You hear it all the time from out-of-towners: Tennessee is a beautiful state. We agree! Its rolling hills and natural areas are so amazing to explore. Did you know, though, that Tennessee is home to hundreds of waterfalls? If you’re in the market for some inspiration and activity courtesy of Mother Nature, pack some snacks and your sunscreen, and take a jaunt or two before summer’s over to check out some of these beautiful waterfalls found throughout Middle Tennessee.
8 Hikes with Waterfalls Near Nashville, TN
Location: 4000 Burgess Falls Drive, Sparta
Drive time from Nashville: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Burgess Falls, where guests can enjoy birdwatching and fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass. But if you’re on the hunt for waterfalls, lace up your hiking boots, and take to the River Trail/Service Loop Road, which takes hikers past four breathtaking waterfalls. Beware, though, that the hike to the bottom of the falls is a strenuous one. All hiking within the park ranges from moderate to very strenuous, so plan accordingly!