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Tennessee Waterfalls


Take a hike.

Literally.

No, really.  I mean it.  Most Tennessee waterfalls cannot be seen from the comfort of your car.  You have to hoof it - you know, the self-propelled motion thing.

Below is a list of waterfalls in Tennessee that I have visited at some point.  Each waterfall page will have detailed information (when available) and pictures.  The detailed information includes my own personal rating, GPS location, topographic maps, hike detail, and specific waterfall photo tips.

Oh, and how to get there of course.

Also now available is an online gallery of my finest photographs of Tennessee waterfalls.  You can enjoy the view or order prints for a more permanent view.  To top it all off there's a waterfall slideshow as well.  Take a look below:

Waterfall Location
Baskins Falls GSMNP, TN
Bays Mountain Falls Hawkins, TN
Blue Hole Falls Carter, TN
Burgess Falls Burgess Falls State Park, TN
Cane Creek Cascades Fall Creek Falls S. P., TN
Cane Creek Falls Fall Creek Falls S. P., TN
Cataract Falls GSMNP, TN
Coon Creek Falls Fall Creek Falls S. P., TN
Coon Den Falls Carter, TN
Cummins Falls Jackson, TN
Dennis Cove Falls Carter, TN
Dolan Branch Falls Hawkins, TN
Elk Falls Avery, NC (border)
Fall Branch Falls Washington, TN
Fall Creek Falls Fall Creek Falls S. P., TN
Falling Water Cascades Burgess Falls State Park, TN
Grotto Falls GSMNP, TN
Kiner Creek Falls Hawkins, TN
Laurel Run Falls Hawkins, TN
Laurel Falls GSMNP, TN
Laurel Falls Carter, TN
Little Falls Burgess Falls State Park, TN
Little Laurel Branch Falls Wilbur Lake, Carter, TN
Lower Dennis Cove Falls Carter, TN
Mannis Branch Falls GSMNP, TN
Margarette Falls Greene, TN
Meigs Falls GSMNP, TN
Middle Falls Burgess Falls State Park, TN
Ozone Falls Ozone Falls Natural Area, TN
Pine Ridge Falls Unicoi, TN
Place of A Thousand Drips GSMNP, TN
Ramsay Cascades GSMNP, TN
Red Fork Falls Unicoi, TN
Rockhouse Falls Fall Creek Falls S. P., TN
Rocky Fork Falls Unicoi, TN
Sill Branch Falls Unicoi, TN
Twisting Falls Carter, TN
Waterloo Falls Overton, TN
West Prong Falls GSMNP, TN

 

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Resources


There are a few good resources for Tennessee waterfall information that you should know about.  Drum roll, please.  In no particular order:

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Cummins Falls - Cookeville, TN 
This fall is in Jackson County TN. Cookeville, TN is the nearest city. Great picture, Robert. Thanks for the submission.

Royal Blue WMA, Tennessee 
This wildlife management area and waterfall are located off I-75 north, Huntsville/Onita exit...141 Further notes from Randy: I believe this picture …

Bald River Falls, Tellico, TN 
This is such a lovely place to visit, especially in the Fall. And it's very simple to get to!

Ball River Falls near Tellico Village, TN 
Just past Tellico Village, Ball River Falls is just off the Cherohala Skyway More information on this scenic byway can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch …

Davidson Falls at Cumberland Cove TN 
Davidson Falls is a falls within Cumberland Cove near Monterey, TN Comment from Randy: That's a great shot, Robert! Love it.

Great Falls Rock Island State Park TN 
The best part of this waterfall is being able to go behind the falls. It is amazing to stand behind the water seeing the power of the falls. The campground …

North Fork Stony Creek - Cherokee National Forest 
It takes a bit of off-trail hiking to reach North Fork Stony Creek, but it's well worth the effort. An amazing rich woodland, a lovely amphitheater, and …

Gentry Creek Falls - Laurel Bloomery, TN 
Located in Laurel Bloomery, TN This is a very nice waterfall that will take about 4 hours round trip to hike. This trip was my 2nd successful hike to …

Burgess Falls 
Burgess Falls in near Cookeville, TN in Burgess Falls State Park. This photo was taken from the bottom of the falls at water level. Comment from Randy: …

Devil Creek Falls in Cumberland Cove Tennessee 
Cumberland Cove is just outside of Monterey, Tennessee. The falls can be viewed from an observation point called Still House Rock located in Cumberland …

Rattlesnake Falls - Maury County, TN Not rated yet
Rattlesnake Falls is a little difficult to find. Less than a mile north of where Hwy 41 and State Rd 20 meet, the turn-off is on the east side of the road …

Unnamed Fall in GSMNP Not rated yet
I stopped and photographed this small waterfall while on our way to Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Elrod Falls, Hancock Co., TN Not rated yet
Elrod Falls is located just west of Route 31 and TN 131 intersection. It is located in an undeveloped county park and is a cascading falls with a drop …

Little Egypt in Caryville, TN Not rated yet
This is a small place on a back road in Caryville, TN, a little walk up the mountain with a bridge at the top. This is not the real name for the waterfall …

Savage Falls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area - Palmer, TN Not rated yet
This is a roaring waterfall after a rain. It isn't super tall but it has great volume. The hike to the falls is along the South Rim Trail off of the …

Greeter Falls, Altamont, TN Not rated yet
This waterfall was about 30 minutes north of the South Cumberland State Park Visitor Center in Altamont, TN..very small-town area. There is a parking area …

Twin Falls Not rated yet
Beautifuk falls at Rock Island State Park in Tennessee. I live in Cookeville,TN so by auto follow this: take Hwy 111 to Sparta. From Sparta take Hwy 70S …

Northrup Falls Not rated yet
This beautiful waterfall in located in the Colditz State Nature Area near Allerdt, TN in Fentress County. It is a 1 mile loop hike and easily accessible. …

Indian Creek or Cedar Creek Falls (Grainger County, TN) Not rated yet
From 25E take Indian Creek Road (on the right going north bound) to Falls Road. This picture was taken after 36 hours of steady rain. I am hoping to go …

Marguerite Falls, Greeneville, TN Not rated yet
Found directions online. About 10-15 mins from downtown Greenville. We hiked to this waterfall in August of 2011. My five and three year old children made …

Great Falls, Rock Island State Park Not rated yet
If you want a pretty nice waterfall to photograph without any trouble getting there, this is a great one to see and easy to get to. It's in Rock Island …

Laurel Falls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area Not rated yet
This falls is in the area of Stone Door at Savage Gulf State Natural Area. The park service created a very nice loop trail which makes it easy to get to …

Broad Tree Falls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area Not rated yet
This falls is just passed Greeter Falls at Savage Gulf State Natural Area

Greeter Falls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area Not rated yet
It can be found at Savage Gulf State Natural Area

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Carmac Falls near Smithville TN Not rated yet
This is on private property and directions would not be a good idea.

Window Cliff Falls, Cookeville Tennessee Not rated yet
The falls is at the end of new window cliff road. Hike about half a mile down and there it is.

Benton Falls, Polk County, TN (Cherokee National Forest) Not rated yet
This waterfall, with a drop of about 65 feet, is an easy 1.75 mile hike from the Chilhowee Recreation area (park your car here). The path is well marked …

Lost Creek Falls, Sparta TN Not rated yet
Lost Creek Falls is one of the many small waterfalls in this part of Tennessee. This waterfall is at one end of a large sinkhole. The creek gets its name, …

Big Laurel Falls Not rated yet
Big Laurel Falls is on the way to Virgin Falls. Virgin Falls is located southeast of Sparta and is accessible via Highway 70. Go to the community of …

Virgin Falls, Sparta TN Not rated yet
The hike to Virgin Falls is strenuous and takes five to eight hours round trip depending on fitness level. On the way there are other falls. Big Branch …

Dick's Creek Falls - Unicoi County TN Not rated yet
A lovely little waterfall in a small grotto. Located in Cherokee National Forest, above Rock Creek Park in Erwin TN. Hike up Rattlesnake Ridge trail to …

Blue Hole Falls Carter County TN Not rated yet
This is an easy hike, if you can call it that. We took this picture today and it was beautiful out there. A few of our shots were hard to take... will …

Twin Falls at Rock Island State Park, TN Not rated yet
Rock Island State Park is in Rock Island Tennessee. The Falls is called Twin Falls

Falls Branch Falls on the Cherohala Skyway Not rated yet
A short hike from the Cherohala Skyway leads to Falls Branch Falls. More information on this scenic byway and location of the waterfall can be found …

Jones Branch Falls Carter County TN Not rated yet
Jones Branch Falls is a beautiful 100 ft tiered waterfall to visit. This would make for a nice family hike and follows part of the Appalachian Trail. To …

Millstone Creek Falls Washington County TN Not rated yet
This waterfall is about 150 feet off of Arnold Rd in Washington County (Jonesborough) TN.

Stones River Waterfall Not rated yet
This waterfall is near the bridge over the Stones River on Medical Ctr Pkwy (between Thompson Ln & NW Broad).

BURGESS FALLS - Point & Shoot Perfection Not rated yet
Just learning here and having fun. Used a Sony point and shoot on manual to adjust the shutter to 1 second. Used a handy little flex tripod on a railing …

Painter Creek Falls Not rated yet
An amazing and complex waterfall over 200' high, located in Cherokee National Forest in Washington County TN. It takes some careful hiking on some very …

Jones Falls Not rated yet
A fairly easy hike along the AT, through Cherokee National Forest in Carter County takes you to this 100' waterfall. It's a fine woodland, mostly younger, …

Cold Springs Waterfall Not rated yet
Sorry folks, but I can't reveal the exact location. Its on private property and a bit trecherous to reach. The owner doesn't want someone breaking a leg. …

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