All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

Piney Falls is on an easy trail located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, TN (near Spring City). Turn west on Highway 68 and drive up the plateau. Just past the Grandview Community sign is a caution light over the highway. Turn left here on Firet...
Piney Falls is on an easy trail located on the Cumberland Plateau in Grandview, TN (near Spring City). Turn west on Highway 68 and drive up the plateau. Just past the Grandview Community sign is a caution light over the highway. Turn left here on Firetower Road. There is a small gravel parking area at the trailhead. map...
The Upper Falls is about 2 miles from the trailhead. The trail down to the bottom of the Upper Falls follows the edge of the gorge. The sandstone walls are fascinating. If the water flow is not too strong, you can walk on the
trail behind the waterfall. The geology of this canyon is interesting. The upper rock issandstone, the lower layer is made of shale. Look for Lycopodium fossils in the rock at the base of the
falls. Mountain laurel, yellowroot, trailing arbutus,pussytoes, and wintergreen are abuntant along this trail.

A word of caution for you folks who are skittish about snakes. Notice the cavern located just behind the falls. If you hike to this waterfall in the good ole hot summertime you may be lucky enough to greet a resident snake or two (or more?). My husband and I have hiked to this waterfall many times during different seasons over the years, and on almost every occasion in warm weather, we've had a reunion with our friendly neighbors resting on the rocks just behind the waterfall. No need to be alarmed, just say "Hi" and the neighbors will most likely crawl down into the water. Please remember, this is their home!

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