Cove Lake State Park's 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the open grasslands and woodlands. In the winter, several hundred Canada Geese make this lakeshore their feeding ground. Nearby is the Devil's Race Track whose steep pinnacle rock affords a panoramic view.
Awesome and challenging hike past the waterfalls and up to the top of Devils Racetrack. Unfortunately there is a ton of litter and trash in and near the falls. It is a difficult hike up, be sure to watch your step. Totally worth it for the view. Very well marked trail.
We parked at the trail head just outside cove lake park on Bruce Gap road and hiked about 2 3/4 miles to the waterfalls. Even though it was a holiday weekend and great weather, we only saw 6 people on the trail until we got to the trail head just below the waterfalls. It is a moderate, at most, trail. It is very easy to access (maybe a 1/4 mile from the interstate). That being said, the only downside is that it follows the interstate and for most of the trip you can hear the traffic noise. One note is that just before you reach the upper trail head there is a rock slide that covers the trail so it can be a little tricky to maneuver. For someone who can't (or doesn't want to), there is a parking lot on Shelton Hollow Lane and is a very short, almost flat walk to the waterfalls.