Cane Creek Cascades, Tennessee

There are numerous waterfalls in Falls Creek Falls State Park. In one portion of the park, you can see three waterfalls: Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades, along with Rockhouse Falls. The first two are found along the same creek, with the cascades being found just upstream of the falls. While there is an official viewpoint for Cane Creek Falls, any good viewpoints are blocked by trees.

On the other hand, the Cane Creek Cascades can be seen very easily from its official viewpoint. When I visited in December 2009, very near Christmas, there was a considerable amount of water on the creek. The cascades were very beautiful, even in the slightly drizzly and very windy windy weather. Take some time to enjoy the cascades. I don’t think I took the time because I was trying to figure out how to get better views of the other two falls, when I should have been enjoying the cascades that were so easy to see! (To make it clear, I think there are other ways to get views of the other falls, they’re just not as obvious.)


  1. Follow the signs toward Falls Creek Falls State Park.
  2. As you enter the park, you’ll want to pay attention to the signs. You’re going to head toward the nature center.
  3. Once you find the parking lot for the nature center, which is also the parking lot for Cane Creek Falls, Rockhouse Falls, and the Cane Creek Cascades. Cane Creek Cascades is the easiest to view, and requires very little effort to visit.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 45′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip

Cane Creek Cascades in December 2009

Where in the World is Cane Creek Cascades?


3 thoughts on “Cane Creek Cascades, Tennessee

  1. Jealous!!!! I would have liked to go see that waterfall. It seems pretty spiffy. I think I saw a small, off the expressway waterfall driving through Tennessee. I thought of you. Or was it Kentucky? I don’t know, the states just kind of blurred together after awhile.

    • Was it off of I-75? Every once in a while I’ll see a waterfall off a highway, and I always wish there was a way that I could figure out to get to it…it’s not always as easy as it seems.

  2. Probably considering we were on 75 for ever until…like Georgia or something like that. I don’t think there is a way to get to that one as it is literally right next to a highway with nowhere to stop and pull off since you’re between two carved out stone hills. Which definitely means Kentucky or Tennessee. It was a nice little small one, though.

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