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Stillhouse Hollow Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mount Pleasant, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.2 mi Elevation gain 232 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Paved

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

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Getting There

The natural area is named for its most significant feature, Stillhouse Hollow Falls, which can be seen by walking approximately 2/3 of a mile along the Stillhouse Hollow Falls trail. The trail crosses an unnamed tributary that forms small scenic cascades before plunging approximately 75 feet. Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a 90-acre state natural area located approximately 21 miles southwest of Columbia and three miles northeast of Summertown off Hwy US 43. The natural area is on the Western Highland Rim in the Duck River watershed. The geology of this region creates scenic natural features such as seeps, flat shale-bottom streams, and waterfalls, both small and large, which help shape the regions dissected topography.

Small parking area just off Hwy 43 with a information board and restroom facilities.

Division of Natural Areas, 7th Floor, L&C Annex, 401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37243, phone (615) 532-0431; Maury County Parks and Recreation Department, 1018 Maury County Park Drive, Columbia, TN 38401 phone (931) 375- 6101.

From Nashville, take I-65 south and take the Saturn Parkway toward Columbia. Turn right on Hwy 43 and proceed about 21 miles. The natural area parking area is on the right once you have passed over the Judge Workman Bridge. It is about three miles northeast of Summertown on Hwy 43 on the left just before the bridge.

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Holly Cristofolini
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

very nice place. Several small falls and a medium fall. Also a big waterfall. not deep enough to swim but can wade. Beautiful for photos. Coming back up was a little challenge for me being 5'5 and 250lbs. but i made it. A lot of off trails to take if like.

Alison Spinks Wyatt
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Easy hike, steep in some areas. Falls are very pretty. We were about to climb up behind the water so that was fun. Also took the Ridge trail to add a little distance. It's well marked and easy to follow.

Lani TheHiker
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Hiking

Short enough hike, kinda steep but easy. Pretty falls and nice views.

Laura Caylor
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Hiking

Serene. A lovely fragrance follows you along the trail!

Grant Pavy
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This trail is somewhat easy-to-moderate, in my opinion, for most on the way to the waterfall and no doubt about it, it's challenging and more rigorous on the way back from it, but the waterfall is so picturesque and breathtaking. Yeah, maybe that's it. It took my breath away that I needed going back up the hill. All in all, very much worth the hike! Enjoy and be sure you take pics! Get under the falls but be careful. Praising GOD for this wonderful walk with my kids!!!

Gabi Halle
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Hiking

Took my 4yo little boy yesterday and we both had a blast! He was able to do the trail alone with a hand to hold every now and again.. there are a few steep areas on the way down to the bottom of the falls but my little guy was still able to do it. The falls were beautiful! And he loved it! One thing though, the app said there was a bathroom facility but we did not see it anywhere. Will definitely be back!

Zach Evans
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Hiking

Great family trail to the waterfalls. Some of the steeper sections can get pretty slick after a rain. Would definitely go again.

Michelle Wynne
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very small parking area. the falls are beautiful!

Angela hamm
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amazing hike down to falls. hike back was rough for this out of shape lady but this trail would be considered easy. once your at top of falls the hike to the bottom can be slippery in places. would recommend a visit.

Jacob Priestley
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HikingRocky

This is the best trail and waterfall we’ve seen within an hour of here or west of south Cumberland waterfalls. Def mine and my wife’s fav. Down is easy but lots of uphill whole way back but not too terrible. Very very enjoyable

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Aaron Y.
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HikingMuddy

Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a good trail. Some areas are a little bumpy and up hill, but all in all a nice hike. Shorter than expected, but a decent trail.

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Peggy Reiling
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Hiking

Beautiful trail and falls. Extremely busy.

Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Hiking

Very nice waterfall and trail. Highly recommend. One of the best this area has to offer

Rebecca White
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HikingOver grown

9/10 good for doggos. that minus 1 is because the trail gets super steep & could be dangerous for off leash doggos. easy parking, hard to find the entrance though. If wanting to bring doggo off leash would recommend going before 9am on a weekday (make sure you have a solid recall though as there are frogs)

Ray Moyer
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HikingMuddy

Fairly easy trail, rained day before so a little slick. Gorgeous falls!

Monica Lucas
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Hiking

This trail was rated easy but I doing it a bit more on the moderate side. Very steep down and up. Some gorgeous butterflies along the trails and the ruins of the Stillhouse were cool. This trail was also quite isolated and I wa glad to be in a group.

Courtney Brewer
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HikingMuddyOver grown

I would recommend this trail. It was decently marked and great views. The falls were beautiful and lots to see on the way down. I would rate this trail as easy and a few spots were tougher but to be expected.

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Melissa Wheat
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Hiking

I thought it was a great trail. I would have said moderate just because of the elevation to get back out but loved it. We did it with 3 teenagers and a toddler.

Laura Meyer
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Hiking

Our kids (6 and 3) loved this trail. I would suggest one adult for every child under the age of 7 though as there are some areas that are pretty tricky for little legs. There are multiple waterfalls and the stream is only a few inches deep in parts. The pool at the largest waterfall is only about 2.5 feet deep so don’t plan on a full swim, but definitely do this trail with water shoes of sorts.

Jenny Lindsey
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Hiking

We love hiking this trail! We first visited this waterfall when our kids were little and have returned many times over the years. Completely shaded the whole way, beautiful scenery, gorgeous waterfall that you can walk behind and ruins of a cabin that our kids love to explore. Awesome experience each time we visit!

Chad Hollingsworth
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Hiking

Great trail for a hike which lasts an hour or so. I hiked the entire trail( including the two additional loops- top of the falls and the ridge loop) in just over an hour while taking photos along the way. Fun waterfall with plenty of additional angles to explore. The hike out is moderate, but definitely a good quick trip.

Donna Smith
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Hiking

I loved this hike. I would rate it as easy. Loved getting to play in the water at the bottom of the fall with my friends. We enjoyed walking back part of the way via the creek. It was a beautiful day. I will definitely revisit this hike

Brittany Lowe
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Hiking

This trail is actually a MODERATE hike because the return to the parking area is almost all uphill. Wear something like TEVA or CHACO watershoes; this is a great place to wade and play in the water. We visited SHHF the day after a big rain. The trail was muddy only in one small section. I imagine a visit to this waterfall during a dry spell would be a big letdown. Almost the entire trail is tree covered. Even in the summer, this is a comfortable trail, especially with the creek tributaries you can wade through. We saw no trash on our hike.

Renee Barker
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Hiking

Really peaceful and easy hike to a nice waterfall. The pooling water was about a little below knee deep. We saw mudpuppys and leeches in the creek which was fun! I took the ridge loop back to the parking lot and once on top heard a PACK of coyotes howling! This was in the afternoon around 4pm. They sounded close enough to be a little unnerving...so be careful if you bring your pups!

Elizabeth Rodgers
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Hiking

I enjoyed this trail. Not very hard at all. Plan on going back very soon.

Branson Weatherman
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Hiking

This is a great trail to view two waterfalls however the description says that it’s easy and that’s just not true. This trail has some very steep elevation changes and many exposed tree roots in the trail. I will definitely take it again it was a good work out

Toya Wyhlidko
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful trail. Moderate hike.

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