These overlooks are some of the most scenic and significant along the eastern highland rim. It is unique due to the abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities environmental education programs hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area.
A well known swimming hole about an hour and a half from nashville cummins falls state park is a fantastic place to visit.
Waterfalls state park nashville tn. 1 hour 45 minutes located in jackson county cummins falls is one of tennessee s most popular waterfalls. The hiking is perfect if you re ready for a bit of a challenge so make sure you re wearing shoes that can get wet and dirty. Burgess falls state park and natural area located on the falling water river this day use park is noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation.
Beaman park is a 1 678 acre natural area in northwestern davidson county approximately 15 miles from downtown nashville near joelton. Rock island state park is an 883 acre park located on the headwaters of center hill lake at the confluence of the caney fork collins and rocky rivers. About the park cummins falls state park is an idyllic but rugged 282 acre day use park located nine miles north of cookeville on the blackburn fork state scenic river on the eastern highland rim.
Radnor lake state park is a 1 368 acre park and is protected as a class ii natural area. There s a 1 5 mile switchback filled hike down to the falls or you can take the shortcut that runs down the side of the overlook. Fall creek falls state park is one of tennessee s largest and most visited state parks.
The large and unusually shaped natural phenomenon is absolutely breathtaking to see in person and towers at over 132 feet tall. Especially in the warmer months. Many of these waterfall sites fall creek falls caney creek falls piney falls burgess falls great falls and twin falls are located in or near tennessee state parks.
The park encompasses more than 29 800 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged cumberland plateau. The last of these falls is the most spectacular plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge. Drive time from nashville.
The topography consists of ridges and hollows supporting forest vegetation that is characteristic of the western highland rim. The rugged beauty of the park includes the caney fork gorge below great falls dam. Burgess falls which can be found within burgess falls state park is one of the most impressive waterfalls in all of tennessee.
Laced with cascades gorges waterfalls streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest.