Scenic Overlook

Lake Ocoee

This early morning photograph was taken from a scenic overlook along Oswald Road, driving up a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest, en route to the Chilhowee Recreation Area, home to Benton Falls.

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Black And White Waterfall

This black & white photograph features Benton Falls, with water cascading down a rock-layered cliff. Taken in the Cherokee National Forest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, in Tennessee, you can enjoy this natural beauty in your home or office by selecting from a variety of available print options. Thanks for stopping by!

Stacked Stones And Falling Water

Located at the Chilhowee Recreation Area in Tennessee, this photograph features various stacks of stones aside the picturesque Benton Falls. It’s available on various prints for your home or office – visit my gallery to see more.

Scenic Morning View

Approaching the Chilhowee Recreation Area in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, I stopped at a scenic overlook to enjoy this morning view over Lake Ocoee. Now, you can also enjoy this same view on a wall in your home by visiting my gallery. Choose from a variety of fine print types –

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Enjoy your morning & have a nice day!

Return To Benton Falls

Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, inside the Cherokee National Forest, the Chilhowee Recreation Area is home to Benton Falls.

Driving 7 miles up the mountain along Oswald Road, several scenic overlooks provide excellent morning views –

It’s $3 parking for a day pass, where visitors can enjoy bicycling, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and water activities. And, there are picnic tables, drinking water and toilets available. Dogs allowed.

From the trailhead, hikers can enjoy views of the scenic 7-acre Lake McCamy, including a quiet beach and clean water for swimming.

Continuing to Benton Falls, it’s a 3 mile out and back hike along a heavily trafficked trail of mostly hard-pack sand, with some rocks.

Benton Falls

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When it was time to depart, I once again enjoyed expansive views along the drive down the mountain –

Thanks For Stopping By

Also: see my first visit to Benton Falls.

Benton Falls In Tennessee

I recently visited Benton Falls in the Chilhowee Recreation Area of the Cherokee National Forest, located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of southeastern Tennessee.

Note: If traveling on 1-75, I’d recommend access to the falls via US Highway 64, rather than Benton Springs Road – which is a shorter distance, though better suited for four-wheel drive vehicles, or mules.

From US Highway 64, driving seven miles north on Oswald Road affords visitors the opportunity to enjoy several separate scenic overlooks:

The Park

There’s a $3 admission to the park, payable at various posted areas; seal your money in the provided envelope, remove the adjoining stub to hang from your vehicle-mirror, and deposit funds in the designated repository.

The 1.5 mile trail to Benton Falls is an easy hike through the forest along a generally flat surface of mostly hard-packed sand, and passes by McCamy Lake:

Benton Falls

The two photographs below appear similar. However, the first example uses burst shooting, stacking 20 photographs onto one another, while the second image is a single shot with a longer exposure. This difference affects how the water is presented:

a steep descent of water from a height; a cascade.


Enjoy my photography on a print in your home, at the office, in a lobby or cafeteria setting. Many print types are available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic. Other items, also. Visit my gallery for more. Thanks!