Hanes Hole Falls, Tennessee

When searching for waterfalls, I don’t always have a plan. I visited Foster Falls in Tennessee, and then noticed at the site that the Fiery Gizzard Trail was nearby, and they listed multiple waterfalls near the beginning of the trail. I decided to go since the hike didn’t seem to be too long. While the waterfalls along the trail are not that large, the hike is extremely enjoyable, even in late December.

Hanes Hole Falls is only 5 or so feet tall. I really love the waterfall, though. It has a very interesting shape, and I remember thinking that the water was some of the clearest I had seen in a while. It had this almost icy sheen to it, though no ice was to be found any where.


  1. As you enter Tracy City along US-41, you should notice a sign indicating the Fiery Gizzard Trail/Grundy Forest.
  2. Follow the signs to the trail, where you’ll find a sign-in sheet and other information.
  3. From here, follow either the Fiery Gizzard Trail or the Day Loop Trail, which can both lead to this falls, though you’ll pass by different waterfalls along the way.

Accessibility: 7/10 (easy/moderate)
Height: 5′
Length of Hike: 1.8 miles round-trip

Hanes Hole Falls in December 2009

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