Waterfalls in Tennessee
Tennesse Waterfalls dot the Volunteer state with a variety and quality rivaling other states we’ve been to that claim to possess more waterfalls or have more famous ones. To give you an idea of the waterfalling variety we were exposed to, our waterfalling excursions were combined with arch hunting, caving, and even swimming holes. On top of that, we were even able to combine our waterfall sightings with Fall Colors! To mix things up further, we also checked out the country music and blue grass scene at Music Row in Nashville as well as get some surprisingly good Southern fusion food in larger towns like Cookeville and Chattanooga.
Among the waterfalling highlights in the state, we encountered one of the more unusually-shaped waterfalls at Burgess Falls, a rare underground waterfall after some extensive caving at Ruby Falls, and one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi River in the namesake Falls Creek Falls.
Indeed, some of these waterfalls were even members of one of our Top 10 Waterfalls Lists.
We always figured there was much more than the preconceptions we had of the state, which largely consisted of media-fed oversimplifications like its sports scene (e.g. the Lady Vols, Peyton Manning, and the Titans with their Music City Miracle and Super Bowl run) and the classic hip-hop song from Arrested Development titled Tennessee. So waterfalling here certainly helped us to pierce through our narrow and misguided pre-conceptions allowing us to better appreciate the essence of the Volunteer state.
So we still have unfinished business regarding the variety of waterfalls we pursued in the state. This was especially the case with Lost Creek Falls, which was another mysterious underground waterfall that we didn’t get to visit.
So check out the waterfalls below and see for yourself why we looked upon the waterfalls in Tennessee so favorably!