Located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, the picturesque Conasauga Falls can be enjoyed from various viewing areas, dependent upon the volume of water present – filming from this downstream location entailed an arduous climb along steep gorge hillsides…but, it was definitely worth the view! Prints available.
The Golden Reflection of Morning
Sunlight crests over the mountain ridge, streaming to reflect across foliage along the gorge wall, illuminating waters downstream below a smaller cascade. Now, you can enjoy this beautiful scene at home…
Photographed from the side, this is another view of Conasauga Falls, a 30-foot tall waterfall located in the Cherokee National Forest of Southeastern Tennessee. See prints.
By carefully moving along steep & muddy hillsides covered in wet-leaves, clutching to anything stationary to prevent from falling, I slowly managed to find my way downstream quite a distance, for this long view of Conasauga Falls. Located near Tellico Plains in the Cherokee Mountains of southern Tennessee. Prints available at Pixels and/or ArtFlakes. Makes a great gift-giving idea, also.
Located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, the 30-foot tall Conasauga Falls can be enjoyed along a short but steep 1.3 mile out and back hike. The trail is mostly well-groomed, though rocky toward the end, with some stone steps leading to the base of the falls. This photograph is available on prints and more in my gallery, so stop by for a visit when you’re in the neighborhood.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Conasauga Falls, a scenic waterfall located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. At a distance of 1.3 miles out and back, the trail is rated as moderately difficult with a change in elevation of approx. 400-feet.
The trail has two switchbacks and no level stretches – it’s either all downhill, or uphill on the return. During my visit the creek was full, thereby reducing availability of access to other areas. However, if you wish to proceed downstream along the hillside, there is a minor path but it’s steep and very slippery – use caution!
The 3 mile road to the falls is a combination of paved and gravel, with areas where the pavement has deteriorated, and also deep potholes where the gravel begins. It’s not a major problem, but certainly good advice to drive slowly & steer clear of the hazards.
You can also read about my first visit to Conasauga Falls, last year.
The trail is well kept and easy walking, except toward the bottom where some careful navigation over/around rocks is necessary. Steps finish the trail, leading hikers to the primary viewing area.
Beyond Conasauga Falls and along a muddy embankment, I cautiously found my way to a lower elevation around a slight bend in the creek. I was greeted by the morning sun cresting over the highpoint of the Cherokee National Forest, casting a golden-green reflection from hillside foliage across the shallow water. What a sight!
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Located near Tellico Plains close to the Cherohala Skyway, the 30-foot Conasauga Falls is a secluded, three-tiered waterfall not far from Knoxville or Chattanooga, Tennessee. The trail is a relatively easy 1.5 mile hike out-and-back, with an elevation gain of 370 feet. And, despite what some people have said online in review of their visit, the gravel roadway to the falls isn’t that bad – just watch for a few deep potholes.
This visit followed an earlier, same day hike to Falls Branch Falls, an adventure organized by my friend, Lara – thanks!
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