Upper Piney Falls

Located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, Tennessee, the Piney Falls State Natural Area is home to Upper Piney Falls, a scenic 80-foot tall waterfall.

Though the moderately difficult hike is designed as a loop, most visitors prefer to stay left at the split and make this a 2.5 mile out and back trail, rather than follow the loop and rely on a loose cable to navigate steep hillsides. The parking is limited & dogs (leashed) are welcome. No restrooms on site.

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Similar to other areas, it’s possible to walk behind and around the waterfall, and people often enjoy cooling off in the plunge pool. There is also a separate trail which leads to the upper section of Lower Piney Falls, a 40-foot waterfall.


18 responses to “Upper Piney Falls”

  1. almeidadepaulo Avatar

    Wonderful Phil, have a nice Sunday!!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks, Paulo – glad you like it & have a nice Sunday!

      1. almeidadepaulo Avatar

        You’re welcome Phil!!!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks 👍

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thank you, Balle 🤗🌹

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, dear Coreen 🌷 It’s nice to see you & I wish for you a wonderful month of August 🥰

  2. Travel Spirit Avatar

    Wow…impressive waterfall! Beautiful capture.

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks so much, dear Sherry. The gorge and waterfall was wonderful, though a pre-sunrise cloud cover plus thick fog delayed my hike by 20 minutes or so. 🐻 I don’t mind walking through a dark-though-lightening forest, but dark and foggy – with unidentified sources of sounds – is cause for pause. 😂 Have a great day!

  3. Inge David Avatar

    Mooie fotoreeks! Deze video met waterval zou momenteel goed van pas komen hier! We kreunen hier onder de hitte die we nog nooit meegemaakt hebben! Het zou echt verfrissend werken! Moet nu gaan slapen en dat wordt weer woelen van de warmte! Volgende week word een hittegolf van meer dan 40 graden verwacht! Fijne avond Phil! 🌞🤗

    1. Phil Avatar

      Heel erg bedankt, mijn liefste! Het spijt me te horen van de hitte en ik wou dat ik je naar deze waterval kon brengen om je op te frissen. Hopelijk heb je snel koeler weer. Denk er misschien aan om jezelf in een koele plas water onder de waterval te laten glijden, met water dat op je haar spat. Je vindt een comfortabele plek om uit te rusten, je te concentreren op een ster aan de nachtelijke hemel en te dromen terwijl je een aangename slaap voor de nacht binnengaat. Slaap zacht mijn vriend! 😘🌹

      1. Inge David Avatar

        Dank je wel Phil! Verfrissende douche, ik zou het best leuk vinden, hoor! Slaapwel en tot morgen! 😴😴

        1. Phil Avatar

          TY dear Inge 🙏🏻😊

  4. Bryan Wagner Avatar

    It looks like this waterfall is going into the Sparta section of the next trip. I should move. 🙃

    1. Phil Avatar

      It’s also located only 15 miles (or less) from Stinging Fork Falls. 👍

      1. Bryan Wagner Avatar

        Thanks, I’m excited about this trip. Thanks to you there’s a lot to experience, I have a set amount of time and exploring costs time, it’s so cool to have destinations and locations.

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