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Fall Creek Falls State Park

Fall Creek Falls State Park

The Best Waterfalls

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 inAmerica. 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. 

The oak and hickory forest that covers most of the park gives way to tulip poplar and hemlock forest in the gorges. The plants and animals of the moist, protected gorges are not unlike the species found in southern Canada. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are abundant throughout the park, as are other plants and animals.

Many of the features of the park can be viewed from overlooks, but the park also boasts extensive hiking trails offering a visitor the chance to explore the area more deeply.  This park is considered a must see for any visitor to the region.

Things to do at Fall Creek Falls State Park


With more than 34 miles of hiking trails for for short day hikes or long distance overnight hikes. There are two long distance trails and several short days hikes and loop trails that can accommodate a variety of fitness levels. Download the park trail map or see the park's hiking web page for more information

Mountain Biking

Three miles of paved bike trails and 15 miles of moderately difficult mountain bike trails are offered. Please remember that mountain bikes are not allowed on hiking trails.
Mountain Bike trail maps and information (printable .pdf format)

Horseback Riding

The stables offer guided trail rides April through October by a privately leased operation. More information about horseback riding can be found on the Friend's of Fall Creek Falls Website

For More Information

Park Rd
Pikeville, TN 37367

Phone: 423-881-5298
Website: http://state.tn.us/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/

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