Fall Creek Falls State Park

We love hiking out to see waterfalls. Recently, my family hiked around Fall Creek Falls State Park
near Pikeville, Tennessee. There are several waterfalls to see. Since it had recently been raining, the Falls presented a spectacular site well worth the visit.

Fall Creek Falls State Park

A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America.

Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest.

While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

Suspension Bridge

One of the highlights of Fall Creek Falls is the suspension bridge. It stretches high enough to present a fun challenge for the hiker. We hiked down under the bridge to enjoy the water below.

fall creek falls suspension bridge

The Trails

The trails on these hikes are well marked and range in difficulty. You can easily enjoy some of the overlooks without any serious hiking skills. But to see some of the Falls, you will need to navigate over some rocks and rougher trails. Consult the map before starting off on a trail.

trails

Fall Creek Falls Overlook

One of the most popular destinations is the Fall Creek Falls Overlook. It is a very short trail that leads down a simple path. There are restrooms, picnic areas and park benches available. You can take many hiking trails off this path, but the direct overlook is easily accessible.

Fall Creek Falls Overlook

Fall Creek Falls Overlook

Fall Creek Falls

A little farther down the road is the Cane Creek Falls and Cascades. You can also take a few minutes and visit the free Nature Center at this stop.

Cane Creek Falls & Cascades

Cane Creek Falls & Cascades

We hiked on down to the bottom of the Cascades where the kids could feel the spray from the Cascades. In the summer months, this area is often popular with local waders and water lovers.

cascades

Directions

2009 Village Camp Road
Pikeville, TN 37367
423-881-5298

Fall Creek Falls State Park Official Site

Cost for Admission

There is no charge to enter the park or hike.

Other Things to do:

The Fall Creek Falls State Park also has a full service restaurant, swimming pool, lodge, golf course, campsites, fishing locations and more. You can read more information about the other things to do here.

Have you ever visited Fall Creek Falls State Park? What is your favorite of the Falls? I’d love to hear your stories!

Unknown source

 

12 Comments

 

  1. April 3, 2013  2:08 pm by sharon martin Reply

    What fantastic pictures, the falls look very similar to Aysgarth Falls near us. There is no way you would get my hubbie on that bridge. ps Happy New Site !!

  2. April 3, 2013  2:13 pm by Amy Reply

    Your pictures are amazing!! I love the falls, and kids enjoy going there so much. We often get to see deer and other wildlife! Sounds like you had a great time!

  3. April 3, 2013  8:44 pm by Jesica H Reply

    Looks amazing, I know when I travel I am going to hit up your site for all the places to visit!

  4. April 4, 2013  1:41 am by Crista Reply

    LOVE the super scary bridge although I would have a HEART ATTACK if my kids went over that! I got antsy at the Nashville Zoo when we were there! haha Looks like a great hike - wish I would have been closer on a recent trip to TN!

  5. April 4, 2013  7:16 am by Alyssa McVey Reply

    I want to walk on a suspension bridge so badly! It looks like such a thrill. I love all the water on that trail. So pretty!

  6. April 4, 2013  12:14 pm by Ann Williams Reply

    Wow! This definitely looks like it would be worth the drive!

  7. April 4, 2013  12:28 pm by Maureen Timerman Reply

    What an awesome place, and free. Bet the kids loved it, it is so very beautiful, makes me want to visit, but it is ever so far away.

  8. April 4, 2013  6:41 pm by Dawn Reply

    That looks like a beautiful, scenic place to visit. I would especially love all of the water falls. :)

  9. April 6, 2013  3:22 pm by Elizabeth Towns Reply

    I love State parks. They always hold in them such wonderful, beautiful secrets. This would be a great place to visit with my kids in tow. Or with my best friend - we just love visiting great parks!

  10. May 21, 2013  1:21 pm by Kiera @easytravelmom Reply

    Beautiful falls! That bridge scares and excites me all at the same time!

  11. Pingback : Waterfalls In The US | State By State Travel

  12. July 6, 2014  5:19 am by Dede Reply

    I haven't been here but it's not too far from me....might have to take a day trip!

Leave a reply

 

Your email address will not be published.