Jenn. It was a lovely hike. We followed the trail to the right, counterclockwise so the steep climb occurred on ascent from the falls. — 2h 01m
Aug 14, 2019
Mike Kowalski
Jul 4, 2019
Tammy Staten
Apr 2, 2019
Natasha Stoltz
Jul 21, 2018
Katie Hurton
1.5mi
Jun 9, 2018
Misti Edwards
Apr 8, 2018
Marissa McParland
Took 3 hours to hike with additions of Adams Falls Loop and Busby Falls Trail. Total mileage: 4.3 1.5mi

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Machine Falls in the winter (normally more water)
Dec 11, 2017 near Tullahoma, TN

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