Tennessee July 30, 2017
The Hike In Tennessee That Takes You To Not One, But TWO Insanely Beautiful Waterfalls
Rock Island State Park is known for its natural beauty, as well as its phenomenal outdoor activities for locals and tourists alike. You may have seen pictures that tout its beauty, maybe you’ve seen your friends take snapshots of the waterfalls and post them all over social media. Now’s the time for you to head on over to Rock Island State Park and take in one of the most beautiful sights in Tennessee: Twin Falls.
Located in Rock Island State Park, Twin Falls was created as a result of the Caney Fork River damming in the 1920s. Two separate streams were then rerouted to the sides of a gorge, creating the waterfalls we know and love. Two for the price of one!
The difficulty level of the hike is considered a 3, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the hardest. Keep this in mind as you plan a day out and about with friends.
There are several trails that will take you around the falls. Notice that the water erupts from the actual walls of the gorge, as opposed to over them. It's a true man-made phenomenon, made memorable by the extreme natural beauty of our state.
How does it come from the rock, you ask? The waterfalls are formed from underground run-off, making them as distinctive as they are quirky. You'll be able to hike to the falls using the Rock Island Loop Trail, which comes it at just over two miles.
Please make sure to keep in mind the safety precautions around the area - the water tends to rise very quickly, so you'll want to pay close attention to yourself and other members of your party.
No matter the time of year,this hike is well within your wheelhouse and highly recommended. It is listed repeatedly as one of the best waterfall hikes in the entire state, even with Burgess Falls just a stone's throw away. PS: Rock Island Trail is accessible all year round.
If you continue your hike, you may have the chance to see Great Falls to the north, although it has dried up quite a bit in recent years. Continue your trek and enjoy the adventure, folks - this is one you don't want to miss.
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