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Short Springs Natural Area

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Nice Tennessee Hike

I've been going to this area for years. Some of the trails take some effort. The flora and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tullahoma, Tennessee
60 minutes or less

We walked to the falls after work. Had a hard time finding the place because there are no signs on... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Andrea B
via mobile
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“water tower”(9 reviews)
“machine falls”(25 reviews)
“the loop”(5 reviews)
Short Springs Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388
+1 931-455-2648
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful place. Amazing waterfall. But the hike is steep and strenuous and the waterfall is very slippery. Use care and caution when hiking to the waterfall.

1  Thank Denise R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to this area for years. Some of the trails take some effort. The flora and landscape are nice. It's never crowded.

Thank Tom_Niemiller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trailhead is hard to find as the sign is small and in a grove of trees. Did not see the falls...was not prepared to walk on stones in the river. Trail signs can be confusing. We actually ended up heading further into the park...More

Thank Debbey C
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

We walked to the falls after work. Had a hard time finding the place because there are no signs on the road but if you find a water tower you are in the right place. The walk to the falls from the parking lot is...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Bring some shoes you don't mind getting wet, as several parts of the hike cross over water, including getting to the waterfall. A beautiful falls with multiple levels and views!

Thank Snearl
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Love to hike this falls one of three in the area but Short Springs is by all means my favorite bring fresh pair of sock and water shoes heck bring a backpack and a great lunch there are plenty of picnic spots. I have great...More

1  Thank BeachTherapy66
Reviewed December 7, 2017

This is a well kept natural area. The scenery is great, the grounds are litter-free, and the walking/hiking does not represent a challenge.

1  Thank Edward L
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

Nice spot to visit, it is a wonderful place to retreat to. Reminds you of the rough place this was to live in for settlers

Thank John H
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We hiked to Machine Falls today. It was unseasonably warm but the falls was beautiful! Park at the water tank and follow the white blazes. This hike does have a steep descent to the falls. The loop path will also take you to the top...More

Thank grosbea
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This place is great. It's right off the road and a short, pretty hike down into the ravine. Probably about a mile, maybe more each way. Be prepared for the uphill climb back to the road. Great parking near the water tower (?). Easy to...More

Thank Bodacious123
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August 13, 2017|
Response from CaraPorter | Reviewed this property |
To enjoy falls and picnic plus hike about 2 hours for leisure enjoyment.
March 8, 2016|
Response from Jim H |
It depends. Unfortunately, the tail to the falls involves some pretty steep stairs and steps to get there. It's not like a casual stroll or anything. Depending on how old and the conditions of the hikers, this may or may not... More