Nashville June 12, 2019
You Can See 5 Waterfalls In Just One Day Of Hiking Around Nashville
Nashville lends itself more to the business side of things than natural exploits, though it is located in a fantastic spot for quick day trips out of the city. Located on the lush and beautiful Cumberland Plateau, Music City is fabulous for those of you looking to indulge in an elevated city experience with a bit of hiking life on the side. These five waterfalls are easy to hit up in a single day if you’re alright with driving around the city, and there’s even a state park with a whole handful of water features, just waiting for you.
1. West Meade Waterfall
Considered a true "Natural Nashville Wonder", the West Meade Waterfall is located in the West Meade neighborhood of the city. Hidden away in a shady cove, the waterfall is free for the public to visit but hardly known by locals or tourists. Address: 402 Hathaway Court, Nashville, TN 37205
2. Radnor Lake
Although there aren't any "epic" waterfalls on Radnor Lake, the area is still rife with natural water features that will regale your senses with the peace of nature. Beautiful, easy to get to and free, Radnor Lake is a favorite amongst locals for its ease of access and beauty. Address: 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville, TN 37220
3. Cummins Falls State Park
Cummins Falls State Park is best known for its waterfall and swimming hole at its base, and it's a spot we highly recommend when it comes to the dog days of summer. It's home to the state's eighth largest waterfall, and is only ninety minutes from Nashville.
Address: 390 Cummins Falls Lane, Cookeville, TN 38501
4. Cul-car-mac Falls
Located at Evins Mill, this waterfall is located on private property and requires either permission by the property owners or a reservation at the inn for access. Large, beautiful, and unspoiled by the wiles of the contemporary world, this hidden gem of a waterfall is worth an overnight stay. Address: 1535 Evins Mill Road, Smithville, TN 37166
5. Fall Creek Falls State Park
If you're looking for a one-stop-shop in Tennessee, Fall Creek Falls State Park is great for folks looking to wander a single park and bump into all sorts of waterfalls and gushing creeks. Located roughly an hour and a half from the city, this state park is prime time for a single spot with tons of natural water features. Address: 2009 Village Camp Road, Spencer, TN 38585
Fall in love with this
east Tennessee adventure park this summer, if you’re looking for a bit more fun in the sun.