Tennessee March 11, 2019
7 Tennessee Waterfalls That Are Bigger And More Beautiful Than Ever
It’s almost springtime again in Tennessee, and that means it’s about time to get out and explore the natural beauty that our state has to offer. With all of the beautiful hills and mountains in our lovely state, it’s no surprise that Tennessee has some of the best waterfalls in the entire country. There are so many that are waiting for you to get out and explore, but we’ve narrowed it down to the ones that are tried and true staples just for you.
1. Foster Falls
Foster Falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in this list, with a short, flat hike to the falls from the parking area. In the late Spring, when water flow is at its peak, these falls are truly impressive.
2. Burgess Falls
Burgess Falls is truly one of the most unique waterfalls you will ever find. The way they fall over the table top rock at the top creates beautiful and awesome falls down the two faces of the rock.
3. Conasauga Falls
Conasauga Falls is located just outside of Tellico Plains and is only accessible by a short but steep hike down to the falls. The beautiful falls are definitely worth the effort, though.
4. Cummins Falls
Cummins Falls is 75 feet tall and is the 8th largest waterfall by volume in Tennessee. What makes it special though is the natural swimming hole at its base, which was named in the top 10 natural swimming holes in the nation by Travel and Leisure.
5. Cane Creek Cascades
The Cane Creek Cascades are one of the must-see waterfalls in Fall Creek Falls State Park. These guys aren't as tall as some of the other falls in the park, but the width of the river here makes the cascades one of the most impressive in the state.
6. Machine Falls
Located in the Short Springs State Natural Area, Machine Falls is a little less than a mile of an easy hike, but this waterfall is worth it too. Its many cascades make for a beautiful and large waterfall that has plenty of photo ops.
7. Lovers Leap
The Lovers Leap waterfall in Chattanooga is famously a part of the Rock City natural area, but the waterfall itself is worth the price of admission. The 100-foot waterfall drops in to a small pool straight off the side of Lookout Mountain.
Did you know that there used to be
another independent state in East Tennessee? You can still visit some of its most important places today.