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Stinging Fork Falls waterfall hike in Tennessee

Tennessee Bucket List-Worthy Waterfalls

Tennessee's cascading waters shows off the majesty, the power, the natural beauty that can only be Made in Tennessee.

Warmer weather is fast approaching and a flurry of activity is about to commence. If you want some solitude, to be awed by natural magnitude, hike through these Tennessee areas. As a continuation of this list, we can guarantee these Made in Tennessee waterfalls will take your breath away. 

Big Falls at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park – Manchester

The park is not only filled with an extensive history and artifacts from the Native Americans 1,500-2,000 years ago, but it's also home to these waterfalls. The abundance of hiking trails wind through unparalleled scenery and even the original Old Stone Fort entrance where you can see the sunrise during the summer.

Upper Piney Falls – Grandview

The hike is rated easy to get to this site of cascading water. It's located within Piney Falls State Natural Area. The natural area is 440 acres of deep gorges of the Cumberland Plateau. The tall white pines surround the waterfalls to create a dramatic, ethereal effect.

Ozone Falls – Crossville 

The 43-acre natural area is home to bluffs, dense forests and the 110 ft. Ozone Falls which plunge deep into a rocky pool then reemerges several feet downstream. There's a rock house behind the falls that was created by erosion and was also filmed for scenes from "The Jungle Book."

Twin Falls – Rock Island

Hike along the Downstream Trail or the Upstream Trail to get a look at the falls at Rock Island State Park. The Upstream Trail has access to the upper gorge area which has swimming spots named Ice Hole and Warm Hole.

Stinging Fork Falls – Spring City

Stinging Fork Falls in TN

The 30-foot waterfall in the Stinging Fork gorge cascades dramatically as a creek flows over the falls, slips and tumbles over the cascades below the falls. A view of the gorge is accessible for ample photo ops.


*All photos courtesy of Chuck Sutherland

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