Northeast Tennessee Waterfalls

A blog dedicated to Tennessee waterfalls in the Mountain Empire. There will be a few from Virginia & North Carolina too.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Elrod Falls

Here are some pics of Elrod Falls in Hancock County. These falls are only about 10 minutes from the town of Sneedville.

DIRECTIONS: Take state road 31 either 7 miles south of Sneedville or 11 miles north of Mooresburg to an unnamed gravel road labelled with a small sign for the falls. Turn right from Sneedville and left from Mooresburg. Follow this road for 0.6 miles and then turn left on the first gravel road you see. A picnic area exists at the end of the road after 0.6 miles, though you will pass one or two picnic areas before you reach the road's end. A trail leads 0.1 miles to the base of the falls, which include two small, natural swimming areas. There is an additional cascade above the falls, but getting to it can be treacherous.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Backbone Rock Falls

Here are some pics of Backbone Rock Falls. I have also included a pic of Backbone Rock. These are not too impressive, but it is a neat place to visit if you are near Shady Valley, Tenn., or Damascus, Va. Apparently there is another cascade close by.

DIRECTIONS: This recreation area is 10 miles north of junction U.S. 421 on state road 133. Park at the turnout on the right side of the road, just before the tunnel through Backbone Rock. Follow the loop trail to the right, which initially follows the road before heading upstream. The base of the falls is in 0.4 miles from the start of the trail.

Monday, June 20, 2005

An Audio Welcome

this is an audio post - click to play