Ozone Falls State Natural Area

Ozone Falls is a spectacular waterfall located just off Highway 70 in Ozone, TN.
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1 <strong>Ozone Falls State Natural Area</strong> is located in Ozone, TN on the Cumberland Plateau in Cumberland County. It is easily accessed from I-40 at Exit 338 (westbound) or Exit 329 (east bound). The falls are on Hwy. 70, 4.4 miles west of Westel...

Ozone Falls State Natural Area is located in Ozone, TN on the Cumberland Plateau in Cumberland County. It is easily accessed from I-40 at Exit 338 (westbound) or Exit 329 (east bound). The falls are on Hwy. 70, 4.4 miles west of Westel...

Ozone Falls State Natural Area is located in Ozone, TN on the Cumberland Plateau in Cumberland County. It is easily accessed from I-40 at Exit 338 (westbound) or Exit 329 (east bound). The falls are on Hwy. 70, 4.4 miles west of Westel Rd. or 4.6 east of Crab Orchard Rd. There is a small parking area at the trailhead. With a plunge of 110 feet, this is a very impressive waterfall. The day I was there was two days after a heavy rainfall. 2716
2 The trailhead to Ozone Falls is along the top of a large sandstone cliff. There is no safety rail at the edge, so the overlook is not safe for small children or the "faint of heart!"

The trailhead to Ozone Falls is along the top of a large sandstone cliff. There is no safety rail at the edge, so the overlook is not safe for small children or the "faint of heart!"

The trailhead to Ozone Falls is along the top of a large sandstone cliff. There is no safety rail at the edge, so the overlook is not safe for small children or the "faint of heart!" 2092
3 Follow the trail by the parking area to this sign next to Hwy. 70. The trail drops down into the canyon at this point. It is a moderately difficult and very rocky trail.

Follow the trail by the parking area to this sign next to Hwy. 70. The trail drops down into the canyon at this point. It is a moderately difficult and very rocky trail.

Follow the trail by the parking area to this sign next to Hwy. 70. The trail drops down into the canyon at this point. It is a moderately difficult and very rocky trail. 2158
4 The approach on the trail to the Plunge Pool of Ozone Falls is beautiful!

The approach on the trail to the Plunge Pool of Ozone Falls is beautiful!

The approach on the trail to the Plunge Pool of Ozone Falls is beautiful! 2291
5 A late afternoon view from behind Ozone Falls. A waterproof jacket is useful! :)

A late afternoon view from behind Ozone Falls. A waterproof jacket is useful! :)

A late afternoon view from behind Ozone Falls. A waterproof jacket is useful! :) 2170
6 Wow! What a sight! Fall Creek plunges 110 feet over the cliff.

Wow! What a sight! Fall Creek plunges 110 feet over the cliff.

Wow! What a sight! Fall Creek plunges 110 feet over the cliff. 2111
7 The vertically-fractured sandstone rocks on the south side of the "amphitheater" of Ozone Falls are covered in white lichens.

The vertically-fractured sandstone rocks on the south side of the "amphitheater" of Ozone Falls are covered in white lichens.

The vertically-fractured sandstone rocks on the south side of the "amphitheater" of Ozone Falls are covered in white lichens. 1966
8 This puddle along the trail had drops of water falling from the top of the cliff. I had to keep my camera protected!

This puddle along the trail had drops of water falling from the top of the cliff. I had to keep my camera protected!

This puddle along the trail had drops of water falling from the top of the cliff. I had to keep my camera protected! 2339

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