Fall Creek and Coon Creek Falls, Tennessee

I have heard so much about this place and some that are close to it. Tennessee is only 1 state away, so I plan to see this one soon and a few others to go with it.

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Fall Creek Falls (left) and Coon Creek Falls (right) in December 2009

It’s not often that I get to describe two waterfalls at once, and I could probably describe them separately. That seems counter-intuitive, though, as you’re going to see both Fall Creek Falls and Coon Creek Falls at the same time, assuming Coon Creek Falls is flowing.

Fall Creek and Coon Creek Falls are very easy to view, as you can drive to a parking area which leads to a viewing platform. At just over 250′ tall, Fall Creek Falls is very impressive. Coon Creek Falls is thinner, but is still interesting. The day I visited, it was rather windy, and so the falls, especially Fall Creek, were being pushed from side to side. It was rather cool to watch!

If you’re interested, there is a trail that leads down to the base of the falls. Now, from what…

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Author: waterfallshiker

I gave up the video game playing, TV watching lifestyle years back now. There just had to be more to life. I discovered a love for waterfalls on Christmas day 2008, at Elk River Falls in Elk Park NC. While not initially realizing it, this opened a whole new world, and lifestyle for me. I now love to spend my free time, hiking to waterfalls, and mountain tops in search of pristine views. This has also led me to a love of photography and blogging. While i am still not an expert at either several years in to this, I love the challenges that both offer me. I see my skills getting better at both as time goes by. Sharing what I see via social media brings me great joy. I love the feedback, good and bad. I love to see what others are able to show as well. I created my blog "WaterfallsHiker", originally to just help myself keep up with my travels, not really with any real purpose in mind. After 2 years on this blog, I see that It has evolved into a combination of an information site, and a place to show off my progress as an amateur photographer. I try to do it all and include some bits of my personality as well. It is something I really enjoy doing. When I am not working on this hobby, I can be found on a golf course, spending time with my beautiful fiance and her daughter, or working my 40 hours a week at Costco.

5 thoughts on “Fall Creek and Coon Creek Falls, Tennessee”

  1. Burgess Falls outside of Cookeville TN has to be one of the most impressive, close up waterfalls that I have ever seen. I would recommend adding it to your list.


    1. Thank You Sal, I plan to visit that one before Fall Creek. It will be a 6 hour drive over to the west side of the mountains, so I must plan to see a number if good ones. Are there any others in this area that you recommend?


      1. Hey Chris, Burgess, Falls Creek and Abrams (Smokey Mountains) are the only 3 that I have visited in TN.

        Personally, I was disappointed in Fall Creek Falls but it was a dry year so that could explain it. If you have time to kill, Abrams Falls in the Smokeys is nice. Its a good place to stop on the way back to NC if you need to stretch your legs.

        But Burgess….Wow, t was just incredible! The height and the amount of water coming over the falls…it was actually scary. But its a definite must see…the pictures do not do it justice.

        Have fun…. looking forward to your write up on it !



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