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Beautiful Waterfall

This is 75-foot tall Cummins Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Cookeville, Tennessee. It’s a beautiful waterfall and popular statewide tourist destination, providing visitors a scenic 1.5 mile hike through the gorge, along Blackburn Fork River.

You don’t have to travel to enjoy this picturesque landscape, however. Simply visit my shop at Fine Art America and select a museum quality print to enjoy on a wall in your home, office, lobby, cafeteria, etc.. Several print types are available to suit your wishes.

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Return To Cummins Falls

Located on the Cumberland Plateau along the Blackburn Fork River, near Cookeville, Tennessee, Cummins Falls stands 75-feet tall, representing the eighth largest waterfall (by volume of water) in the state.

Because it’s so popular, the state park has instituted an inexpensive online permitting system, required in advance for all visitors interested in hiking the gorge. The trail to the waterfall is 1.5 miles, and hikers can expect to get wet because, at points, the riverbed is the trail – roughly knee deep.

The area is prone to flash flooding, so children twelve & under must be accompanied by an adult, as well as wear a life jacket while at the falls or swimming. In case of emergency, signs are posted which indicate safe levels during a flood, and there is an evacuation route.

There’s a waterfall overlook (no permit required). Ample parking. Restrooms available. Water shoes recommended. Dogs allowed. Bring your camera to capture an abundance of scenic beauty!

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If you’d like to accent a wall in your home or office with a print featuring my photography, you can visit my gallery to select the print type which best suits your interests. Many selections available – I hope that you find something to purchase & enjoy!


Framed prints may be customized with the following options: size, frame, mat color, mat width & paper type. Each product is manufactured at one of 16 global production facilities and delivered “ready-to-hang” with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Credit cards & PayPal accepted.

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Return To Laurel Falls

Located along Fighting Creek Gap Road in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Laurel Falls is a popular tourist attraction.

It’s an easy 2.6 mile out and back hike along a paved trail, though the pavement it quite eroded. Measuring both upper and lower sections of Laurel Falls – which are divided by a railed pathway – the waterfall stands 80-feet tall and provides several scenic viewpoints, if one is willing to climb to the base.

Signs At Trailhead

On my visit, I was the first car parked in the lot…by 3 minutes. Capturing photographs without people in the picture requires one to arrive early, so I showed up 1/2 hour before sunrise. Bears are common in this area, though less so once a steady stream of hikers are present. No water. No restrooms.

View From Trail

History

The trail was completed in 1932 at a cost of $590, providing fire crews access to the Cove Mountain area. Three years later, a fire tower was completed. By 1960, frequent trail use and erosion were problematic, and, as part of the 1963 Accelerated Works Projects grant to the Department of Interior, the trail was paved. Today, with over 800 miles of trails within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, only four trails are paved for a total of three miles.

Photography

If you’d like to accent a wall in your home or office with a print featuring my photography, you can visit my gallery at Fine Art America to select the print type which best suits your interests. Many selections available – I hope that you find something to purchase & enjoy!

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Return To Twin Falls

Centrally located in the Rock Island State Park, in Tennessee, Twin Falls stand an impressive 80-feet tall and provides easy access for visitors to enjoy.

Flowing into a meandering Caney Fork River below, water from Twin Falls originates from the Collins River, which, subsequent to be dammed, seeps through steep limestone embankments. The result is a series of beautiful waterfalls and cascades along the cliffs. When visiting, you’ll also be able to see several additional small waterfalls tucked away behind foliage along the rock face.

Whether you enjoy the scenery of Twin Falls from your car in the parking lot, or prefer an easy walk along a trail parallel to the river, beauty abounds at this popular tourist destination. Also, there is trail access to the expansive Caney Fork Gorge, featuring more waterfalls and scenic, layered rock walls. More on that another time…

Photography

If you enjoy waterfalls, you’ll be pleased with your purchase from my gallery at Fine Art America. My photography is available on several print types, including: framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, wood, acrylic and tapestries.

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Framed prints may be customized with the following options: size, frame, mat color, mat width & paper type. Each product is manufactured at one of 16 global production facilities and delivered “ready-to-hang” with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Credit cards & PayPal accepted.

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Black And White Waterfall

Morning sunlight streams through a gorge, illuminating Eagle Falls, along the Cumberland River in Kentucky. Prints available.

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Remote Waterfall

Despite a low water level, this remote waterfall along Paine Creek – on the Cumberland Plateau, in Tennessee – provides a picturesque setting of rugged gorge, plunge pool and abundant moss. You can enjoy this nature landscape on a print in your home by visiting my shop at Fine Art America. Thanks!

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Visiting Ozone Falls

On the eastern edge of the Crab Orchard Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, Ozone Falls is the third tallest waterfall in Tennessee, standing 110-feet tall.

Similar to other waterfalls dependent on small creeks, the volume of water flowing is closely correlated with rainfall and the time of year. On my recent visit, the water was low, but the scenery is always a treat! From the small parking area, it’s an easy hike on a flat surface to see the top of the falls, though the trek to the basin is more challenging, rocky – use caution.

Prints Available

If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, visit my gallery at Pixels. There you’ll discover the following photographs, as well as other shots from previous visits to Ozone Falls.

Great in the home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting, several print types are available to suit your interests. Thanks for stopping by!

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Morning Reflections

This photograph was taken at the top of Cane Creek Falls, at the Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee, and features sunlight peaking over the tree-line into a gorge, reflecting across still water. See more.

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Little Piney Creek

After reviewing my options and seeing no clear pathway to the base of Lower Piney Falls, I turned and decided to follow Little Piney Creek, with a low water line, back towards Upper Piney Falls. It was a good decision (though I later fell on my keister) and I was pleased to observe many beautiful sights in this remote gorge environment. This photograph highlights an area which was especially appealing, with unique geological outcroppings, shallow water, reflections, and sunshine streaming from around the bend.

Framed / Canvas / Art / Poster / Metal / Wood / Acrylic / Tapestry

Prints and other items are available through my shops at Pixels and/or Fine Art America – a nice accent for your home or office!

Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Upper Piney Falls

Located on the Cumberland Plateau adjacent to Grandview, Tennessee, Upper Piney Falls is a scenic waterfall standing 80-feet tall. It’s a relatively short hike on well-maintained trails, and dogs (leashed) are welcomed. Parking is limited. No restrooms.

Following the trail, hikers will encounter a split leading to the right (Upper Piney Falls) or left (Lower Piney Falls). Both routes do provide access to the base of Upper Piney Falls, where visitors can enjoy walking behind the waterfall, or cool off in the plunge pool.

The trail to the left is longer, though the trail to the right entails a steep mountain descent (using an installed support cable for balance), as well as crossing Little Piney Creek. This is easy with lower water levels, though not advisable when the creek is high.

Photography

If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, visit my shop at Pixels.

Framed / Canvas / Art / Poster / Metal / Wood / Acrylic / Tapestry

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See: posts from previous visits to Piney Falls State Natural Area

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Fall Creek Falls

This photograph of Fall Creek Falls was taken near an observation area located across the gorge. Standing 256-feet, it’s the tallest waterfall in the state of Tennessee, USA. Prints available.

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Hiking Into Forest

Flat rocks and wooden steps lead out of a gorge and into the forest, under a canopy of leaves and out of the rain. This photograph was taken at Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee. Prints available.