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Best trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, forest trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park ranging from 0.6 to 13 miles and from 908 to 1,847 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Fall Creek Falls State Park expands across 20,000 acres and is one of the most popular state parks in the area. It is located in Bledsoe and became a state park officially in 1944. This beautiful park sprawls across the eastern top of the Cumberland Plateau; the dense oak and hickory forest, cascades, gorges, waterfalls, and streams will leave visitors breathless. Make sure to visit White Fall Creek Falls, the highest waterfall in the eastern United States at 256 feet high. Other waterfalls include: Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades. There is a plethora of flora and fauna to enjoy as well. For adventure seekers, Fall Creek Falls features cabins and campsites, backcountry camping (with permit), more than 56 miles of hiking trails for day use or backcountry hiking, environmental programs for schools, a popular golf course, the Canopy Challenge Course which includes: bridges, rope swings, balance beams, and zip lines. If you want even more to do, there are four playgrounds, picnic pavilions, and an Olympic-sized pool. For souvenirs, there are two gift shops for all of your gift-giving needs. There is much to do for the entire family. Come enjoy the outdoors at Fall Creek Falls!

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Map of trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park
Park information
Acreage:
26000 acres
Park hours
Monday
All day
Tuesday
All day
Wednesday
All day
Thursday
All day
Friday
All day
Saturday
All day
Sunday
All day
Contact
423-881-5298
Top trails (17)
#1 - Fall Creek Falls Viewpoint via Base of Falls Trail and Cane Creek Falls via Gorge Overlook Trail
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Fall Creek Falls Viewpoint via Base of Falls Trail and Cane Creek Falls via Gorge Overlook Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, Tennessee that features a waterfall aShow more
#2 - Lost Creek Falls Trail
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 6 m
Note: The cave is closed from September through April for bat hibernation. This is an easy walk to a waterfall and unbelievable cave-with a waterfall in it as well. The cave is right across from LostShow more
#3 - Gorge Overlook and Woodland Trails
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Note: The bridge at the nature center is currently closed but you can start the loop at another one of its access points.Show more
#4 - Cable Trail
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
Cable Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Spencer, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used fShow more
#5 - Fall Creek and Coon Creek Falls via Base of the Falls Trail
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 31 m
The trail loops under itself as it travels under a large rock overhang and descends about 300 feet deep into the gorge carved out by the falls. There are many birds to view from above and below. Lots Show more
#6 - Cane Creek Falls and Suspension Bridge
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 11 m
Cane Creek Falls and Suspension Bridge is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pikeville, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail isShow more
#7 - Paw Paw Trail
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 33 m
Paw Paw Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pikeville, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessibleShow more
#8 - Lost Creek to Virgin Falls
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 11 m
Lost Creek to Virgin Falls is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sparta, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
#9 - Piney Falls
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
As of May 2020, the path to the suspension bridge is closed for repairs.Show more
#10 - Prater Place and Hemlock Falls Trail
Fall Creek Falls State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
This a new trail located in the recent Fall Creek Falls acreage addition to the park, and is located outside of the park entrance just off Hwy 30 on Hwy 285 in Van Buren county. This trail is also homShow more
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