As Tennessee's largest and most popular reserve, Fall Creek Falls State Park is the ideal destination for your next vacation. Covering 26,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, travelers visiting Fall Creek Falls State Park will discover cascades, gorges, waterfalls and streams winding their way through lush forests, with Fall Creek Falls State Park cabins ensuring you can experience it all.
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Best Hiking Trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park
A popular activity in Fall Creek Falls State Park thanks to the abundance of natural beauty, hiking through this spectacular landscape allows you to enjoy a true wilderness. Fall Creek Falls State Park hotels provide excellent access to routes suitable for all ages and experience levels and with 56 miles of trails to explore, you can enjoy the unique geology and ecology of Cumberland Plateau at your own pace.
1. Piney Falls via Piney Creek Trail
This 0.6-mile trail is rated as easy and is suitable for the whole family. Taking hikers to the top of the dam, superb views of the falls await at the end.
2. Paw Paw Trail
A 2.9-mile trail rated as moderate, this popular trail takes hikers through the forests and provides a chance to spot the local flora and fauna, with wildflowers abundant in spring.
3. Gorge Overlook Trail
Running 2.9 miles through the gorge, hikers cross a suspension bridge before reaching a spectacular overlook at Fall Creek Falls Observation Point.
4. Cable Trail
Rated as difficult, this 0.5-mile trail includes the steep climbs that bring you to some of the best views in the park.
Best Family Activities in Fall Creek Falls State Park
A variety of exciting and engaging recreational activities await families visiting Fall Creek Falls State Park. From adrenaline-fuelled days navigating the tree canopy to lazy afternoons on the lake, vacationers will find something to keep everyone entertained. Fall Creek Falls State Park Cabins put you right in the heart of the action, giving you the chance take part in everything the park offers.
1. Canopy Challenge Course
A 2.5-hour journey above the forest by zip line and rope bridge, the Canopy Challenge Course is not one for the faint-hearted. Featuring 70 aerial obstacles to navigate, this exciting activity is suitable for ages 4+.
2. Rock Climbing
Copperhead Rock provides excellent rock climbing opportunities, with routes for beginners and more experienced climbers. Climbing workshops are also held twice a year.
Fall Creek Falls Lake allows you to bring your own boat or hire an aluminum Jon boat for use on the water. Paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes are also available to help you explore the lake.
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