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Polk County Tennessee Hiking Trails

Turtletown Creek Trail

Pets must be restrained or on a leash at all times while in developed recreation areas.

Cherokee National Forest

Rating: Easy/Moderate

Following Turtletown Creek, the 3.8 mile Turtletown Creek Trail forms a loop back to Shinbone Ridge. This trail offers views of the Hiawassee River and 2 waterfalls. Turtletown Creek Trail also has a spur trail which leads to FSR #1166 for an extended hike back to the parking lot. Trailhead is on the left.

Falls Information

Directions From Farner Tennessee:

Travel south along Highway 68 for 0.2 mile and turn right. Cross the railroad tracks and bear to the left on all paved roads for about 0.9 miles to the junction of FSR #1166 (there is a sign here for the Turtletown Scenic Area). Turn right and follow FSR #1166 for 0.9 mile to the junction of 1651 and turn left. Travel approximately 0.5 mile to the parking lot.

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