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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.

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Rockhouse Creek Falls

Though sometimes dry, I visited Fall Creek Falls State Park following a period of rain, and was pleased to enjoy Rockhouse Creek Falls, standing 125-feet tall and feeding into Cane Creek Gorge. Guests may visit my shop to find a variety of prints available.

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Fog In The Valley

Banks of fog slowly rolling across the valley in a gorge at Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee, following intermittent periods of rain. Several different prints are available

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Fall Creek Falls

Following a period of rain, the clouds broke and sunshine filtered into the gorge and onto the 256-foot tall Fall Creek Falls, as seen from a nearby bluff. If you’d be interested in a print or other items featuring this photograph, then visit my gallery at Pixels. Thanks!

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Falling Water Falls

Heading home from Georgia, I traveled northwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee, to visit the 110-foot waterfall called Falling Water Falls.

I found a parking spot – one of six available – as I arrived, and was soon at the overlook above the falls. It’s a very short hike along Little Falling Water Creek, on top of the Cumberland Escarpment, and the view is expansive! It is, however, difficult to see the waterfall except by looking down over the edge – probably a great location for photography using a drone.

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I asked two local hikers (Logan, Austin) about access to the base of the falls, though quickly decided against climbing down a rope affixed to the side of a cliff.

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Laurel Falls At Savage Gulf

Location: in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of the South Cumberland State Park, near Coalmont, Tennessee.

Laurel Falls stands 25-feet tall and is a short hike along a trail which begins behind the Stone Door Ranger Station…

This is a scenic hike suitable for all ages, with a small observation platform and easy access to the top of the falls. I couldn’t find an obvious path to the base of the falls, however, and there aren’t any safety rails – so, children and pets should be monitored closely.

Parking is close with handicap spaces available. There is a restroom and information billboard, also. If interested in a somewhat longer hike, you might consider an adjoining trailhead to The Stone Door.

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Hemlock Falls Trail

I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the 90-foot tall Hemlock Falls, located near Trenton, Georgia, in the Cloudland Canyon State Park – on the western edge of Lookout Mountain – on the Cumberland Plateau. The park has a $5/vehicle entrance fee.

Leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:00 a.m., it was a 2 hour drive and I was the first person to arrive at the trail. By the time I returned to my vehicle, however, the parking lot was full.

Suggestion

If you arrive early, come prepared with the correct fee: an envelope with 16-quarters + a $1 bill isn’t easy to pass through the slot in the fee-deposit box. D’oh!

During my hike, I met several interesting people – a Pastor and his wife from Knoxville, a couple traveling on vacation from Ohio, and an individual from Marietta, Georgia, who was filming the canyon using a drone.

Despite being only 1.1 miles out and back, visitors must traverse 600 steps into the canyon. I was pleased that the trails were in good condition, and the hike wasn’t too difficult. For those in need of a rest, however, several benches have been conveniently situated along the trail.

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Boardtree Falls

Following my visit to Upper Greeter Falls, I returned to the Greeter Falls Loop trail and hiked to Boardtree Falls, a scenic two-tiered waterfall in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

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Look closely and you’ll see two people sitting on top of the falls –

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Upper Greeter Falls

Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, near Altamont, TN – and only a short hike from Lower Greeter Falls – is the 15-foot Upper Greeter Falls.

Along the trail, I spoke with a local who remarked that the water was higher than she could remember – here are a few photographs:

Further upstream beyond more trees and rocks, I saw these falls…

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Lower Greeter Falls

Although drier conditions prevailed during my first visit to Lower Greeter Falls last autumn, recent rainfall provided for stunning views this time around! Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee, it’s a short hike along a moderately difficult trail with elevation changes, rocks and mud.

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Flowing from Firescald Creek, Lower Greeter Falls stands approximately 50-feet tall, with access to the base of the falls requiring hikers to traverse a 24-step spiral metal stairwell. Easy enough, and the views are great! With no railing at the top, however, parents should closely monitor children.

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The Stone Door

Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee, The Stone Door features a stairway inside of a 10-foot wide by 100-foot deep crack running from the top of the escarpment into the gorge below. Prints available.

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Clear Creek

Located near Wartburg, Tennessee, at Obed Wild And Scenic River, this photograph features Clear Creek, as seen from Lily Bridge. See more.

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Denny Cove Falls

Located in the South Cumberland State Park (30 minutes from Chattanooga, Tennessee, near Sequatchie) Denny Cove Falls is a picturesque 70-foot waterfall on the Denny Cove Branch. Driving two hours from Knoxville, my road trip into the wilderness also included a second stop at Foster Falls – less than two miles away!

Following directions provided through alltrails.com, I soon learned that there wasn’t access to the park via Dawson Springs Road, only several “No Trespassing” signs posted along private, rural properties. Instead, I found a marked entrance further north along US-41, an old gravel road with many deep potholes. Mine was the second car on site, and I was greeted by a family with two small children, as I walked ahead with camera in hand.

The nearly 3 mile out and back hike included diverse trail conditions, ranging from easy walking on hard pack soil through a pine tree forest, to cautious movements along an entirely rock strewn pathway. The trail is rated as moderately difficult, though, had the rocks been damp, it would have been more challenging. Fortunately, trail conditions were dry.

There are a few different trails in the park for hikers to enjoy. Nevertheless, and despite reading reviews suggesting that the falls are often busy, I had the place to myself for 1.5 hours during my morning visit – very peaceful.

Along the return, I met several other hikers on the trail – and, heard many other voices? Looking uphill through the trees at imposing gorge walls, I could see dozens of rock climbers – a popular recreational activity, accounting for the now full parking lot.

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I’ve added a variety of photographs to my gallery from my hike at Denny Cove Falls. Check it out and discover several different print types available – framed, canvas, metal, art, acrylic and/or wood. Thanks for visiting!

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Lower Piney Falls

Lower Piney Falls stands 40′ tall, and, from the top, has a nice view of a high-walled gorge. There isn’t, unfortunately, access to the base of the falls. Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Grandview, Tennessee, it’s one of two waterfalls that visitors can enjoy – see Upper Piney Falls. Trails are well kept and relatively easy, great for families and/or dogs. Generally, a quiet spot.

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The following photographs of Lower Piney Falls were taken the day after a heavy rainfall…

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Return To Ozone Falls

See Earlier Post: Ozone Falls State Natural Area

With camera in hand, I recently traveled to middle Tennessee to hike Black Mountain (more on that another time) and Ozone Falls. Situated in the Crab Orchard Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, this waterfall stands 110-feet and is the 3rd-tallest in Tennessee. Following significant rainfall, the thunderous sound of crashing water echoed throughout the gorge, with a wind-driven column of mist surrounding the plunge pool.

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Stacked Stones

Enjoy this black and white photograph of stacked stones, as seen along a river at Cummins Falls in Tennessee. Visit my shop at Pixels for prints and more!

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Black And White Gorge

This black and white photograph features the Caney Fork River, located at Rock Island State Park, in Tennessee. See more.

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Levels of Falling Water

Driven by gravity along the path of least resistance, across and down varied levels of rock, the Blackburn Fork River flows into Cummins Falls to the delight of hikers on scene. Photographed near Cookville, Tennessee, this and other waterfall images are available online as prints, etc., in my shops at Pixels and/of Fine Art America.

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Another Photograph of Cummins Falls

Just about every angle of this waterfall was conducive for photography, including this view of stepped-layers of rock at the base. I’d wanted to visit this spot for several months, and I’m now certainly glad to have done so! You can see more in my gallery at Pixels.

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Waterfall In Gorge

With an early start, I was the first person to arrive at Cummins Falls, and enjoyed the tranquil setting for over an hour. Though the volume of water flowing over the 75′ waterfall was less than full, it was a pleasant visit which I can recommend to anyone in the area! Visit my gallery to see more.