9 Waterfalls Within 30 Miles of The Caverns

Planning a weekend to beautiful Southeast Tennessee and The Caverns? We've rounded up 9 waterfalls you can chase when visiting the area. All of them are within 30 miles of The Caverns! Combine a waterfall with The Caverns cave tours and you've got a sure-fire way to keep your cool on a hot day.

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Photo by Bob Butters

Foster Falls

Distance from The Caverns - 18.5 miles (28 minute drive)

Address: 498 Foster Falls Rd, Sequatchie, TN 37374

Foster Falls is a popular destination for guests visiting South Cumberland State Park, likely because it’s so easy to access. Just take a short walk from the parking area to enjoy this 60-foot waterfall. It's best after a good rain.

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Photo by Bob Butters

Denny Falls

Distance from The Caverns - 19.2 miles (29 minute drive)

Address: Denny Cove at South Cumberland State Park, 5949 TN-150 Scenic, Sequatchie, TN 37374

Close to Foster Falls in the Denny Cove area of South Cumberland State Park, you’ll find the lesser known Denny Falls.

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Photo by Bob Butters

Grundy Forest - 1 Hike and 5 Waterfalls

Distance from The Caverns - 11.2 miles (21 minute drive)

Address: Grundy Forest State Natural Area at South Cumberland State Park, 71 Fiery Gizzard Rd, Tracy City, TN 37387

Blue Hole Falls (pictured here), Hanes Hole Falls and School Branch Falls can be seen along the Grundy Forest Day Loop Trail, then diverge on to the Fiery Gizzard Trail to see Black Canyon Cascades and Sycamore Falls. With a 3.1 mile hike, you can check out 5 waterfalls!

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Greeter Falls

Distance from The Caverns - 20 milies (30 minute drive)

Address: Greeter Falls Road, Altamont, TN 37301

Near the western end of Big Creek Gulf within Savage Gulf State Natural Area, take in the impressive Greeter Falls with its 15ft upper section and a 50-foot lower falls.

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Photo by Brooke Templeton

Bridal Veil Falls

Distance from The Caverns - 11 miles (18 minute drive)

Address: Sewanee, Tennessee, 37375

Bridal Veil Falls appears from the side of the mountain, cascades 27 feet down a limestone cliff, drops about 25 feet more, and then disappears into a sinkhole. Before or after this 2-mile roundtrip hike, check out the University of The South's campus.