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Upper Lynn Camp Falls

This beautiful autumn scenery was photographed along the Middle Prong Trail in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, featuring Upper Lynn Camp Falls. Prints are available for you to enjoy in your home for all seasons, with many format selections to choose.

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Indian Flats Falls

Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls is 8.2 miles out and back.

Driving 3 miles beyond the Tremont Institute, which features a small gift shop and restroom, the gravel road dead ends at a parking area by the trailhead. Crossing a footbridge over the river, the trail forks to the left and parallels Lynn Camp Prong.

Hikers will enjoy the sound of running water over the course of a 1140-foot elevation gain en route to Indian Flats Falls. At approx. 1/2 mile, the impressive 35-foot tall Lynn Camp Falls can be viewed from the trail.

History

The Middle Prong Trail was originally a railroad bed used by the Little River Railroad & Lumber Company, based in Townsend, Tennessee, which was one of the largest commercial logging operations in southern Appalachia, operating for 38 years until 1939, with 150 miles of railroad. Visitors can find more information available at the Little River Railroad Museum.

Along the way, hikers will observe vestiges from that era, including limited glimpses of railroad tracks and other steel remnants, a toppled chimney and an abandoned 1920’s Cadillac taxi. Other encounters may include horses – equestrians allowed, so watch your step – and bears, common to the area.

The Hike

Over the course of the trail, hikers should expect an increase in grade and quantity of scattered small-to-medium sized rocks. There are two bridges to cross, as well as two small creek beds, easily traversed by stepping on rocks to keep dry.

After hiking 4 miles up a mountainside, one might expect to see a sign pointing to Indian Flats Falls. Alas, there are no signs. Instead, following several turns and an increase in elevation, the path broadens substantially at a switchback. Rather than continuing left, hikers will see a path to the right, tucked behind a large bush near a rock face. Turning right is a short, moderately difficult path over some rocks and under a few downed trees – then, the falls!

The Falls

Emerging from the path, visitors are greeted with a wonderful view of the 20-foot tall top section of Indian Flats Falls. There is plenty of room for several people to gather, though hikers should remain weary of slippery conditions on what would otherwise appear as flat rock surfaces.

This waterfall actually has four-tiers, for a total height of 60-feet, though access to these lower areas isn’t easy, requiring one to get dirty foraging through the brush, descending shallow rock ledges, and wading knee-deep through a plunge pool at the base.

If you’re prepared to sustain a few scratches and get muddy, the views are definitely worth the effort.

Photographs

Fine quality prints are available in my gallery at Fine Art America.

The following photography presents Indian Flats Falls, top-down:


If you enjoy the great outdoors, then I’d highly recommend the hike to Indian Flats Falls. And, plan to spend more time than you might otherwise expect, as you’ll often find yourself stopping to enjoy scenery along the river.

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Black And White Little River

This black and white photography features rapids along Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains National Park, in Tennessee. It would look great in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting, so visit my gallery to discover a print to enjoy!

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Black And White River

From the bright sun into the cool shade, water races downstream around rocks in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Tremont.

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Stones In A River

This black and white photograph was taken in the morning along the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. Prints available.

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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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Cascades

This photograph was taken in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the Lynn Camp Prong. If you’re interested in a print for your home or office, see more.

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Black And White Fog On River

These black and white morning photographs highlight fog on the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. See more.

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Return To Spruce Flats Falls

Earlier Post: see also – Spruce Flats Falls

Following recent rains in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I returned to Spruce Flats Falls for a two-mile (roundtrip) autumn hike. The trails were quite slippery, as were rocks around the waterfall, even more so with rain-soaked fallen leaves.

I arrived approx. 25 minutes in advance of an elementary school field trip, who immediately shattered the silence of an otherwise serene setting. But, I was able to capture several nice photographs of the area beforehand!

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Upper Lynn Camp Falls

This photograph features Upper Lynn Camp Falls, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, along the Middle Prong Trail near Cades Cove. Several prints are available in my gallery at Pixels.

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Lynn Camp Prong Cascades

Located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Lynn Camp Prong Cascades provide a beautiful resting area for hikers along the Middle Prong Trail. If you can’t visit the area, you can still enjoy this beautiful waterfall on a print in your home or office! Come see a variety of print types available in my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle.

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Black And White Waterfall

In black and white, here’s Spruce Flats Falls, located in the Tremont section of the Tennessee Smoky Mountains, near Townsend. I’ve added this image to my gallery.