The Waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls

Cane Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2013.

If you have kept up with Betsy and me for any length of time, you know that Fall Creek Falls State Park here in Tennessee is a special place for us. It was the place for our first ‘big’ date, our first kiss, and the beginnings of our fascination with waterfalls.

I know I have posted pictures of the individual waterfalls in the park, but I don’t think I’ve done a single post that shows all the waterfalls The pictures in this post were taken over several years — we’ve visited Fall Creek Falls at least once a year since 2001. I’m showing the waterfalls in the order we usually visit them while at the park.

The waterfall above is Cane Creek Falls. The overlook for this waterfall is the first we come to after entering the park.

Rockhouse Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 22, 2019

Rockhouse Falls shares the same basin with Cane Creek Falls. Rockhouse Falls is much taller, but it is on a smaller creek and has a lower flow of water.

Cane Creek Cascades, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2013.

Cane Creek Cascade is a short distance upstream from Cane Creek Falls. In many ways the cascade is more impressive than the falls since it’s possible to get closer to it. Cane Creek Cascade is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the beauty and the sound of water.

TributaryFalls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2018.

We discovered this little waterfall last year when the park was undergoing some renovations and a new, temporary, trail to Cane Creek Cascade was cut through the woods. I have not been able to find an official name for this waterfall nor have I found the name of the little creek that feeds it. So we refer to it as Tributary Falls.

George Hole Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2013.

I’ll admit that we’re cheating a little here. George Hole Falls is created by a small dam on Cane Creek. But we always visit this waterfall because George Hole is the site of our first kiss. We always try each year to recreate that kiss as well!

Fall Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. September 6, 2015.

The park gets its name from Fall Creek Falls, which is the biggest waterfall in the park. This picture was taken from the overlook, and although we have hiked to the base of the falls, the hike back up seems to get a little longer and a little steeper each year. So we are mostly content to admire the waterfall from the overlook.

Coon Creek Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2013

Coon Creek Falls is a smaller waterfall on a stream that shares the same basin as Fall Creek Falls. Both waterfalls can be seen from the same overlook.

Piney Falls, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee. April 21, 2011.

The last waterfall we see on our visits to the park is Piney Falls. We have to admire this waterfall from an overlook some distance away, as it would involve a hike and overnight campouts to reach the falls. So we make do with telephoto lenses for our cameras and the view from the overlook.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tour of Fall Creek Falls State Park. If you have the opportunity to visit the park in person, we’re sure you will enjoy it.

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11 Responses to “The Waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls”

  1. Ron Walker Says:

    Beautiful pictures, I would love to go there and just sit and relax. What a great place, for the first kiss.

  2. Betsy Says:

    Awesome!!!! I love seeing ALL of the waterfalls at Fall Creek Falls. Just think—Fall Creek Falls is where our love of waterfalls began… What a great Journey it has been… Wonder how many waterfalls we have seen???… I think we lost count since there are SO many!!!!!

    Love,
    Wifey

  3. rhiebert Says:

    Thanks for this delightful tour among the water falls. It would be great place to visit.

  4. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    The first one remains my favorite!

  5. Dayphoto Says:

    OH! Thank you so much! I enjoyed all the waterfalls and I especially SMILED WIDE when you wrote you always recreate that first kiss!

  6. Suz@DaybyDayWithSuz.blogspot.com Says:

    Whether tall, small, short or wide, they’re all spectacular and I can see why you go back again and again.

  7. Jeevan Says:

    Fall Creek Falls area looks quite a natural wonder with multiple waterfalls! And sounds like a sweet place for both of you to cherish with sweet memories 🙂

  8. Jeevan Says:

    Fall Creek Falls area looks quite a natural wonder with multiple waterfalls! And sounds like a sweet place for you both to cherish and hold dear.

  9. Sartenada Says:

    Hello George.

    How lovely and beautiful place. Your tradition to visit it is worth for a hat. I love it. I understand it very well when seeing photos of this magical place.

    Have a good day!

  10. diane Says:

    What a wonderful park you have there. Those waterfalls are magnificent and so too is the photography.

  11. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Wow! Dramatic photos! And a sweet story too.

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