Monday, April 29, 2013

Waterfalls at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tennessee

Us at Cane Creek Cascades (45 feet)
On April 21, 2013,   George and I traveled about an hour south of where we live to visit a VERY SPECIAL place,  Fall Creek Falls State Park, here on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.  (In order to find out why this trip on this date was so special,  be sure and read George's blog --click HERE..) 

One thing which has attracted us to this park since our first trip in 2001 is its WATERFALLS.    Both George and I have showed some of the waterfalls on our blogs in past,  but today,  I'm going to show you ALL six of them.  There happened to be LOTS of water flowing on this trip--so we did get some great photos.  Hope you enjoy seeing them ---and if you love waterfalls,  you MUST visit this area sometime!




Fall Creek Falls  (256 feet)
Here is the 'main' waterfall in the park,  Fall Creek Falls.  Most people who visit here will visit this waterfall --even if they don't always see the others.  There's just a very short hike to see this one (from a distance) --unless you hike down to the base.




Coon Creek Falls  (250 feet)

This waterfall  is right next to Fall Creek Falls and is called Coon Creek Falls.  Usually,  this one is VERY dry. 




Cane Creek Falls  (85 feet)
One of the beauties in the park is Cane Creek Falls.  Above you will see it from an overlook looking down at it.  I love seeing it when the sun is just right --and there's a rainbow.  Neat, huh?




Rockhouse Falls (125 feet)
Here's a picture from the overlook of Rockhouse Falls.  As you can see,  both Cane Creek Falls and Rockhouse Falls are not very good views.  That is why we hiked to the other side to get some better pictures.




Rockhouse Falls  (125 feet) and Cane Creek Falls (85 feet)
We hiked on the other side of the creek to a great overlook --where we could see both Rockhouse Falls and Cane Creek Falls.  Can you see how much better the views are from this side.  I will show you both overlooks where we saw these falls. They were across from each other.




Here we were standing on the overlook with the good view of Rockhouse Falls and Cane Creek Falls as in the picture above, looking down toward the other overlook (where we took the side pictures and the view showing the Rainbow).




AND--here is the overlook on the other side.  I took this picture looking up at that overlook... Can you see that person standing up there--with a white shirt on????  That's where the 'good' overlook is ---after we hiked to it (from Fall Creek Falls).




Rockhouse Falls (125 feet)
Here's a good picture of Rockhouse Falls  from the overlook  (that you can see in the above photo).  This is the most water I have EVER seen coming over this waterfall.




Piney Creek Falls (95 feet)
This photo was not taken this year.  We did not see Piney Creek Falls this time --but have seen it several times before. It is harder to see --but one year,  we did manage to get a good photo (from an overlook in the distance).




Finally,  here's another photo of George and me --taken that special day on April 21, 2013... We are sitting on a log at the Cane Creek Cascades.

Hope you enjoyed seeing all of the waterfalls at this fabulous state park.  We are blessed to live so near to it --and can enjoy it several times a year.

Have a fabulous day.  Don't forget to check out my Photo Blog on Wednesday.  Click HERE to see another photo from Fall Creek Falls on Wednesday.

Hugs,

64 comments:

Ms. A said...

Oh my, these are fantastic! I still can't even imagine all the walking/hiking you two do. You must have some seriously strong legs.

Jo said...

Congratulations on celebrating you "first date in 2001" which I read about on George's blog. You are a beautiful couple, Betsy and George and loved by all here on Blogger. Thanks for the wonderful photos of the waterfalls. Amazing country you live in with so many. Blessings and hugs, Jo

diane b said...

You are lucky to have all these spectacular falls so close to home. A lovely place to celebrate your first kiss. Great shots, great hiking.

eileeninmd said...

Betsy, these are beautiful shots. I love the big waterfalls. It must have been raining hard recently for the falls to have so much water. Looks great. Have a happy day and week ahead.

DeniseinVA said...

Marvelous photos Betsy and a wonderfully heart-warming post. Really special! :)

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Husband and I love waterfalls. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. Sweet story from George on his blog.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous waterfalls. so beautiful. we always enjoy waterfalls. would love to see them in person too. have a great week. ( :

Catherine said...

You are so lucky living so close to such beautiful water falls Betsy! Of course, having someone to share them with is very lucky too!

You two have a terrific week!
xo Catherine

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh what beautiful falls, Betsy!

troutbirder said...

Spectacular. And so many falls in the same area is unique. They all must have worked magic on a special couple...:)

Sandra said...

all that rock and stone makes me a little giddy with joy. i love stones, rocks, pebbles like you love waterfalls. and I love that tree trunk you are sitting on... beautiful spot

linda m said...

Those are some fantastic pictures. I can see why you like going there.

Joe Todd said...

Those are some great falls and a pretty neat rainbow to..

Arkansas Patti said...

Most guys can't remember wedding anniversaries--George remembers the first date anniversary. What a guy!!!
Those are some awesome falls and how nice they are so close to home.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Betsy, WOW what fantastic lovely looking falls, They are all super... Thanks for sharing your photos and HAPPY day with us.. Hugs Judy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful photos, Betsy, of the gorgeous falls. I'll be back when I have more time and look at George's blog. Have a good day!

Jennifer Richard said...

all photos are very beautiful and natural beauti is superb. both of you looking very nice. you can rock at this age.

SweetMarie said...

I'm so happy for both of you! I love seeing the pics from your first real date. :)
All these pics are beautiful! The rainbow in the water is so pretty and Piney Falls doesn't even look real! Thanks for sharing this beauty.
hugs,
Marie

Sylvia K said...

Such a delightful way to celebrate a wonderful occasion -- your first date!! Beautiful captures of incredible waterfalls! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, Betsy! Enjoy!!!

My Journey With Candida said...

I could sit, watch and listen to waterfalls for hours. So relaxing. You got some beautiful memories of a first!

Ginny said...

The two of you look extra pretty today! WOW, these are spectacular and my favorite waterfall post you have done. The first five or six are my favorites. The second picture looks like the cover of a fantasy book. It all looks like a dreamland. I wish there were more close to me, and no hiking to get to them.

Shug said...

Oh Betsy....this is a gorgeous State Park. Do they have cabins there to rent? I would love to make a trip to see these falls. Lovely picture of you and George...you two are so sweet.
hugs..

ladyfi said...

Wonderful hiking trails and falls!

Out on the prairie said...

Breath takinbg, a lovely capture in a day.

Terry and Linda said...

Whew! I'm the 24th commentor, most of the time I'm way down there in the 80s.

I'm so glad you had a day to hike and do nice things for yourself...those kind of days are so relaxing.

Linda
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Janie said...

I love that last photo of you and George. What a beautiful place that is. I loved all the waterfalls.

Retired English Teacher said...

I am SO far behind on reading blogs. Loved the waterfalls as always. You look good in red. It is your color.

Daisy said...

These photos are great and the falls are so pretty, Betsy! I love that you return to this special place. You two are so cute together.

HolleyGarden said...

Beautiful waterfalls! I'm glad you pointed out the person in the white shirt on the other side of the overlook. I would have missed him! Really puts the enormity into perspective.

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful place to have as a 'first date'. There certainly is a lot of water around which makes those waterfalls so magnificent.

Linda Gross said...

What pretty waterfalls! I hope that Bob and I make it to that area sometime in the future.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What a beautiful place. Two waterfalls in one view. Pretty special.

Sharon said...

A trip to Fall Creek Falls is definitely on my to-do list this year. It's been many years since I was last there.

Susannah said...

Your pictures of the waterfalls are excellent. They must be beautiful in person. Now I will skip over to George's post.

Susannah

Chatty Crone said...

So was it love at first sight? And I love how you dress matching. Oh yeah I love love love the scenery! sandie

Miss Debbie said...

Wow! those are gorgeous water falls! Is there a campground there? Hubby and I may have to check it out!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow,with all those falls in one area you must have had a great time. I can see the smiles on your faces that speak of the 'special' day this was. Keep on loving and cherishing,for many more years.

carolina nana said...

Those falls are really pretty. I bet there would be much more water coming over those falls this week !
You and George look like such a sweet couple.
Blessings
Marilyn

Linda said...

What a beautiful series of images, Betsy. I think you've outdone yourself with this set of waterfall pictures. You make me want to visit that state park. Maybe we'll just have to check it out when we visit the Smokies next week.

Linda said...

Those falls look impressive and powerful with their long drop. The shots across the ravine give a good idea of the scale and how high you climbed. I would be glad to sit on a log by the river and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Andrea said...

You are asking me if I enjoyed the falls? Of course, drooling with envy, haha. Maybe that's the only place where a lot of falls can be seen in one road, and i saw someone posted another in Maui. Unfortunately, i might not be able to see that in this lifetime, but who knows, miracles do happen! But among them i love the last photo because of the slow shutter used! I also love the name Fall Creek Falls, it should have been located in Fallsland.

W. Latane Barton said...

Glad you showed all the falls!! I see now why you and George love falls. They are so amazing.

MTWaggin said...

Wow you can't go wrong with all those waterfalls in one Park and 2 in one spot no less. Very cool and you two are totally cute!

Maple Lane said...

Such a special place to return to and these are gorgeous photos. Love the rainbow. The folks who bought our old house are from NC and shared a list of GA waterfalls with them since they like to hike.

Janice K said...

Here I thought you were celebrating the 21st because it was my birthday! I can see why it is such a special day for you--I will try to remember that.

Of all the parks you visit, that one certainly seems to have a collection of some of the most impressive waterfalls. Glad you had beautiful weather that day.

Nordis said...

Beautiful pictures. It must have been a really great trip.
Hugs
Nordis

Commonweeder said...

Waterfalls are so beautiful. There is a great waterfall near us. I have hiked there with the grandsons. A pretty steep trek down - and up - but just magnificent.

Dee said...

Dear Betsy, such gorgeous photographs! I felt I was there with you looking at all those falls. Thanks for the number of feet as that puts the whole scene in perspective. Peace.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Oh, these waterfalls are fantastic. Your photos are beautiful. You are so blessed to take these wonderful trips and enjoy nature. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures with us. I always enjoy your blog.

Chris Rohrer said...

I love waterfalls. We have one near Havasu and I have never seen it. There are smaller ones around but nothing like what you see in your areas. I'd want to see them all Betsy:) Summer is arriving and school is almost out for me. Can't wait to get out and do some major exploration. Thanks for making me dream.

Nancy said...

I know God must have had a fun day when He was creating all those beautiful falls....Your captures are amazing and you and George are the cutest things in the pictures....

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful waterfalls Betsy! I think I can hear the water rushing over the rocks.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Beautiful waterfalls Betsy! I think I can hear the water rushing over the rocks.

Carletta said...

Fall Creek is an amazing looking falls! it reminds me of one I saw years ago in New Hampshire.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog break post. Need some time to relax. :)

Small Kucing said...

The photo of the fall is amazing...hmmm the sound must be very loud.

imac said...

Super duper of a post Betsy

Shug said...

Oh my....the rose in your header photo is outstandingly gorgeous....
picture perfect!!
blessings to you and George...
hugs,
shug

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent shots, Betsy. All those waterfalls--just great. And 2 count 'em 2 pictures of the very happy couple. Very nice. MB

Rose said...

Lovely shots, Betsy. For some reason, that second shot appeals to me so much.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Beautiful memories and awesome photos. I have not seen such beautiful water falls in person. Your post makes me want to visit there. Hope you have a great day

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are fortunate to have such a beautiful park with beautiful waterfalls nearby, Betsy! It looks like a wonderful place to hike and photograph. You and George look so happy being there!

Betty Manousos said...

wow! what a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion, dear betsy!
looks like a fantastic place to hike as well.

breathtaking photos of the waterfalls.

you both look gorgeous!! and happy!

blessings
big hugs~

Marie said...

Wow! They are all so beautiful! And there are two of my favorite blogger friends also! :-)

GrandmaKathleen said...

Betsy and George,
Congratulations on celebrating your first date in 2001.
Thank you for sharing your love of waterfalls and nature. You both are an amazing and remarkable couple with such love and energy..
May you both continue on your romantic journey.
Your RI friend,
Kathleen