Tennessee's largest and most visited state park encompasses more than 26,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Home to 6 waterfalls, including the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies - Falls Creek Falls at 256'!
The rugged beauty of the park includes the Caney Fork Gorge below Great Falls Dam. These overlooks are some of the most scenic along the Eastern Highland Rim. The Caney Fork River Gorge contains scenic overlooks, waterfalls, deep pools and limestone paths perfect for hiking, swimming, fishing, kayaking, and hiking!
The creek emerges from large spring, or collapsed cave on top, drops over the 40’ falls, and disappears underground again. On the opposite side of this large sink is the spectacular entrance to Lost Creek Cave.
South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties: Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie. The park is composed of approximately 30,845 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the best hiking and backcountry camping in the region.
A 3/4 mile scenic riverside trail will lead you along several Cascades, following the path you will enjoy views of the Little Falls, Middle Falls and on to a point overlooking the beauty known as Burgess Falls.