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The Fall Creek Falls Waterfalls

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.

Falls Creek Falls

Dropping 256 feet, Fall Creek Falls is the tallest waterfalls east of the Mississippi River.  The falls are very well known by nature lovers, and during wet seasons, a second set of falls often appear.  A steep hike leads to the bottom of the falls where a cool pool of water awaits.  Visitors often enjoy a quick swim once they traverse the hiking trail leading to the bottom. 

Falls Creek Falls (365 ft)


Coon Creek Falls

Coon Creek Falls is a Seasonal waterfall dropping 250 feet into Fall Creek Gorge.  This waterfall is only present during wet seasons, however it presence is quite spectacular as it shares a drop basin with Fall Creek Falls. 

Rockhouse Falls

Rockhouse 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.
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