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A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades. The oak and hickory forest that covers most of the park gives way to tulip poplar and hemlock forest in the gorges. The plants and animals of the moist, protected gorges are not unlike the species found in southern Canada. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are abundant throughout the park, as are other plants and animals. With its many amenities and panoramic natural setting, it is little wonder that Southern Living magazine readers voted Fall Creek Falls the best state park in the Southeastern United States. The park is located in Bledsoe and Van Buren counties, 11 miles east of Spencer and 18 miles west of Pikeville. It may be entered from Highway 111 or Highway 30.

1 day ago

To short to call a hike but a great place to swim and nice waterfall.

Good workout

Great place to visit! A little too treacherous for me though

Beautiful waterfall with lovely wooded trail, lots of neat rock walls and places to climb up. The falls themselves are particularly enticing after recent rainfall so try to plan your trip accordingly. Afraid of bridges? Be aware of the cable bridge carefully needed to cross the river.

Great trail for the whole family to hike with beautiful views & Well maintained. Definitely recommend!

Not sure why this is rated moderate as it was flat the whole way mostly--very easy. Probably my least favorite hike so far. Around 6.0 miles in the woods and full of spider webs and other critters. There is a bright side to this hike. A pretty waterfall is at the end, however if you try to explore the falls like me you may end up with tiny ticks all over so I would stick to the path or stay away from this trail completely. Won't be going back here.

easy trail. Great day to hike.

I liked it easy little moderate really a nice place