Waterfalls & Grottos
From the quiet trickle of a mountain stream to the low roar of sparkling cascades, Tennessee is painted with picturesque waterfalls. Discover your favorite.
From the more popular, easily accessible falls, to the remote, impressive cataracts that reward a strenuous hike, visitors cannot help but fall in love with Tennessee's plethora of picturesque waterfalls and grottos.
Visit Fall Creek Falls, the largest waterfall east of the Mississippi, or hike into the Smokies and feel the mist of beautiful Abrams Falls. Watch water pour over rock outcroppings at the impressive Ramsey Cascades, or visit Cane Creek Falls and see water plummet more than 125 feet into Cane Creek Gorge.
Visit some of the better-known falls, or set out to discover some of the lesser known. Either way, it will be a trip well worthy of a camera.
Short Springs Natural Area
Short Springs is a 420-acre natural area located in Coffee County approximately three and a half miles northeast of Tullahoma. The natural area provides an excellent contrast between Highland Rim and Central Basin geology and vegetation. ...more
Stillhouse Hollow Falls State Natural Area
Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a 90-acre state natural area named for its most significant feature, 75-feet Stillhouse Hollow Falls, which can be seen by walking approximately 2/3 of a mile along the Stillhouse Hollow Falls trail. ...more
Top Secret Trail
Top Secret is waiting for you: a trail of secrets hidden among the scenic wilds of the Upper Cumberland Plateau. Immerse yourself in early Knoxville history by touring Blount Mansion, James White Fort and Bleak House, General Longstreet’s 1863 Battle of Knoxville headquarters. ...more
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Virgin Falls Pocket Wilderness Area
Virgin Falls is a 1,157-acre natural area located adjacent to the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness in White County. The natural area is named for Virgin Falls, which is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave, then drops over a 110-foot high cliff before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink. ...more
Walker Branch Natural Area
Walker Branch is a 225-acre natural area located just miles south of Savannah in Hardin County. The property was purchased with wetland acquisition funds by TWRA who cooperatively manages the site with the Natural Areas Program. ...more