Tennessee March 24, 2015
14 Waterfalls In Tennessee That Will Leave You Breathless
There’s something about the fantastic majesty of a waterfall that just takes your breath away. The rushing water and cool air of the forest only serve to accent the sheer power of nature, and a picture simply won’t do it justice. Take a look at the fourteen most spectacular natural waterfalls in Tennessee!
1) As the watery pride and joy of Gatlinburg, Baskins Creek Falls is a stunning addition to the many hiking destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains.
2) The Angel Falls Overlook Trail is a beautiful stretch of God’s country in Oneida, Tennessee. The waterfall is beautiful, but keep in mind that the hiking is a bit more strenuous.
3) Located in the Cherokee National Forest, Benton Falls is close to seventy feet of cascading water that puts on the best show during the fall season.
4) Cane Creek Cascades is in Fall Creek Falls state park , located just one easy hike up Cane Creek.
5) The hiking trail to Abrams Falls is nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains and results in a most magnificent view. The falls aren’t high, but the massive amount of water that comes rushing through will keep your camera working overtime.
6) As Tennessee’s most visited state park, Fall Creek Falls is situated in both Van Buren and Bledsoe counties, stretching over more than 26,000 acres. Take a look at the falls and maybe stay the night at the campground.
7) Whether you’re looking to take in the beauty of Foster Falls or would rather spend your time rock climbing, there’s no better place to go than this fantastic state gem in Sequatchie. The hike to the falls is short, so bring the kids!
8) Northrup Falls is better known as a part of the Colditz Cove State Natural Area, a large natural area between Nashville and Knoxville. Though the park may be new, that view could never get old.
9) Forty-three acres of Cumberland County is reserved as home to Ozone Falls State Natural Area. The gorge and plunging waterfall are the main areas of visitation.
10) Greeter Falls and trail is in Altamont, and the 1.8 mile loop is a quick and easy hike. Beware those crazy kids, though – the site is known for cliff jumpers.
11) Ramsey Cascades is another Gatlinburg hiking trail, one where you will most definitely need hiking boots and a lot of stamina – the entirety of the trail clocks in at eight miles.
12) Sill Branch Falls is an Appalachian favorite stuck in the heart of the Cherokee National Forest. The falls are forty feet high and breathtakingly beautiful all year ‘round.
13) Falling Water River straddles Putnam and White Counties, and is also home to the cascading Burgess Falls. With four waterfalls rushing down a massive 250 feet, your jaw is sure to drop in awe.
14) Jackson County, Tennessee is home to Cummins Falls. The waterfall boasts a title as the eighth largest waterfall in Tennessee and is a popular swimming hole in the summer.
The beauty of the natural world is only a hike away – have you been to a Tennessee waterfall? Which one would you add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!