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Short Springs Natural Area

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Hidden Beauty!

This area is simply beautiful It contains Rutledge and Machine Falls, both of which are right at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leah F
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 July 9, 2018
Tullahoma, Tennessee
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“machine falls”(25 reviews)
“the loop”(5 reviews)
Short Springs Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388
+1 931-455-2648
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is simply beautiful It contains Rutledge and Machine Falls, both of which are right at Tullahoma. Nice trails that are clearly marked. No frills, just nature.

Thank Leah F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried but couldn't find a waterfall in this area unless it was buried under this water. It was nice to stand on the bridge above the water though.

Thank Ginnifur
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

This trail needs repair. The stairs have been washed away. We had novice little hikers with us, we turned around, never made it to the falls.

Thank Kathryn D
Reviewed July 11, 2018 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.

3  Thank Denise R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 June 29, 2018

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
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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