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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

Nice little trail, not to tiring but enough to know you hiked. Pretty much all age groups, just keep an eye on the younger kids around the gorge area.

This is a beautiful and easy hiking trail! Well maintained, well marked, the trail is very easy to follow. There is some elevation but most of the trail is at water level. The beginning of the trail is 0.6 miles from the inn but there are a couple other parking points to access.

20 days ago

Woke up at 5:30 to head to Prater Place Trail. It was very overgrown and you walk through LOTS of spider webs. It's a 6.2 mile trail. Elevation over 1,000. There were AMAZING CAVES! I just wish I had a rope because the really cool looking ones were 40 feet deep into a sink hole. I have a pictures
and a video to show you. It looked like there was three cave entrances in the giant sink hole. But the rocks are really slippery! The waterfall was very pretty as well. I'll give it a 5/10. Only because the trail was in bad condition and overgrown. The caves were what made it a 5/10, otherwise it would be a 3/10. I want to go back sometime with a buddy and go caving! It's completely off trail to get to the sink hole, so it's difficult to get to. I slipped and got my foot stuck in between to boulders. I'm not hurt tho. It's just a bruise

The trail was in great condition and had markers and signs to keep you on track without a map or even this app the whole time. Campsite 2 was a great cozy spot with that water pump being amazing to get to. Definitely a hard trail with the western dip and ascension, that killed me. I went counterclockwise and made it to camp site two an hour before sundown starting at 11. With a hour and half sheltered sitting in the rain :(

Tough climb with doggies but we have mountain dogs. Probably wouldn't suggest it if your dog isn't a good climber

The Woodland Trail part of the trails is much easier than the Gorge side. It was a very nice trail. Looking forward to hiking it again soon.

1 month ago

1 month ago