Welch's Point – Sparta
Drive to Welch's Point for a breathtaking overlook of virgin forest hiding caves, rare plants, waterfalls and the Caney Fork River slicing a silver ribbon through the deep gorge.
Walls of Jericho – Belvidere
A strenuous seven-mile hike to the Walls of Jericho natural amphitheater straddles the Tennessee/Alabama line. Look for the cave behind the waterfall as you explore the headwaters of the Paint Rock River overshadowed by sheer limestone cliffs.
Snooper's Rock – Chattanooga
Hike the half-mile to the Snooper's Rock overlook of the Tennessee River Gorge, where meandering oxbows bisect the Cumberland Plateau; or, take the 6.8-mile round-trip over rocks and tree roots.
Polly Branch – Sparta
Explore the Polly Branch trail area in the Bridgestone/Firestone Centennial Wilderness, flush with waterfalls, hiking trails, bluffs and primitive campsites.
Virgin Falls – Sparta
Nearby Virgin Falls is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave and cascades 110 feet before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink.
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