Waterfalls in Polk County Tennessee
Explore Beautiful Waterfalls Near Quest Expeditions
There are several waterfalls near Quest Expeditions located in the Cherokee National Forest. Several with easy to moderate access and some more remote involving a longer hike. Just minutes from Highway 64 near Lake Ocoee is Benton Falls.This is a beautiful waterfall with a pool at the bottom. The hike to the falls is just a beautiful. The drive to this area was the nations first designated scenic byway in the National Forest, be sure to make a stop at the overlook on your drive back for a great sunset. From Quest Expeditions take Highway 64 east into the Cherokee National Forest. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 77 drive to the top of the mountain and follow the sign to the Chillowee Recreation Area.
Gee Creek Falls, on Tennessee State Park trail 191. An easy walk and a great hike for those camping at Gee Creek campground. The falls are 25 feet, during the spring the area is full of wildflowers and a nice pool is at the bottom of the falls. Located just off highway 411 near Delano, TN. There is a state park welcome center and campground that can give you all the information.
Turtletown Fall is a 40 foot drop followed by another 20 foot drop. There is a moderately difficult trail to the fall. Use Forest Service trail 185. On Highway 68 turn west at Farner post office, go over the railroad track and turn left on Duggan Rd, bear right on Farner Rd. Forest Service Road 1166 is the first road on the right. Follow the dirt road about 1.5 miles to the trail. Parking is available.
Goforth Creek is not a true waterfall but a beautiful creek cascading into the Ocoee River. A nice hiking trail runs along the creek for a beautiful hike. This is a nice area for photos, nature and playing the the cool pools. Goforth is located along Highway 64 near the famous whitewater section of the middle Ocoee. Look for the sign Goforth Creek.