As you begin your hike to see Burgess Falls and the other waterfalls along the Falling Water River, the Falling Water Cascades are one of the first drops you will encounter. I didn’t really notice them, though, until I was hiking back to the parking area. As with any waterfall, the direction of approach matters.
The Falling Water Cascades are very photogenic. The multiple, small drops allow for a very beautiful effect. Pay attention to the cascades in the presence of the much larger falls.
- From I-40 near Cookeville, take the exit for TN-135 and head south on TN-135.
- Follow TN-135 for a ways, until you see the sign indicating the turn for Burgess Falls. From there, its a short distance to the parking lot for the falls.
- The signs make the hike very simple to follow.
Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: 1.6 miles round-trip (to see all falls)
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