20 Waterfalls to Visit in Tennessee
When it comes to the great outdoors, there’s not much that Tennessee doesn’t offer. Along with pristine parks, miles of rivers and breathtaking mountains, the state is home to more than 350 waterfalls, many of which are hidden gems that provide perfect places to cool off during the steamy summer months.
Although Tennessee’s waterfalls are exclusively in the eastern and middle portions of the state, many of them are an easy drive from West Tennessee. Plus, several Volunteer State waterfalls are located just off the beaten path, providing an excellent opportunity to discover some of Tennessee’s best-kept secrets.
Take a look at 20 can’t-miss waterfalls in Tennessee, and tell us which one is your favorite to visit in the comments.
Fall Creek Falls
Located in Van Buren County and part of Fall Creek Falls State Park, about 70 miles north of Chattanooga, Fall Creek Falls is the state’s most famous waterfall. Tumbling down 256 feet, the waterfall is one of the tallest single vertical drop falls east of the Rocky Mountains, and it’s easily accessible to visitors via a short, downhill hike.