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Chattanooga Waterfalls

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Twin Falls

Twin Falls is located in Rock Island State Park in Tennessee, approximately 80 feet high and 100 feet across. Unlike most waterfalls, it was accidentally created in 1925 when the Great Falls Dam was constructed. The hike to Twin Falls is relatively easy and involves a short walk from the parking area to the viewing platforms within the park. 1 hr 40 min (85 mi) from Wauhatchie Woodlands and Treetop...
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Sycamore Falls

Sycamore Falls is a scenic 12 ft. waterfall located in the Grundy Forest State Natural Area near Tracy City, Tennessee, within the South Cumberland State Park. Accessible via the Grundy Forest Day Loop Trail, this moderate 2-mile hiking trail offers picturesque views of the forest, streams, and waterfalls. Sycamore Falls itself is a charming cascade into a pool, and the surrounding lush vegetation adds to its serene and picturesque nature....
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Suter Falls

Suter Falls is a picturesque 20-foot waterfall located within the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Tennessee. It can be accessed via the Collins Gulf Trail, a moderate 1.1-mile hike from the trailhead. The waterfall cascades into a beautiful pool surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush vegetation, creating a serene and scenic spot for visitors. The trail also offers opportunities to explore the Collins Gulf further and see other natural...
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Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls, an enchanting gem tucked away in the heart of Signal Mountain, Tennessee, is a testament to nature’s artistry and the region’s captivating beauty. The trail starts out downhill but gradually becomes steeper. It’s considered moderate. It’s a shady hike that ends at a beautiful waterfall. Don’t miss the suspension bridge, where, if you time it right, you can get a breathtaking view of the sunset.  24 min (13...
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Ozone Falls

Ozone Falls is a stunning waterfall located in Rockwood, Tennessee. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in Tennessee, plunging approximately 110 feet into a picturesque pool below. Accessible via a short hike from a parking area off U.S. Highway 70, the waterfall is set within a rugged gorge with steep rock walls, making it a popular spot for nature enthusiasts and hikers. 1 hr 30 min (80 mi) from...
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Lula Falls

Lula Lake is a 30-minute drive outside Chattanooga. It is a gorgeous waterfall that drops 100 ft into a basin you can relax in and explore. You can even make your way into the cavern under the falls. Reservations are required to get inside Lulu Lake Land Trust.  You must book your visit and pay a fee, which you can do here. The visit is worth the effort! From the...
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Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is a scenic waterfall in Dayton, TN. The hike to get to the falls is 4.7 miles out and back. It is located within the Laurel Snow State Area. This waterfall is an 80-ft plunge followed by a long series of cascades. The road going into the hiking area is rough, so make sure you are prepared! Although it’s considered a challenging hike, it’s worth the trip. 2...
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Foster Falls

Foster Falls is a spectacular 60-foot waterfall that plunges into a deep pool below. The view above the falls is just as spectacular, with hemlocks, azaleas, mountain laurels, and wildflowers growing along the sandstone overlook. The hike to the top of the falls is easy. The trail leads down into the gorge and over a suspension bridge with a creek below. It is a 1.7-mile loop and is considered moderately...
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Falling Water Falls

Falling Water Falls is nestled in the scenic beauty of Signal Mountain, TN. Just a short walk from the parking area, you will be at the top of Falling Water Falls. If there’s been a lot of rain, the creek will be winding and full. If there hasn’t been much rain, you can hop across boulders in the riverbed and observe the pools of water that remain. There is only...
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Fall Creek Falls

Nestled in the heart of Fall Creek Falls State Park, this waterfall is one of the most visited in Tennessee. Plunging 256 feet into a shaded pool, it can be viewed in its entirety from the cliff above and is the highest waterfall East of the Rocky Mountains. Once you enter the park, you will follow the signs to the waterfall. There is plenty of parking, and the short,  paved...
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Denny Cove Falls

Denny Cove Falls is a 70-foot-tall waterfall located within the Denny Cove area of South Cumberland State Park near Jasper, Tennessee. The 4-mile round trip hiking trail to the falls offers beautiful views of the surrounding forest and rock formations, and the waterfall is most impressive after a good rain, typically in the spring or after heavy rainfall. While there are no facilities directly at the falls, restrooms and picnic...
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Cherokee Falls

Cherokee Falls is a 60-foot waterfall located in Cloudland Canyon State Park on the western edge of Lookout Mountain. The falls are accessible via the moderate to strenuous 2-mile Waterfalls Trail, which leads to both Cherokee Falls and Hemlock Falls. The park, covering approximately 3,538 acres, is known for its stunning views of rugged geology, diverse ecosystems, cliffs, waterfalls, caves, and wooded areas. 38 min (24 mi) from Wauhatchie Woodlands...
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Cane Creek Falls

The falls are easily seen from a pair of overlooks, but if you are feeling adventurous, the best view can be had after descending a cable trail. The falls are located within Fall Creek Falls State Park. It plunged 85ft into a deep pool below. Cane Creek is responsible for carving Cane Creek Gorge, which is currently protected by the 22,000-acre state park. There is no fee to enter the...
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savage falls

Savage Falls is considered one of South Cumberland State Park’s best-kept secrets! The waterfall forms at the head of many gorges, and the streams drop over sandstone rocks and plunge into a clear pool beneath. This 2.9-mile out-and-back hike is fairly easy and begins in Palmer, TN, just 26 miles outside of Chattanooga. Savage Falls, located in Palmer, Tennessee, is a hidden gem nestled amidst the picturesque landscape of the...
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julia falls

This impressive 100-foot waterfall is a highlight of the trail that starts at Signal Point on Signal Mountain and is part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. Julia Falls is not accessible by foot and must be viewed from the trail. 24 min (14.8 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Experience the stunning beauty of Julia Falls Overlook during your visit to Chattanooga, Tennessee. This 4-mile hike along the Tennessee River...
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greeter falls

Looking for a short hike with a breathtaking view at the end? Just 45 minutes outside of Chattanooga, Greeter Falls is one of Tennessee’s most impressive waterfalls. On this family friendly hike you will be nestled in a shady canopy of trees where you can choose to visit both the lower and upper waterfalls. 1 hr 7 min (55.4 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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glen falls

Glen Falls is a hidden gem located on Lookout Mountain and is a fantastic spot for photo lovers! Throughout this 2-mile hike, you will find some really cool and unique rock formations. You will also get to enjoy three waterfalls, including one with a family-friendly swimming hole. The trail to Glen Falls gains some elevation through some challenging rock formations, so it might not be a good hike for those...
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desoto falls

DeSoto Falls is one of the tallest and most visited waterfalls in Alabama. Named after the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto, it stands 107 feet tall and cascades down a layered rock wall into a pool below. You can easily reach the waterfall via a paved path just off Lookout Mountain Parkway, only a few hundred yards from the parking lot. While the upper falls are accessible to people of...
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cherokee and hemlock falls

Both of these spectacular waterfalls are found inside Cloudland Canyon State Park. Whether you are hiking along the canyon rim or exploring the base of the falls, there will be no shortage of spectacular views. 31 min (23.8 miles) from Wauhatchie Woodlands Visit Website
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benton falls

This beautiful 65-foot waterfall is a great day trek for anyone visiting Cherokee National Forest. The 3-mile out-and-back trail is generally considered an easy route, and takes an average of 1 h 10 min to complete. Visit Website
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amicalola falls loop

This trail to this popular waterfall begins near Dawsonville, Georgia. If you like a challenge, you will enjoy the 425 steps it takes to reach the top of falls. Don’t worry, there are plenty of rest stops along the way but the view at the top is worth it! This 729-foot (222 m) waterfall is the highest waterfall in Georgia and is considered to be one of the states Seven...
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