The Long Road To Bald River Falls, Baby Falls, and Some Bush Beans On The Side

  Bald River Falls has been high on my list of “waterfalls to see” for some time now.  This 90 foot high waterfall on a large volume stream has a very unique, defined look and has been calling my name.  I’ve also known that this is a roadside waterfall.  So what in the world has taken me so long to find my way here?  The drive…simply put.  Bald River Fall sits in southeastern Tennessee near a town called Tellico Plains.  With me coming from central North Carolina, the drive to get here is over 5 1/2 hours.  This is enough time for me to drive to Atlanta and have dinner as well.  What gives?  It’s all about those Great Smoky Mountains.  There are 2 ways for me to make it here: Drive up, over, and around the Great Smokies well into Tennessee, and arrive at Bald River Falls from the west. The other option is to shave a ton of miles off and drive a more direct route through and over the Smokies.  The rough terrain though makes this much shorter route nearly the same amount of time as the long way.  Obviously I needed to plan this out, stay a night, and take my time and enjoy this area.   Read more