Fall Creek Falls State Park {Tennessee}

We spent a glorious fall day at Fall Creek Falls State Park. This is probably the most popular, most visited state park in Tennessee. And there is no wonder why it’s so popular. This park has all the amenities making it perfect for anyone and everyone to enjoy.

We pulled into visitor center to get a map of the park and were pleasantly surprised to find that the visitor center is full of fall decoration. There were a lot of people taking their picture on one of the little fall photo places there on the grounds.

We made our way up to the Piney Falls overlook trail first. This is a short trail, down a rocky terrain, but the view at the end of it is beautiful. These are smaller falls than the main attraction of Fall Creek Falls but still no lovely. And the fall colors surrounding it just made it all the more lovely to behold.

We were really looking forward to going across the huge suspension bridge but sadly it was closed as they worked to maintain the conditions to make it safe for visitors again. I was so disappointed it was closed! But here is a picture of it so you get an idea of what it would have been like.

(photo:: onlyinyourstate.com)

Next we spent a little time just enjoying the small bike trail/walking trail that goes in between the Piney Falls and the Fall Creek Falls. Tessa really loved gathering pretty leaves and dancing down the trail with them. She was so excited to get home and make a leaf picture with them.

And to end the day, we made our way to the overlook for Fall Creek Falls. The overlook is right by the road so anyone can go see it. And there is no other word for it than majestic. Looking out over the falls as they flow down to the deep recesses of the ground, surrounded by fall colors, was so beautiful. There is a short trail down to the bottom of the falls that is only about half a mile. This park is probably our favorite state park that we have visited. We are thinking about going back next weekend to enjoy it some more.

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