Short Springs State Natural Area Trail

MODERATE 105 reviews

Short Springs State Natural Area Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tullahoma, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 277 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 month ago

Well marked trail and beautiful scenery!! Loved it and will be back

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful geological features, relatively quick hike.

1 month ago

A good, beautiful hike. 3/4 of it I consider easy and the last 1/4 which is downhill to the falls would be moderate. The falls is worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice waterfalls and trails. Machine falls trail very confusing.
But thank you Tullahoma, TN.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty steep hike up and down at times. Moderate to strenuous. Waterfall was very nice, with spots to climb up and around. Great for pictures!

hiking
2 months ago

Great with the kids!

2 months ago

Awesome scenery and worth the hike. Stay to the left trail when start and then cross the small bridge and proceed around the rim to come back up. Much easier than climbing the steps you take on the way down to the falls.
Take water with you 'cause you will get thirsty on the way out.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Nice waterfall

hiking
2 months ago

The park itself has so many trails. Very beautiful and wasn't crowded at all. It can be muddy in spots and also you walk through water to get to machine falls.

hiking
3 months ago

I took the Machine Falls trail twice this weekend. This trail is SO beautiful! I would rate it as more strenuous than moderate because of the steep grade on the steps going down to the falls. The climb back up is certainly not for the faint-hearted either!
This is definitely my new favorite place to be! On Saturday morning there weren't very many people there so it was serene and peaceful. Sunday was very busy in the afternoon with a lot of kiddos enjoying the water! I will very likely return in the early morning just to sit and soak it in!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful falls. A nice little descent that was a little slippery. I was glad I had my hiking stick! To get to the falls you must walk through the creek. Be prepared for wet shoes and socks! If you want a longer hike continue over the bridge on the opposite side of Machine Falls. Nice hike!

3 months ago

Loved it!!!

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great family hike!

hiking
4 months ago

my family absolutely loves this one. it's always our "go to" falls.
east enough for our 4year old

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this hike! Took the Busby trail down to the falls and went across the bridge and took the Adams Falls Loop trial. Every step was incredible! A great hike with ample flat trails and several elevation changes so it's both a solid workout and beautiful hike. As other reviewers have pointed out, though, if you're scared of spiders and spider webs, this hike ain't for you

4 months ago