Geology and Mother Nature have combined to create a stunning setting for Falls Creek Fall State Park and have made for one of the most spectacularly scenic outdoor recreation areas in North America. Of all the topographical features to be enjoyed and appreciated, it’s the waterfalls of Falls Creek Falls Park that are the most breathtaking and they also present glorious panoramas from their overlooks.
The Park is centered on the upper Cane Creek Gorge which stretches for 15 miles from Cane Creek Cascades to Cane Creek’s mouth on the Caney Fork River. From its source on Little Mountain on the Eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau it winds north dropping several hundred feet at various junctures and absorbs other lesser creeks along its course.
At various points where the creek and the plateau loses elevation, the stunning waterfalls of Falls Creek Park are formed including the eponymous waterfall which is the highest free-fall waterfall east of the Mississippi River.
The waterfalls of Falls Creek Falls State Park are:
Falls Creek Falls (356ft)
Coon Creek Falls (250ft)
Rockhouse Falls (125ft)
Piney Creek (95ft)
Cane Creek Falls (85ft)
Cane Creek Cascades (45ft)
With plunge pools and scenic trails connecting the falls, the attraction of the water features of Fall Creek Falls State Park are further enhanced by man-made Falls Creek
Cane Creek Falls is located within Fall Creek Falls State Park. It is one of the six large Fall Creek waterfalls, which are some of the most impressive waterfalls in the East. Cane Creek Falls has an 85’ drop into a deep plunge pool, and while not the tallest of
Piney Creek Falls is located within Fall Creek Falls State Park. It is one of the six large Fall Creek waterfalls, which are some of the most impressive waterfalls in the East. Piney Creek Falls has a 95’ drop, and while it’s not the most visited falls in the park
ockhouse Falls Rockhouse Falls is located within Fall Creek Falls State Park. It is one of the six large Fall Creek waterfalls, which are among the most spectacular falls in the East USA. Rockhouse Falls has a 125’ drop and shares a plunge pool with Cane Creek Falls, a short100