Hiking In Fall Creek Falls

The Cumberland Plateau in Middle Tennessee has some of the best outdoor adventures in the country. This natural wonder, which runs from Kentucky through Tennessee and into Georgia and Alabama, rises 1000 feet above the Tennessee Valley. It is home to a rich and abundant combination of fauna and vegetation. Hiking is perhaps the most popular activity in this area and hiking paths abound in Tennessee’s state parks. That is especially true for Fall Creek Falls State Park,, the largest state park in Tennessee. Hikers of all skill levels are welcome and there are trails for all skill levels. Most visitors to the area plan their excursions around the various waterfalls that dot the landscape. Fall Creek Falls State Park has the tallest waterfall, at over 250 feet.

Several trails wind through the park and visitors can view a number of waterfalls from varying vantage points. One of the most popular trails is the Cable Trail which gives hikers a challenging hike down a steep cliff to explore the lazy creek below with its cascading waterfall. A cable runs through the trail as hikers must use the cable to navigate their way back to the top. Other trails can be found in state parks and natural areas, such as Burgess Falls which has won awards for its butterfly garden. Hikers looking for a challenge can visit Sunset Rock, one of the Southeast’s premier rock climbing sites. Whether visiting the Cumberland Plateau with hiking as one’s main planned activity or as a last-minute adventure, trails are plentiful and easily accessible. With an abundance of state parks to begin one’s hiking journey, every visitor is sure to find the trail just right for them.

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