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City Lake Falls

Located in Cookeville, Tennessee, City Lake Falls is a small waterfall which can be enjoyed following a 1/4-mile hike along a paved surface through the woods.

There’s ample parking, picnic area, lake for fishing and/or water sports & a wooden viewing platform at the falls – no restrooms.

The Waterfall

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Cliff Branch Falls

Standing only 12-feet tall, Cliff Branch Falls can be enjoyed by visitors driving through the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. But don’t blink, though, or you might miss it – the falls are located along the edge of US-441. No trail. No hiking. There is, however, a small area to park – so, bring a lunch & enjoy the great outdoors!

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Another Roadside Attraction

Water cascades down a Smoky Mountains hillside, under branches and around moss-covered rocks. With a rainy weather system in place during my drive from North Carolina to Tennessee, low clouds were an obstacle of expansive views. So, I instead opted to take photographs at several different roadside stops – as seen here.

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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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Mountain Stream

This stream was photographed recently while hiking on Mount LeConte along the trail to Rainbow Falls, located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Many different prints are available featuring this scenery – perfect for both the home and/or office!

Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Layers of Rock And Moss

Water drips from rocky ledges along the trail to Ozone Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, dampening moss and leaves. Guests may visit my gallery to see prints and more.

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Laurel-Snow Trail To Laurel Falls

Wow! I’ve hiked many areas in the state, but so far none can compare to the plethora of waterfalls as found along the Laurel-Snow Trail To Laurel Falls, located near Dayton, TN.

From the moment I stepped out my vehicle and on to the trail, the sound of running water was loud, present throughout my hike. Though alltrails.com lists the hike at 6.1 miles out and back, a placard at the trailhead cites the total distance as 5 miles. Whatever the case, I definitely added another mile or two exploring off trail – there were photography opportunities around every corner!

The road into the park is filled (no pun intended) with potholes – it’s somewhat of an obstacles course. Thus, drive slowly with caution around sharp turns near steep hills.

Richland Creek was full, with a wonderful blue-green coloration in deeper pools and dozens of small-to-medium size waterfalls visible from the trail. Other water sources – including Paine Creek – were flowing with waterfalls to enjoy while hiking. Also, huge boulders – some 30 feet tall – periodically peppered the waterside.

The trail, formerly a railroad bed of The Dayton Coal & Iron Company, Limited, was mostly hard-pack dirt and flat, though muddy in areas. Though the trail splits (a white blaze leads left along the creek, and, orange ribbons around trees mark a route into the forest, leading to the right), both trails soon reconnect before reaching a new, aluminum bridge. Thereafter, the trail becomes quite rocky, and signs are posted for Snow Falls (left) and the 80-foot Laurel Falls (right).

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See Also: Laurel-Snow Trail To Buzzard Point

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Nature Photography

Mist At Cumberland Falls

Featuring a column of mist, this photograph of Cumberland Falls in Kentucky was shot downstream using a zoom lens. See more.

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Small Waterfall

I photographed this small waterfall along the side of a gravel road in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee. See more.

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Nature Photography

Moss Covered Log

Under the canopy along a trail in the Smoky Mountains, it sometimes seems like I’m in a rainforest! Enjoy this landscape photograph on a print in your home!

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Behind The Falls

Moss covered rocks and a recessed area behind the falls, as photographed at Northrup Falls in Tennessee. Keep dry and enjoy these waterfalls at home by visiting my gallery at Pixels. Select from a variety of print types – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and acrylic. Other items, also.

Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Bottom of The Falls

Falling water at the base of Northrup Falls, with moss covered-rocks and a recessed area behind the waterfall where hikers traverse the gorge. This photograph has been added to a collection in my gallery at Pixels.

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Abstract Patterns

Marbled Moss Mandala

Rather than “Abstract No. 8192”, I thought that Marbled Moss Mandala was an appropriate title for this design. If you’d like to see more, then visit my galleries at Pixels and Society 6.

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Nature Photography

Splashing Waterfall

This small waterfall was photographed in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the Middle Prong Trail. See my gallery for more.

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Ijams Nature Center In Knoxville, TN

Yesterday I visited Ijams Nature Center, a 315-acre park along the Tennessee River in Knoxville. Originally a marble and limestone quarry in the early 1900’s, it’s been converted now to serve as an outdoor recreation area with Mead’s Quarry Lake and a network of hiking/biking trails. There’s also a stand for refreshments.

Enjoy your visit!

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Nature Photography

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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Falling Water And Moss

Running water passes underneath a forest canopy and over a moss-covered stream bed at Lower Piney Falls, in Tennessee. This photograph is available on different prints in my gallery at Pixels. Check it out…

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Morning Creek

Morning sunlight streams through the forest to reach this small creek, filled with moss-covered rocks. If you’d like some nature in your home, this image is available on a variety of prints to suit your interests – visit my gallery at Pixels for more.

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Forest Stream

Morning in the Cumberland Mountains as the sun greeted this forest stream, located at the Frozen Head State Park And Natural Area in Tennessee.

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