Tennessee May 30, 2019
You Can See 6 Waterfalls In Just One Day Of Hiking In Tennessee
Tennessee may be known as a landlocked southern state, but that doesn’t mean it’s been forgotten by Mother Nature. Though the Volunteer State is missing a coastline, it’s rife with gorgeous lakes, rivers, and waterfalls that make up for a lack of sandy beaches. If you’re looking to experience as many of those majestic water features as you can, make sure to head out to Fall Creek Falls State Park for a day of hiking you’ll never forget.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is the largest state park in the state, made up of more than 26,000 acres on the eastern side of Tennessee. As Tennessee's most visited state park, it boasts everything from gorgeous waterfalls to gurgling creeks to magnificent gorges cut deep in the Cumberland Plateau.
The park is great for camping both in primitive sites and cabins, you can stay at the local inn and spend your days hiking, fishing or simply sitting and reading amidst the grand beauty of the state's natural grandeur. Looking for waterfalls in this grand state park? There are six of them!
The grand Fall Creek Falls is 256 feet high, making it the highest waterfall on the eastern side of the Mississippi. It's the highest vertical drop in Tennessee and this side of the Rocky Mountains!
You can also hike to the highly popular Piney Creek Falls, a 95-foot waterfall that's right on Piney Creek. Coon Creek Falls, Rockhouse Falls, Cane Creek Cascades and Cane Creek Falls round out the impressive number of falls in the state.
Of course, these are only the highly anticipated falls in the park. While you hike, you're bound to find a water feature or two that stops you hard in your tracks. Located along the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, the land is rife with beauty.
Located in both Bledsoe and Van Buren Counties, Fall Creek Falls State Park can be accessed either by Highway 30 or Highway 111. It's easy to get to and easy to lose yourself in, so make sure you know which hikes you'll be indulging in and where you'll find yourself spending the evening once the day has left you spent.
If you're looking to stay the night, Fall Creek Falls has 30 cabins available for rent and 222 campsites for all those tent camping folks out there. You can also apply for a permit to indulge in backcountry camping.
Opt for a waterfall hike in Fall Creek Falls this summer, with more than fifty-six miles of trails struck through the heart of the park for your adventuring needs. It's quite an adventure! Address: 10821 Park Road, Spencer, TN, 38585.
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