Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Spencer, Tennessee, in the Fall Creek Falls State Park, this is Cane Creek Falls. Standing 85-feet tall with an expansive plunge pool, hikers may access the base of these falls via the “cable trail”. Prints available.
This is the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. Located near Beersheba Springs, Tennessee, in the South Cumberland State Park, hikers can explore nearly 16,000 acres of wilderness, with 50 miles of trails and several different waterfalls. Prints available.
Located in the Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Spencer, Tennessee, Cane Creek Cascades stand 30-feet tall and are easily accessible for visitors to enjoy. This photograph was taken in autumn. Prints are available in my online shops at Pixels and ArtPal. Thanks for visiting!
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.
This photograph features a middle-section view of Catawba Falls, located in the Pisgah National Forest, east of Asheville, North Carolina. Prints are available in my galleries at Pixels and ArtFlakes. Makes a great gift-giving idea, too. Thanks for visiting!
Situated on the eastern edge of the Crab Orchard Mountains on the Cumberland Plateau, in Cumberland County, Tennessee, Ozone Falls is the third tallest waterfall in the state with an elevation of 110-feet. And, after splashing into the plunge pool, Fall Creek disappears underground – like magic! Approximately 30-feet away, however, the creek re-emerges from under several huge boulders, at a lower point downstream.
I visited the falls following a day of rain. As such, I encountered many slippery rock-surfaces along the trail down into the gorge. Hikers should use caution – walking sticks are a good idea – and appropriate footwear is strongly recommended!
Here are some photographs from Ozone Falls State Natural Area –
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From the base of Ozone Falls, near the plunge pool –
I recently enjoyed hiking the 440-acre Piney Falls State Natural Area, located in Rhea County where Little Piney and Soak Creek have carved deep gorges into the Cumberland Plateau. It’s recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Interior as a National Natural Landmark, one of fourteen in Tennessee, featuring rare virgin forests.
If you’d be interested in visiting the park, here’s a map:
Note: there are no restrooms or gift shop, and limited signage.
There are two waterfalls at the park, Upper and Lower Piney Falls.
Upper Piney Falls is 80′ high, the top of which is easily accessible by trail. It features a concave ledge which circles behind and around the falls where visitors can enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the gorge below. Getting to the plunge pool, however, is more difficult; in addition to traversing a narrow trail along the upper rim of the gorge, hikers must then descend a steep, rocky surface, safeguarded to some degree via provision of connected cable for support. Exercise caution!
Here are some photographs of Upper Piney Falls –
Here’s a short video of Upper Piney Falls –
Following the trail down to Lower Piney Falls, which stands 40′ high, hikers arrive at the top of the falls for a picturesque view into a taller, narrow gorge. Unfortunately, there are no trails to access the plunge pool nor lower slopes below, which feature an old growth forest of tall white pines and eastern hemlocks.
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The following collection of photographs features Cane Creek Falls – a portion of the many shots I took while recently hiking Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee.
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If you’d like to visit the park, follow these directions:
Cane Creek Falls
Standing 85′ tall, Cane Creek Falls can be seen from the Nature Center (10821 Park Road), located near the entrance of Fall Creek Falls State Park. Guests may enjoy views of this waterfall and the sandstone gorge from either of two observation platforms, one of which provides easy access for handicapped visitors.
Here are some photographs of Cane Creek Falls…
Next, to connect with the hiking trail near the Nature Center, it was necessary to walk along a suspension bridge in order to cross Cane Creek:
Supported with two expansive cables, the bridge was relatively unstable and shifted with each step. As such, I was later pleased with how well the next photograph turned out – taken from the center of the bridge:
Across the creek and then up some stairs, a sometimes rocky trail awaited my steps:
Another Point of View
I continued my hike around this first gorge, until I discovered another area from which to view Cane Creek Falls. Approaching this spot wasn’t easy – don’t trip over the edge! – nor was it necessarily prudent to cross the rudimentary fencing for a better photograph. Look closely at the third picture to see a man standing (left side) on the observation deck – across the gorge – located by the Nature Center:
I hope that you enjoyed this post, and please consider purchasing a print if interested. More pictures of my hike at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee will be forthcoming; until such time, thanks for visiting!