We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Cherokee National Forest

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Timothy Branch Road, TN 37320
Phone Number:
+1 423-476-9700
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Breathtakingly beautiful mountainous forest: great for hiking.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 177 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 148
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Peaceful

We live right on the edge of the Cherokee National Forest on 64 Highway it's always a beautiful pleasure to ride up here to Parksville put our bass boat in and ride around the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2015
Brook W
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Tennessee

Add Photo Write a Review

177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 174: English reviews
Level Contributor
68 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

We live right on the edge of the Cherokee National Forest on 64 Highway it's always a beautiful pleasure to ride up here to Parksville put our bass boat in and ride around the beautiful lake we're thankful to live in the country right here in Cleveland Tennessee Bradley County it's a safe beautiful place to live

Helpful?
1 Thank Brook W
Fayetteville, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Cherokee National Forest is absolutely beautiful. The drive up the mountain to Chilhowee State park was AMAZING!! Can't wait to go back and have time to hike to the falls!!

Helpful?
1 Thank Toniese C
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
771 reviews
344 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Love going to the Smokies which are close by coming into Townsend. Lots of great places to hike, tube, picnic or just relax in the woods or by a mountain stream.

Helpful?
2 Thank Jotum
Centennial, Colorado
Level Contributor
205 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

There are many roads that are not advertised that are well worth taking for scenery or leaf viewing. Beautiful time of the year is mid Oct. Look at the Parson's Branch Road for an out of the way trip.

Helpful?
1 Thank colin92
Bonaire, Georgia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Breathtaking views. Our family really enjoyed a day trip to this park. We took the short hike to Benton Falls. Mostly easy, but the surface of the trail was just slightly uneven so probably not suitable for the elderly of those who are really young. It was very nice to be in a natural setting away from the distractions of... More 

Helpful?
Thank riverdancer107
Kiev, Ukraine
Level Contributor
170 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

would work better if there were more trash cans along the trails... other then that the place looked clean and nice. we had a family out day and enjoyed the visit and rest. thank you

Helpful?
Thank KievApartment
Elliestar
Level Contributor
72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Nice National Forest - worth the drive to Bald River Falls - take your bathing suit because it would be beautiful to swim there if it's warm.

Helpful?
1 Thank Elliestar
Cleveland, Tennessee
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

The Cherokee National Forest is always a great place to visit. We live very close and visit it several times a year. There's bass fishing, trout fishing, water skiing, swimming, backpacking, tent camping, RV camping, whitewater canoeing & rafting, several short to long hikes for all skill levels, majestic views--al in a family atmosphere. You can always find something to... More 

Helpful?
Thank kanuer2015
Clarksville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
756 reviews
287 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 630 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Our friends brought us here to experience the beautiful forest. We took some great pictures of the area all the way up to and including the Ocoee and Toccoa Rivers. It was so relaxing. My husband and I have traveled through Georgia many, many times over the years but have never stopped to enjoy nature here. We will definitely be... More 

Helpful?
Thank MaryannF650
Cleveland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This past Sunday we took a late afternoon drive up to the Ocoee whitewater center. All of the forestry workers we're very helpful and gave us assorted maps and such. We bought a couple of Fri KS from the store downstairs along with a map and the clerk was very courteous. We then went outside where there great walking g... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Richmond F

Travellers who viewed Cherokee National Forest also viewed

Tennessee, United States
 

Been to Cherokee National Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cherokee National Forest and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Cherokee National Forest staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?