Phil Perkins Photography

Hiking Stinging Fork Falls


Located along the Little Soak Creek in Rhea County west of Spring City, Tennessee, Stinging Fork Falls is a picturesque 30′ waterfall in a gorge with a deep, refreshing plunge pool.

The trail to the base of the falls connects with the Cumberland Trail, including a few areas with stairs. Following rain on the day before, I would rate the hike as moderately difficult, given that most surfaces were damp and very slippery. Proper footwear is strongly recommended!

This was my second hike of the day, following a stop at Ozone Falls – more on that another time.

Along the trail, I had the distinct pleasure of sharing the hike with a Jersey Girl who wore a fern in her hair – nice to meet you, Sue 🙂


Here are some scenes I photographed at Stinging Fork Falls:

Home Decor Prints

These photographs of Stinging Fork Falls are available in my gallery at Pixels on a variety of fine prints. Perfect for the home, office, a lobby or cafeteria, select from framed, canvas, metal, art, wood or acrylic print types.


Enjoy the great outdoors!


9 responses to “Hiking Stinging Fork Falls”

  1. louiseaprimeau Avatar

    So beautiful! I love all the greenery. You would love Plitvice Park in Croatia…your photos remind me of that park we visited last September. Cheers!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Louise – sounds like a nice park to visit 🙂

  2. BallesWorld Avatar

    Dreamlike pictures 🤩

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Balle – glad you like it! A nice hike with many sights to see 🙂

      1. BallesWorld Avatar

        Your pictures are always beautiful 😊

        1. Phil Avatar

          You’re very kind ~ thank you, Balle 🙂

          1. BallesWorld Avatar

            Gladly, dear Phil 🙂

  3. smilecalm Avatar

    enjoy you holidays
    to falls. inspires
    me to get to the coast 🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      Right on – the coast sounds great!

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