The Upper Cumberland is known for its natural beauty. With all the natural waterfalls in the Upper Cumberland, hiking trails and scenic overlooks, locals never run out of things to see and do! Looking for a reason to get outdoors and enjoy the best of Tennessee?

Check out these 9 amazing waterfalls in the Upper Cumberland

To find out how to access Burgess Falls waterfall on kayak, jet ski or boat, click here.

Fall Creek Falls

Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest (29,800+ acres) and most visited state parks so you have probably heard of it. AT 256 feet, Fall Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern U.S. There’s more though! Other waterfalls within the park include Piney Falls, Cane Creek Falls, and Cane Creek Cascades. Fall Creek Falls features 30 cabins and 222 campsites.

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Virgin Falls

Located in White County, Virgin Falls is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave, then drops over a 110-foot high cliff before disappearing into another cave at the bottom of the sink. The hike to and from Virgin Falls is 9 miles so get ready to hike!

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Burgess Falls

Located in Sparta within Burgess Falls State Park – get to it on boat, jet ski or kayak!

From Cookeville Boat Dock, head up the river, when you get to the fork, Fancher Falls is to the right and Burgess Falls is to the left!

You can also drop your kayak in near Burgess Falls State Park. For GPS, use Cane Hollow Road, Sparta, Tennessee. There are no signs, but once you get to a fork in the road, there will be a turnaround area, turn right and the road ends in the water. There is a parking area.

Find out everything you need to know about accessing Burgess Falls waterfall via Center Hill Lake by clicking here 🙂

Ozone Falls

Ozone Falls is a 43-acre natural area in Cumberland County and is one of Tennessee’s most heavily-visited state natural areas, because of its close proximity to I-40. Plunging 110 feet over a sandstone cap rock into a deep, rock-strewn pool then disappearing underground only to re-emerge several yards downstream. A rock house “amphitheater” was created over time & provides the backdrop. Ozone Falls was also selected for filming scenes for the movie “Jungle Book.”

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Twin Falls & Great Falls

Located within Rock Island State Park another amazing park full of swimming holes, falls and killer scenic views. Great Falls is a 30-foot horseshoe cascading waterfall, located below the 19th-century cotton textile mill that it powered over 100 years ago. Twin Falls is 80′ in height. These are no small watefalls, y’all! You’re going to love it!

Cummins Falls

southern Jackson County. Widely popular and not always a state park. At any given time of the year, you’ll see a lot of cars with out of state tags – and for good reason. Check out this article for everything you need to know about!

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Carmac Falls

See a cool waterfall and stay at a unique place for the weekend! Check out Evins Mill! This 90 foot cascade is the 10th highest waterfall in the state and is located just a short distance from the main lodge.

Fancher Falls

Located on Center Hill Lake – get to it on boat, jet ski or kayak!

From Cookeville Boat Dock, head up the river, when you get to the fork, Fancher Falls is to the right and Burgess Falls is to the left!

Northup Falls

Located in Colditz Cove State Natural Area in Jamestown, Tennessee. Not as well known (until now :)) but definitely worth checking out. You’re going to love Jamestown too! What is it about these small towns that make them so charming!

Window Cliffs Falls

On Cane Creek, located in the Window Cliffs State Natural Area. Well if you’re going to see one, you might as well see two. Window Cliffs is close to Burgess Falls so check out both! While it is about 150 feet wide at its base, it is only a few feet wide on the narrow clifftop 200 feet above Caney Creek.

Lost Creek Falls

Lost Creek Falls is a 60′ waterfall in Sparta, TN. Locals know this region is full of hidden, private waterways and waterfalls so it’s no surprise this was once private property. Fall Creek Falls State Park purchased the land in 2012. A cool fact – Disney used this as a location to shoot Jungle Book in 1993.

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