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Tennessee Waterfall Drives


Sit in the comfort of your vehicle and view beautiful waterfalls in Tennessee.

Meigs Falls

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Meigs Fall; image by Jeaneane Payne

The pulloff to view Meigs Falls is along Little River Road. It is 13 miles west of Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (7 miles east of Townsend). The falls is tucked away on the far side of Little River Road and can be easily missed while driving.



Place of a Thousand Drips

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Place of a Thousand Drips; image by Jeaneane Payne

During and after a rainfall, this waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is dramatic. The flow of water splits into numerous small channels cascading around rocks and creating "a thousand drips." From the parkway in Gatlinburg, turn at traffic light #8 and follow Historic Nature Trail into the park. Take Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (closed in winter). The waterfall is at stop #15.


The Sinks

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The Sinks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; image by Jeaneane Payne

The Sinks are located inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Year 'round, water flows over huge boulders and flows into a still pool. It is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the Park. The Sinks are accessible from either Gatlinburg or Townsend.


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