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Fall Creek Falls Moderate Day Hike

  • May 18, 2013 · 8:00 AM

Details:

Meeting time: 8:00am.

Drive time:  Approx 2 hours, 15 minutes

Hike Length: 6.5 miles est Difficulty: Moderate, with some difficult sections.

We will be starting the hike from the Nature Center, and start with the Paw Paw Trail (4.6 miles) with the cable trail coming back (.25 miles), and then the Woodland / Fall Creek Falls Trail ( 1.2 miles). The Paw Paw and the Woodland Trail is rated EASY and the trail going to the base of the falls is rated Medium Difficult. The cable trail is DIFFICULT. You do NOT have to do the difficult trails if you go on this hike as they are like offshoots from the main trails, but of course you will miss out on some breathtaking scenery.

***Please bring plenty of water, a lunch or snack, and wear the right gear! Gloves are suggested for the cable trail!

Definitely bring a camera as there will be beautiful views of Fall Creek Falls and Cane Creek Falls!

We will probably eat in Cookeville after the hike. Location to be determined!

If you plan to meet us there here are the directions:

From Nashville take I-40 East to Cookeville (82 miles). Turn right onto 111 South (exit 288). Park entrance is on the left on Highway 284 (40 miles from I-40 to the park).

We will Meet and start from the Nature Center Parking Lot @ approximately 10:45am

TRAIL MAPS:

http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/pdf/trailsmap.pdf

FCF TN.GOV website:

http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/


2 Water Falls

From the Fall Creek Falls Website: 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 in America. 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. There are over 34 miles of hiking trails around the park. Hikers can opt for short or long walks around the lake and to and from the base of Fall Creek Falls. There are two long distance overnight trails for the more adventuresome. The day-use trails are designed to accommodate recreational and educational activities including fitness walking, leisure walking and easy hiking, or exploring the Parks' geological features and forest life typical of the Cumberland Plateau.

 


 


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  • Deborah

    Hi all, I just loaded some of my photos to the site. They won't measure up to the quality of Mike's camera and photographic skills but you may still want to check them out. One of them may be of YOU! :) Had a wonderful time. Thank you!

    1 · May 20, 2013

    • Gena L.

      Great pics and great to meet you!

      May 21, 2013

  • Deborah

    Gena and Michelle, Check out the photos of the butterfly and thank you for instructing him to stay still for a few seconds!

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Deborah

    Mike,
    Do you have any objections if I use one of your photos on my FaceBook site? It will have your credit on it of course. Let me know if ok.

    May 20, 2013

  • Wendy

    What an awesome day!!! The views were spectacular!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Deborah

    Great day all around. Falls Creek Falls is wonderful and so were my hiking companions . Thank you!

    2 · May 18, 2013

  • Gena L.

    Had a great time! Weather was perfect!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • AJ S.

    Have to skip this one. Hope all of you have a great time

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Bob A.

    Hope everyone enjoys it. Holding out for camera friendly weather!

    1 · May 17, 2013

  • AJ S.

    I'm driving from Hendersonville if anyone wants to share a ride from there . ☺

    May 17, 2013

  • Deborah

    Will we be planning any climbs with cabled trail? Thinking it could be slippery if wet.

    May 16, 2013

    • Gena L.

      we plan to do the cable trail, but we will play it by ear. If it looks too dangerous then we won't do it.

      May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I qualified for a pool tournament in Madison so I won't be hiking.

    May 16, 2013

  • Gena L.

    It looks like there is a strong chance of scattered Thunder storms throughout the day, so make sure to bring your rain gear! We will keep an eye on the progression of any bad weather...

    May 16, 2013

  • Wendy

    +my daughter..but she may not go...

    1 · May 14, 2013

  • Chessie

    Oh nooo! I'm going camping this wknd at Rock Island, I really wanted to go to this meetup :( Have fun guys

    May 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just make up for it by cliff diving while you are there.

      1 · May 14, 2013

  • Michelle

    10:45 at parking lot - Eastern Time or Central Time?

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may end up working. I will know the Thursday before. Where will we be parking at the park. I will likely be meeting there or Mboro.

    May 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just read it.

      May 13, 2013

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