Every year, the Upper Cumberland attracts new people and tourists to the area. With all of the natural waterfalls, state parks and clean lakes, it’s easy to see why the Upper Cumberland is one of the most scenic places in the south. Looking to visit the area? Here is a list of the some of the Most Scenic Places in the Upper Cumberland.

For a list of surrounding waterfalls,  check out this post.

Cummins Falls

390 Cummins Falls Ln, Cookeville, TN

Named 1 of the 10 best swimming holes in America by Travel and Leisure magazine, this amazing state park is a must see. The falls stand at 75′ high, and it’s noted as the 8th largest waterfall in volume in Tennessee.

Burgess Falls State Park

4000 Burgess Falls Dr, Sparta, TN 38583

Located on the Falling Water River, Burgess Falls is known for its beauty and 4 waterfalls that are 135+ feet high.

Bee Rock Overlook

1400 Bee Rock Rd, Monterey, TN

A local spot located in Monterey, Tennessee located just off of the interestate. This place offers a stunning panoramic view. Bring a camera! And get that cool Instagram pic.

Window Cliffs

8400 Old Cane Creek Rd,
Baxter, TN 38544

This is a really cool natural area that entails creeks, a waterfall and 200′ high cliff tops! 

Virgin Falls

2080 Scotts Gulf Road, Sparta, Tn.  38583

Another huge waterfall, Virgin Falls stands at 110-foot high and located near the Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness in White County.

Rock Island State Park

82 Beach Road Rock Island, TN

Rock Island State Park is a massive park located on the headwaters of Center Hill Lake. The park has several hiking trails with some pretty amazing views. The park includes an Old cotton mill, spring castle, beach & waterfalls.

Ozone Falls

14563 TN-1, Rockwood, TN 37854

Ozone Falls is a 43-acre natural area in Cumberland County. The waterfall drops into a pool that is great for swimming. A rock house amphitheater can be seen behind the falls that was created over time by nature. Cool fact: Ozone Falls was selected for filming scenes for the movie “Jungle Book.”

Know of another place in the region? Comment below!