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Photographs From Twin Falls, TN

I recently had the opportunity to revisit Twin Falls, at Rock Island State Park in Tennessee, as my previous outing – which also included both Burgess Falls State Park and Rock Island State Park – had exhausted me beyond my capacity to fully appreciate the 80′ waterfalls.

The water source of Twin Falls is the Collins River, which, after merging with the Caney Fork River, is dammed. As a result, the river expanded with greater pressure, subsequently causing water to seep through limestone embankments; hence, the waterfalls emerge through the cliff, rather than over the edge.

Here are some photographs I took –

Following recent rains, the volume of water flowing was significant. If you’re able, I’d recommend hiking down along the rocks in front of Twin Falls to sit and enjoy the scenery. Despite wind and spray generated by falling water, and though the sound may be loud, the views are stunning!

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Photographs From The Trail

Here are a few photographs from trails I’ve hiked in the state of Tennessee –

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Killdeer Arch

Part Six – Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

Back on the trail, I hiked up and down various changes in elevation, crossed a few small streams, and also experienced a close encounter with bears! Finally, as I neared the point – a scenic overlook – at which I’d turn around, I saw a sign for the “Killdeer Arch”.

This natural arch provides passage through a tall sandstone cliff along the Upper Canyon Trail, offering vertical clearance of 8 feet by 20 feet wide.

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Here’s a short video of “Killdeer Arch” –

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Circle Bar Arch

Part Five – Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

Moving right along, it wasn’t long before I spotted this sign. Though I hadn’t heard anything about an area referred to as “Circle Bar Arch”, it was only 100 feet uphill from the trail, and the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area seemed to be full of interesting surprises.

Indeed. When I reached the top I was greeted by a broad sandstone wall, filled with intricate contours, crevices and arches.

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Photographs Along The Trail

Part Four – Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

Between various points of interest hiking Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area, there were many unique spots worthy of photographs along the trail. See below:

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A Rock Face With No Name

Part Three – Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area

After taking in expansive views of the Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area from an overlook, I was back on the trail to continue my adventure.

Though there are often signs posted in parks, and names of locations identified on maps, most of nature’s beauty is simply there – down a ladder, through a narrow gap between rocks along the trail, and around a corner.

And so it was. I turned a corner along the Upper Canyon Trail to behold a substantial rock face, unnamed. Wonderful. Beautiful. However one might convey this point of reference, it was a pleasant walk along a sandy trail with tall cliffs overhead. And, perhaps most of all, intricacies carved by nature into the sandstone were quite spectacular!

Here are some photographs of the area:

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Caves In A Cliff

This interesting geological rock formation was photographed along the trail in the gorge to Ozone Falls, in Tennessee. You may enjoy seeing this landscape scenery in your home, or office? If so, please visit my gallery at Pixels to select a print. Thanks for stopping by!

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Trail Into Gorge

This photograph captures the trail along the edge of a rocky gorge, where I hiked towards the base of Ozone Falls, in Tennessee. Would you like a print for your home, or office? If so, visit my gallery at Pixels, where you’ll discover several print types to select.

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Hen Wallow Falls In The Smoky Mountains

Walking through a hemlock and rhododendron forest, I’d rate the hike to Hen Wallow Falls as moderately difficult. This 90′ waterfall is situated in the Smoky Mountains along the Gabes Mountain Trail, taking between 3-4 hours on a 4.2 mile round trip.

Because conditions on the trail are often rocky – or, covered extensively with tree roots – proper footwear is very important! More than the knees or calves, it’s always my feet which are most sore the next day, having hiked over such uneven surfaces:

Several signs are posted along the trail to help hikers find Hen Wallow Falls

Footbridges allow hikers to keep dry while crossing over several small streams –

Here’s some enjoyable landscape scenery you’ll encounter along the trail –

Finally, Hen Wallow Falls

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Peaceful Creek

This photograph was taken in Tennessee, featuring a peaceful setting along Fall Creek. Less than thirty feet away, however, is the edge of Ozone Falls, where water plunges 110-feet over a cliff. Please visit my gallery to see more!

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Ozone Falls State Natural Area

See Recent Post: Return To Ozone Falls

Welcome

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!

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Here are some photographs from Ozone Falls State Natural Area

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From the base of Ozone Falls, near the plunge pool –

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Horizon

Photograph featuring horizon of ocean washing into sandy beach, with grunge texture and vintage film frame. It would look great with a frame in your home! To see more, please visit my gallery at Pixels.

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Hiking Stinging Fork Falls

Welcome

Located along the Little Soak Creek in Rhea County west of Spring City, Tennessee, Stinging Fork Falls is a picturesque 30′ waterfall in a gorge with a deep, refreshing plunge pool.

The trail to the base of the falls connects with the Cumberland Trail, including a few areas with stairs. Following rain on the day before, I would rate the hike as moderately difficult, given that most surfaces were damp and very slippery. Proper footwear is strongly recommended!

This was my second hike of the day, following a stop at Ozone Falls – more on that another time.

Along the trail, I had the distinct pleasure of sharing the hike with a Jersey Girl who wore a fern in her hair – nice to meet you, Sue 🙂

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Here are some scenes I photographed at Stinging Fork Falls:

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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.

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Falling Water

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!

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Rock And Ice

Welcome to the cold, a digital expanse of frozen ice for as far as the eye can see! I designed this fantasy landscape using Bryce creative software. It’s now available in my galleries at Redbubble and Pixels.

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Lilly Bluff Overlook At Obed

I recently enjoyed hiking to the Lilly Bluff Overlook at Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, located near Wartburg, Tennessee. Following my visit to Northrup Falls (Allardt, Tennessee), this was a relatively easy hike to undertake along my return drive home. I enjoyed sweeping views from the high rock outcrop of Lilly Bluff, sheer cliffs, the “Jack Rock” waterfall and scenic views of Clear Creek.

There’s so much to see & I’m looking forward to hiking more trails in the park!

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Another Angle of Northrup Falls

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…

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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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Northrup Falls At Colditz Cove

Welcome!

Northrup Falls are located in the Colditz Cove State Natural Area, approximately two miles east of Allardt, Tennessee. Off the beaten trail, it’s an easy hike to enjoy the 65′ waterfall, as well as massive cliffs in a horseshoe-shaped gorge, recessed caves and a turquoise plunge pool. You’ll also enjoy an old-growth forest of large hemlocks and white pines, some of which are over 200 years old!

Here’s a map to the park:

Come prepared with good hiking shoes, as some surfaces – such as around and behind the waterfall – can be slick. Bring water, your camera, and, if you enjoy the water, proper attire for swimming.

The trail begins at the left end of the parking area, where there’s a billboard with information about the park. Or, if you’d prefer, there’s also a quicker start – a shorter 50′ connector route to the trail, found at the right side of the parking area. Either way, the path leads hikers to the front edge of the gorge, where the trail splits to loop in a circle. Turning left, you’ll encounter more rocks, cliffs and caves along the way, though both directions lead to the base of the waterfall. You’ll probably want to see the full loop.

This is a quiet, peaceful area without many visitors. I hiked the park on a weekend during the morning, and saw only a total of eight people – and a dog – in three small groups.

Here’s some of what you’ll see:

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed these images of Northrup Falls. If you might be interested in purchasing a print, several are available in my gallery at Pixels. A nice addition for your home, work – or, as a gift. Thanks for stopping by!

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