Twin Falls of Gee Creek

Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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Twin Falls is hidden in the Gee Creek Wilderness. This rock-rimmed, 1,000-foot deep defile seems another world from the rolling hills just a few miles west. First, you pass an old mine and towering stone cliffs. The world gets wilder the deeper you get. Finally reach 15-foot Twin Falls, spilling into a deep, translucent pool, perfect for a hot summer day. The Gee Creek Wilderness is one of the smallest federally designated wildernesses in the Volunteer State. The impressive natural beauty of this mountain gorge stands out in Twin Falls, the enveloping forest, and the exposed rock ramparts. Gee Creek flows between Starr Mountain and Chestnut Mountain. Despite this limited watershed, the waterway holds deep pools. Big boulders line the streambed. Cliffs rise from the stream bank. Ahead you will see out-of-place concrete structures, remnants from the Tennessee Copper Company, which mined iron ore for smelting mined iron ore a quarter-mile copper.
Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

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Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

Twin Falls is hidden in the Gee Creek Wilderness. This rock-rimmed, 1,000-foot deep defile seems another world from the rolling hills just a few miles west. First, you pass an old mine and towering stone cliffs. The world gets wilder the deeper you get. Finally reach 15-foot Twin Falls, spilling into a deep, translucent pool, perfect for a hot summer day.

The Gee Creek Wilderness is one of the smallest federally designated wildernesses in the Volunteer State. The impressive natural beauty of this mountain gorge stands out in Twin Falls, the enveloping forest, and the exposed rock ramparts. Gee Creek flows between Starr Mountain and Chestnut Mountain. Despite this limited watershed, the waterway holds deep pools. Big boulders line the streambed. Cliffs rise from the stream bank. Ahead you will see out-of-place concrete structures, remnants from the Tennessee Copper Company, which mined iron ore for smelting mined iron ore a quarter-mile copper.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tellico Plains
Distance: 1.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Ranger District, 250 Ranger Station Rd., Tellico Plains, TN 37385, (423) 253-8400, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Maps: National Geographic Cherokee National Forest—Tellico and Ocoee Rivers; USGS Oswald Dome
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Falls of Gee Creek

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