Hiking Waterfalls Tennessee

Hiking Waterfalls Tennessee

Hiking Waterfalls Tennessee

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ABOUT WATERFALL HIKING TENNESSEE

What a pleasure it was to explore the waterfalls of my native Tennessee home and to share them with you! Waterfalls are special – arguably the most enchanting spectacle in nature. At their most basic, they are simply falling water, yet after coming upon a waterfall, we are captivated and happily surprised at their transitory beauty.

Ozone Falls

Ozone Falls

Moreover, when combining waterfalls with hiking you construct a superlative outdoor experience. Hiking to a waterfall adds a reward at the end of the trail for your efforts. Additionally, while hiking to waterfalls you will likely see other jewels in the crown of nature.

Upper Bald River Falls

Upper Bald River Falls

Although simply moving water, waterfalls display a variety of characteristics – whether it is the wide, low tumble of Crockett Falls near Lawrenceburg, the high and powerful roar of Burgess Falls on the Cumberland Plateau, or the delicate descent of Crystal Falls at Pickett State Park. Perhaps the vibrant kaleidoscopic of Rainbow Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park comes to mind, or the geological ruggedness of Rock Creek Falls near Erwin. Maybe you think of oft-photographed Benton Falls in southeast Tennessee as it descends over layers of stratified stone.

Laurel Falls of Savage Gulf after a thunderstorm

Laurel Falls of Savage Gulf after a thunderstorm

And there is more – for the hikes along the way to the waterfalls harbor additional rewards — the old growth trees on the way to Ramsay Cascade, Needle Arch en route to Slave Falls at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, or the great walls of the Chickamauga Gorge heading to Laurel Falls and Snow Falls. Each place is further enhanced by having both waterfalls and other superlative natural features we can enjoy on our hike.

Sill Branch Falls

Sill Branch Falls