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Having rained the previous evening, the river was full when I shot this photograph along the Middle Prong Trail. This is the top edge of Lower Lynn Camp Falls, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
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This picture features Lower Indian Flats Falls in the foreground, with Upper Indian Flats Falls in the background. I took this photograph while hiking the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
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This black and white photograph features the Upper Indian Flats Falls, as seen along Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It’s now available on prints in my gallery at Pixels.
Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the Middle Prong Trail is 8.2 miles roundtrip, with Indian Flats Falls at the 4.1 mile mark. It then becomes the Greenbrier Ridge Trail, which leads to the Appalachian Trail.
Turning on Tremont Road, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is 2.2 miles at the stop sign, providing restrooms and a small gift shop (maps, t-shirts, hats, etc.). Continue another 3.1 miles along a gravel road to reach the trailhead.
The Middle Prong Trail was originally a railroad bed used by the Little River Railroad & Lumber Company, based in Townsend, Tennessee, which was one of the largest commercial logging operations in southern Appalachia, in operation for 38 years until 1939, with 150 miles of railroad. Visitors can find more information available at the Little River Railroad Museum web site.
“Best waterfall hike in the Smokies”
Having read this quote at hikinginthesmokies.com, I was encouraged to organize my gear and hike the area. Also, recent rainfall boded well for active streams. Following my adventure, I concur with the aforementioned sentiment!
Immediately after crossing a footbridge over the river, the trail forks – stay to the left to follow the river. Over the next 4.1 miles, elevation gain is 1140′ along a trail that I would rate as moderate in difficulty – some of the trail includes rocky terrain, and watch out for horse droppings (equestrians allowed).
Present for the entire hike were the pleasant sounds of running water echoing through the forest, from the river as well as several smaller waterfalls – including:
Lynn Camp Falls
Lower Lynn Camp Falls
Lower Lynn Camp Falls was spectacular! At approx. 1/2 mile from the trailhead, this 35′ waterfall sends water crashing downward along a multi-tiered mountainside. While cognizant of safety concerns, one may traverse its ledges for a closer view.
Without further adieu, here’s a short video of Lower Lynn Camp Falls:
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Upper Lynn Camp Falls
Back on the trail for less than 100 yards, hikers encounter the Upper Lynn Camp Falls. Though not as tall, this picturesque waterfall features interesting rock structures channeling the scenic Lynn Camp Prong. It’s also possible to climb near the falls, but please be aware of prevailing – potentially hazardous – surface conditions.
Here’s a short video of Upper Lynn Camp Falls:
A variety of prints featuring photographs of Upper Lynn Camp Falls are available in my gallery at Pixels.
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Back On The Trail
Returning to my trek, it wasn’t easy to stop marveling at the abundant beauty of the river, though I did enjoy additional points of interest along the way.
Sights along the trail:
Indian Flats Falls
Following several switchbacks and an increase in elevation, I observed an offshoot of the trail tucked behind a leafy-bush. It certainly wasn’t obvious and there were no signs to follow, but I knew that I must be close to Indian Flats Falls, so I turned right and proceeded into the forest. This was a much more difficult, albeit brief, section of the trail. If you make the hike, prepare to climb over and under downed trees, and exercise caution moving across larger, moss-covered rocks.
Upper & Lower Indian Flats Falls
When I arrived at Indian Flats Falls, I was the only person on site for the next 1/2 hour. This allowed me the leisure of taking several photographs, as well as finding a seat to enjoy my packed-lunch (peanut butter sandwich, banana, energy bar, h2o).
Indian Flats Falls actually has three sections; however, the bottom section was not accessible – and, the Lower Indian Flats Falls does require a rather difficult descent.
Here’s a short video of both Upper & Lower Indian Flats Falls:
Several prints of Indian Flats Falls are available in my gallery at Pixels – with customization options, allowing you to make it your own!
Here are some examples:
I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post highlighting the beauty of nature, as found along the Middle Prong Trail. It certainly was a wonderful experience, and I’d recommend it to anyone in the area interested in hiking.
Thanks for stopping by ~ enjoy the great outdoors!
This photograph features the Spruce Flats Falls, located near Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I’ve added this image to my gallery at Pixels – check it out…
Enjoy this creative, digitally stylized collage, featuring a full moon at twilight glowing above an ocean coastline. See more in my gallery at Pixels.
Following a one-mile hike along a rugged trail with elevation changes, visitors are rewarded with a view of this beautiful waterfall – Spruce Flats Falls. It’s located near Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from Townsend. The main falls are 30′ in height, and the surrounding terrain is rocky but manageable.
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Enjoy this black and white photograph of Spruce Flats Falls, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Cades Cove. If you’d be interested in a print – framed, canvas, art, wood, metal or acrylic – then stop by my gallery at Pixels.
This photograph features a close-up capture of Spruce Flats Falls, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Cades Cove. It’s now available on a variety of prints in my gallery at Pixels.
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Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains near Cades Cove in Tennessee, Spruce Flats Falls is a lesser-known though beautiful waterfall. It’s 30-feet in height, but measures 60-feet when connected sections are included.
A two mile (roundtrip) trail with helpful signage provides visitors with a scenic, albeit moderately difficult, hike, which includes elevation changes and rugged surface conditions. Here’s an example of what to expect –
Despite the need to remain attentive to ever-changing trail conditions, various sights along the way provided interesting distractions. Here are a few:
And a few more…
Finally, Spruce Flats Falls
The sound of distant running water grew more prominent as I increased proximity to Spruce Flats Falls. Turning the last corner along the trail, I was pleased to discover that I was the only person on site! For over an hour, I enjoyed the unobstructed sounds of nature and was able to take several photographs of the area – without people climbing around.
This all changed when, as I prepared to leave, the first of several groups of elementary school students on a field trip appeared. As is the case with many attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains, tourist destinations can become quite busy, so an early arrival time is recommended.
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Here’s a short video of Spruce Flats Falls –
If you’d like to learn more about trails to hike & sights to see, then visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service. Enjoy the great outdoors!
This grunge-style, vintage photograph captures waves on Lake Superior rolling into shore, crashing against islands and rocks in shallow waters. I’ve added it to my gallery at Pixels – if you’d be interested in a print, then stop by for a visit.
The sea was angry that day, my friends – like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.George Costanza
Morning sunlight struggles to pierce the dense fog covering rock ledges on a mountain. I created this digital landscape using Adobe Photoshop & Filter Forge.
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Having company over without enough seats? Or, do you enjoy casual – but comfortable – lounge options? If so, then consider this vibrant floral floor pillow! It’s 36″ by 36″, printed on both sides and has a concealed zipper opening for a clean look and easy care. Fills must be purchased separately and should be bigger than the covers to ensure a plump finish. Covers made of durable 100% spun polyester.
This eight-sided, symmetrical digital artwork features a textured floral pattern created using a layered, abstract-expressionist style of design. I’ve added it to my gallery at Zazzle, where guests may discover a potpourri of available items.
Hiking at the Twin Arches in the Big South Fork National Park, located in Tennessee, I climbed to the top for a wide open view.
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Ever changing sands and stones along the shores of Lake Superior, shaped by unpredictable waves of white water, welcome both the tourist and beachcomber to absorb the beauty of Michigan’s upper peninsula.
I’ve added this vintage image to my gallery at Pixels.
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Enjoy the white water of Abrams Creek, photographed at Cades Cove in Tennessee. Many different nature prints are available in my gallery at Pixels – check it out!
At the Twin Arches in Big South Fork National Park, in Tennessee, many gorges featured scenic sandstone bluffs. See my gallery at Pixels for more.
This photograph was taken at the Twin Arches in Big South Fork National Park, in Tennessee, and features many layers of eroding sandstone. If you’d be interested in a print for your home, then visit my gallery at Pixels.