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Cascading Waterfall

This is Big Branch Falls, a picturesque cascading waterfall along the trail in the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, near Sparta, Tennessee. See more.

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Creek Among Boulders

This picturesque photograph features Big Laurel Creek, a cascading waterway which I enjoyed hiking along en route to Virgin Falls. I’ve added it to my gallery at Pixels, where visitors can find a variety of prints – great for the home, office, lobby or cafeteria setting. Thanks for stopping by!

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Big Laurel Creek

I took this photograph while crossing Big Laurel Creek on my hike to Virgin Falls – located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.

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Cascading Creek In Forest

I photographed this lovely cascading creek – Big Laurel Creek – along the trail while hiking to Virgin Falls, located near Sparta, Tennessee. See more.

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Cascading Waterfalls

Water cascades down a series of terraced ledges along the Lynn Camp Prong, located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. See more.

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Cascading River

This photograph of cascading water features the Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from The Sinks.

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Cascades

This photograph was taken in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the Lynn Camp Prong. If you’re interested in a print for your home or office, see more.

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Ramsey Cascades

This close-up photography features Ramsey Cascades, a 100′ waterfall located in the Smoky Mountains, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It may be viewed in person by hiking 4 miles up a mountain, or, instead, you can visit my gallery at Pixels – there you can pick out a picture for your home, office, cafeteria or lobby!

Stop by for a visit when you’re in the neighborhood!

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Photographs From The Trail

Here are a few photographs from trails I’ve hiked in the state of Tennessee –

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Hiking Stinging Fork Falls

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Located along the Little Soak Creek in Rhea County west of Spring City, Tennessee, Stinging Fork Falls is a picturesque 30′ waterfall in a gorge with a deep, refreshing plunge pool.

The trail to the base of the falls connects with the Cumberland Trail, including a few areas with stairs. Following rain on the day before, I would rate the hike as moderately difficult, given that most surfaces were damp and very slippery. Proper footwear is strongly recommended!

This was my second hike of the day, following a stop at Ozone Falls – more on that another time.

Along the trail, I had the distinct pleasure of sharing the hike with a Jersey Girl who wore a fern in her hair – nice to meet you, Sue 🙂

Photography

Here are some scenes I photographed at Stinging Fork Falls:

Home Decor Prints

These photographs of Stinging Fork Falls are available in my gallery at Pixels on a variety of fine prints. Perfect for the home, office, a lobby or cafeteria, select from framed, canvas, metal, art, wood or acrylic print types.

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Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Burgess Falls State Park

Located on the Falling Water River in Tennessee, Burgess Falls State Park is noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. A moderately strenuous 1.5-mile (round trip) trail along the edge of the gorge provides hikers with ample viewing opportunities, though, during my visit, one of the observation platforms was closed for repairs, as was a stairway leading to the base of Lower Falls. That said, it was nevertheless a very nice hike filled with compelling landscape scenery – highly recommended! And, a drinking fountain and restrooms are available, as is a convenient filling station for water bottles.

Cascades

Elevation: 20 feet

Upper Falls

Elevation: 30 feet

Middle Falls

Elevation: 80 feet

Lower Falls

Elevation: 136 feet

Here’s a short video of Lower Falls –

Prints

I’ve made prints available in my gallery at Pixels – stop by for a visit, sometime.

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Lynn Camp Prong Cascades

Located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Lynn Camp Prong Cascades provide a beautiful resting area for hikers along the Middle Prong Trail. If you can’t visit the area, you can still enjoy this beautiful waterfall on a print in your home or office! Come see a variety of print types available in my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle.

Hope to see you soon!

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Lower Piney Falls

This photograph in Tennessee highlights cascades preceding the 40′ high Lower Piney Falls, which empties into a tall, narrow gorge without access.

Here’s a video of the falls, from the top –

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Spruce Flats Falls

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 –

Tip: wear appropriate shoes for secure footing.

Despite the need to remain attentive to ever-changing trail conditions, various sights along the way provided interesting distractions. Here are a few:

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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.

These pictures are available in my gallery at Pixels on a variety of print types:

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!

Related Post: see also – Return To Spruce Flats Falls

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Argo Cascade Falls

This summer photograph features the Argo Cascade Falls, a manmade series of several pools with small waterfalls popular among kayakers and folks floating on inflatables. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and connected to the Huron River. Visitors can see more in my gallery at Fine Art America.

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Ice Water

This wintertime photography of the Huron River was taken at Cascade Falls in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s a popular local spot in the summer for kayaking, canoeing and floating downstream on inner-tubes. I’ve now added this picture to my gallery at Fine Art America. So, stop by for a visiting when you’re in the area…