This black and white geological photograph was taken at Northrup Falls, where overhanging cliffs extend outward up to 50-feet. It’s a great place to get out of the rain and has a history serving as shelter for indigenous peoples, many moons ago. Today, you can enjoy this print on a wall in your home or office with your purchase from my gallery. There are many options to choose from, and customization is also available so you can call it your own.
Visitors hiking this moderately difficult 1.3 mile out and back trail can understand why cliff dwelling Indians made this their home approx. 3,000 years ago – overhanging cliffs extend outward nearly 50-feet in some areas, providing substantial natural shelter.
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This sepia tone photograph highlights geological formations surrounding Northrup Falls, a 65-foot tall waterfall located on the Cumberland Plateau at the Colditz Cove State Natural Area near Allardt, Tennessee. Prints available.
This black and white photograph features a long cave at Northrup Falls, located in the Colditz Cove State Natural Area near Allardt, Tennessee. Prints and more are available in my shops at Pixels and ArtFlakes. Thanks for stopping by!
This is the picturesque Northrup Falls, located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, USA, at the Colditz Cove State Natural Area. It would look great on a wall in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting. Many print options are available to suit your interests – check it out…
Located in the Colditz Cove State Natural Area near Allardt, Tennessee, Northrup Falls stands 65-feet tall and is situated in a gorge featuring substantial overhanging cliffs – a place, it is said, which was home to cliff-dwelling Indians some 3000 years ago.
It’s an easy hike into the gorge along Big Branch Creek, where visitors pass towering rock cliffs leading to the 65-foot waterfall with turquoise plunge pool. The trail meanders through an old-growth forest of large hemlocks and white pines, some of which are over 200 years old, before splitting left or right along the top edge of the gorge. There, the trail becomes a loop and either direction leads to the base of (and behind) the falls. However, traveling left provides an earlier view of several interesting geological sights.
Note: shallow, open cave-like structures – a.k.a., “rock houses” – line the creek gorge. These shelters were used by cliff-dwelling Woodland Indians over 3,000 years ago.
This was my second time visiting Northrup Falls, and I did so during a period of a few hours, between (several days of) rain and an oncoming thunderstorm. Hence, everything was wet – muddy trail, slippery rocks – with complete cloud cover. Nevertheless, beautiful scenery!
My First Visit
I first visited Northrup Falls last summer during the month of July, when I enjoyed warm weather, vibrant colors of nature and dry conditions. Here are a few photographs from that hike…
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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.
This close up photograph features the upper edge of Northrup Falls at Colditz Cove, in Tennessee. I’ve uploaded it to Pixels, where guests can see a variety of fine prints in my gallery. Thanks for looking!
Here’s a photograph I took while walking behind Northrup Falls, a 65′ waterfall located near Allardt, Tennessee. It’s a very peaceful area with limited foot traffic, and the gorge also provides wonderful scenery. I’ve now added this picture to a collection in my gallery at Pixels. Check it out…