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    Fall Creek Falls Overlook

    Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee
    Distance0.2mi
    Elevation Gain102ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,683ft
    Top1,683ft
    Elevation Min/Max1586/1683ft
    Elevation Start/End1683/1683ft

    Fall Creek Falls Overlook

    Fall Creek Falls Overlook is a hiking trail in Van Buren County, Tennessee. It is within Fall Creek Falls. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 1,683 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 102 feet. This trail connects with the following: Paw Paw.

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    Murfreesboro, TN
    Adventurer | 360 pts
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    9/26/2010
    This trail features an incredible drop into a deep gorge. At the bottom, awaits Falls Creek Falls, which drops into a beautiful pool. The trail is short but tough. Very rocky. Wear a good pair of hiking boots if you have them, although many people do it in tennis shoes. I feel sorry for those who wore sandals. My five year old managed this hike with a little hand holding. The bottom of the falls is incredible and worth the hike!
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    Toney, AL
    Adventurer | 286 pts
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    11/2/2008
    This is a very nice hike to the bottom of an awesome waterfall. This hike goes straight down all the way so be prepared to do some deep breathing on the way back up. There is a small pool at the bottom of the falls that you can cool your feet off in. The water that is flowing from the falls must be high in iron because the creek bottom is stained orange. If you are in the area you should check this trail out.
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    Brentwood, TN
    Adventurer | 333 pts
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    4/1/2008
    Very nice trail but crowded at times during warmer weather.
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    Franklin, TN
    Pathfinder | 120 pts
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    11/5/2006
    The whole family enjoyed this trip down to the base of the falls. There were a couple of rocks in the trail that are worn and slippery. Real nice trail that cuts a bit under the cliff face. Cool in the shade while we had lunch at the bottom pool. We were fine after putting on the rain gear.
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    ooltewah, TN
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    10/21/2002
    This by far is one of they best trails ive been on. The trail is nice and each step brings you closer to the beautiful view of 3 falls close to gether with a several hundred foot drop into a stream. Spectacular
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    Fall Creek Falls Overlook Professional Guides

    Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

    Johnny Molloy
    "Take a hike to the namesake cataract of Tennessee’s most popular state park. Truly a gem of the Volunteer State, Fall Creek Falls, the plateau’s highest tumbler, drops 256 feet over a stone precipice into a rock-rimmed catch basin. First, enjoy an allaccess view with lots of others, then take the Base of Falls Trail through a geological wonderland of cliffs, boulder gardens and rock formations en route to a bottom-up perspective of this cataract. In wetter times, you will also view 250-foot Coon Creek Falls, which drops into the same pool." Read more

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    Fall Creek Falls
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    Hiking Waterfalls in Tennessee

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    Fall Creek Falls State Park, 2009 Village Camp Rd., Pikeville, TN 37367, (800) 250-8611, www.tnstateparks.com
    Local Contacts
    Fall Creek Falls State Park; USGS Spencer
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