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Triple Falls On Bruce Creek

Following recent rains, I decided that it was worth the sacrifice of wet feet & muddy shoes in exchange for the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Triple Falls (a.k.a., Little Egypt), located on Bruce Creek, near Caryville, Tennessee.

To begin, there are more than three waterfalls along this one mile out and back hike. The “triple” component of its name refers to three primary ledges from which water falls, engineered many decades ago via construction which rerouted Bruce Creek, in order to accommodate the development of highway I-75.

For those hikers interested in a mountain-top view, the trail continues beyond the waterfalls to Devil’s Racetrack, along a very steep ascent with many switchbacks. Here are a few pictures from a previous visit to the top…

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Planning a visit?

I arrived at Triple Falls before 7:30 a.m., and, to my delight, was the only person on site for the entirety of my nearly three-hour visit! However, if you happen to visit the area during nice weather on a weekend, you can expect to see several hikers along the trail. Parking is limited, with overflow along either side of Shelton Hollow Drive. It’s not a State Park and there aren’t any signs at the trailhead, nor restrooms or water. Instead, it’s marked by several boulders on your right. If you can look beyond some graffiti and discarded litter near the road, as well as traffic noise from I-75 (which dissipates with distance), you’ll certainly enjoy the hike!

Comments

13 responses to “Triple Falls On Bruce Creek”

  1. thegenxtravels Avatar

    Those photos are amazing!! Such beautiful falls!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Lori 🙂 I visited these falls last December, but it was much drier then. This time around was a pleasant surprise!

      1. thegenxtravels Avatar

        They look very cool!!

  2. BallesWorld Avatar

    Lieber Phil, deine Bilder sind ein Paradies für die Seele !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you for your kind words, Balle 🙂

  3. tiffanyarpdaleo Avatar

    Incredible photos, Phil!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Tiffany ~ glad you like it!

  4. morishige Avatar

    Seems like a wonderful trail for a weekend hike 🙂

  5. lilia Avatar

    Какая МОЩЬ водопада ! Завораживает!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Спасибо, Лилия ~ рада, что тебе понравилось 😊

  6. Inge David Avatar

    Prachtige fotoreeks van de watervallen! 👌👍🌹

    1. Phil Avatar

      Heel erg bedankt, mijn beste vriend! De reeks watervallen op deze locatie is een prachtig gezicht om te zien. 🌹🤗

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