Tennessee June 07, 2018
Tennessee’s Niagara Falls Is Too Beautiful For Words
Niagara Falls is a New York and Canadian water feature of massive proportions, as we all know, but that doesn’t mean the crashing beauty of rushing water can’t be recreated anywhere else. Namely, the Volunteer State. Tennessee’s topography varies greatly from the widespread fields to the west and craggy peaks of the east, but the landlocked state is lit by veins of water from every direction. This isn’t your normal southern state, folks.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is consistently ranked as one of the best and most popular state parks in the heart of Tennessee, boasting waterfalls, hiking trails and all sorts of wooded natural beauty.
Fall Creek Falls itself, the stunning waterfall that gives the park its moniker, is one of the tallest free-fall waterfalls on the eastern side of the United States. That's a pretty amazing bit of recognition for a state situated so deep in the south.
The falls itself falls two-hundred and fifty-eight feet into a gorgeous, aqua blue pool waiting below. Curious how far Niagara Falls drops? That would be one-hundred and sixty-five feet. You can see the falls from above by taking the easier Gorge Overlook Trail, or you can extend your time in the park by taking the Base of Fall Creek Falls Trail. it simply depends on who is in your party and the difficulty rating you're looking for.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is more than just its name, of course. As the largest and most visited state park in Tennessee it has become a beacon of relaxation and natural beauty amongst locals and tourists.
The park itself opened to tourists in 1930, and is home to 26,000 acres of land. Hiking trails are numerous, as as waterfalls. You can visit the gorgeous Cane Creek Cascades, Piney Creek Falls, Coon Creek Falls and Rockhouse Falls on your hike, to name a few.
Fall Creek Falls State Park is open year-round, so you can visit no matter what the weather looks like outside. Take a chance, wind your way through the park on a hike. It's a beautiful experience, one you'll never forget.
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