Nashville January 18, 2017
7 Gorgeous Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight Near Nashville With No Hiking Required
Finding your waterfall without the four-mile hike and freezing cold weather and chilly crying little ones sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Good. Because there are seven stunning waterfalls within a couple hours of Nashville that are great for a lovely day trip, any time of year. Each requires a little bit of a walk or light hike, but nothing longer than fifteen minutes or too difficult. We like to make beauty easy to get to.
7. Foster Falls
You'll be descending down to Foster Falls, but just know that it's a steep climb back up. Does that count as a hike..? Maybe. But it's short and quick and AFTER you view one of the most beautiful spots in Tennessee, so we're fans. You'll be driving about 90 minutes to reach Foster Falls. (498 Foster Road)
6. Ozone Falls
You're going to have to take a steep walk to the falls, but it's short enough to consider a walk as opposed to a full-blown hike. The most recent live-action version of, "The Jungle Book" was actually filmed at this waterfall, too. Hollywood simply ain't too far away. (24 Office Dr. S)
5. Piney Falls
There's an easy pathway that leads down to the falls, a stunning waterwork that runs 80-feet down to the forest floor. A 440-acre natural area in Rhea County, the old-growth forest and moderately trafficked area is great for a day out and about.
4. Cane Creek Falls
Pikeville has never looked so beautiful. The best view you'll get of Cane Creek Falls is from the bottom - so no hiking to the top, you lucky folks. (2009 Village Camp Road)
3. Twin Falls
Twin Falls consists of precisely what you'd think - two gorgeous waterfalls perfect for a day out in the springtime. Also, as opposed to flowing over the rocks like a normal waterfall - it flows OUT of the rocks like an entirely magical and beautiful fairy land. (82 Beach Road)
2. Greeter Falls
A short walk and a safe day out in the wilderness is what brings folks back to Greeter Falls, over and over. There are quite a few different trails that traverse the area, however, so you can choose just how long you'd like to trek about in the forest. (435 Greeter Falls Road)
1. Cummins Falls
Known as one of the most popular swimming holes in the Middle Tennessee area, Cummins Falls requires a bit of a walk but nothing like a strenuous hike. Pack a lunch and a towel - this is one place you'll want to visit again and again. (1081 Cummins Mill Road)
How many have you been to? If you’re still looking to adventure, this
winter horseback riding trail is perfect for a day out and about.