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Margarette Falls in Greeneville, Tennessee


1362 Shelton Mission Rd, Greeneville, TN 37743 18 min drive (10 miles) from the cabins at Nolichuckey Bluffs.

Hike length:

2.7 mile (to the falls and back)

Good for:

  • Adventurous Hikers

  • Outdoor Family Activities

  • Family Friendly

  • Picnic

  • Photography

  • Pets (on leash)

We recommend:

  • Bug Spray (summer)

  • Hiking Shoes

  • Trekking Poles

  • Waterproof Mascara

Margarette Falls is a year-round popular hike in the area. With a total length of 2.7 mile (to the falls and back), the trail starts on a wide rhododendron road. The real adventure begins after you cross the creek and begin the ascent up the rocky mountainside. Pets are allowed on the trail as long as they are on a leash.

The trail borders Dry Creek - although it's not so dry.  Gorgeous water vistas and the cool mountain air make the hike memorable. Listening to the water cascade over the rocks and the creaky trees moan in the wind takes you to a whole different world of nature.

Bordering Dry Creek all the way to the falls, you go up the 100 year old rocky stairs and cross over the water, bridges and sometimes just balance over the slippery rocks. And finally, when you are about to run out of breath, the falls appears with it's own unique swimming hole.

That iconic selfie in front of the drop seems to be a must, as well as the rest on the rocks with a cool beverage and picnic.

There is a legend that the trail continues to even more wonderful falls but we have yet to conjure the level of adventurous spirit needed to hike further up the trail. Maybe one day we will make it over the falls, but for now we leave the rest up to you. Enjoy!

Things to do in the area

​Uncover the rich history of the South in Greeneville. Visit the exciting nearby towns, escape on unique hikes or simply stay comfy in your fully furnished riverview cabin with all the comforts of home. At the Bluffs, you enjoy many family friendly spots, look-outs, gardens, outdoor grills and more.

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Lodging near Margarette Falls

Plan your summer vacation at Nolichuckey Bluffs Bed & Breakfast Cabins, a wooded 20 acre safe getaway located just 10 minutes from downtown Greeneville, Tennessee near the waterfall.

Each free-standing cabin has front door parking, a private entrance, fully furnished kitchen, bedrooms, and living space, WIFI and cable TV. 

We provide sheltered cabins removed from social contact, mountain and river vistas, farm fresh veggies right from our organic garden, and a delicious breakfast delivered to your cabin.  Self check in and check out are available.  We are an ideal place to shelter securely in nature with all the comforts of home.

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