Fall Creek Falls State Park

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March 2017 Spring Waterfall Tour - SOLD OUT

MARCH 2017 SPRING WATERFALL TOUR  **SOLD OUT**

Based out of Fall Creek Falls

Please join Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath Ranger Cara Alexander for this breathtaking moderate hiking tour of spring wildflowers and waterfalls and two night stay at Fall Creek Falls State Park. 

  • Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • Package is $269 per person including all taxes and gratuities, package pricing based on double occupancy
  • Also included are meals, lodging and transportation to our various destinations
  • Please call Connie to reserve your spot today at 800-250-8610.

Day 1: Friday, March 24


1:00 PM: Depart for a tour of The Wheeler Farm Loop to see spectacular wildflowers, a waterfall and a natural arch. For those that can arrive midday on Friday: meet in the Fall Creek Falls lobby to take this special trip.

5:00 PM: Check in at Fall Creek Falls Inn.

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Social time and group dinner at the Fall Creek Falls Restaurant.

7:00 PM: Meet in the Cascade Room for an informal slide show by State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath.   

Day 2: Saturday, March 25


7:00 AM:  Group breakfast at the Fall Creek Falls Restaurant.

8:00 AM: Meet in the lobby as we depart for a beautiful tour of Old Stone Fort State Park, Rutledge Falls and Short Springs State Natural Area. Lunch will be in Tullahoma and we should arrive back to Fall Creek Falls by 5 PM.

6:00 PM: Group dinner at Fall Creek Falls Restaurant.

Day 3: March 26


7:30 AM: Group breakfast at the Fall Creek Falls Restaurant and check out of your room.

8:30 AM: Meet in the lobby to explore the Downstream Trail and view Twin Falls at Rock Island State Park. This tour will conclude by noon.

*Total hiking distance will be 2 miles on Friday, 4 miles on Saturday and 2.5 on Sunday. The hikes will be moderate in difficulty on rugged trails.


HELPFUL LINKS

www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/fall-creek-falls
www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/old-stone-fort
www.tn.gov/environment/article/na-na-Short-Springs
www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/rock-island


About Your Guides

State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath has more than 32 years of experience with Tennessee State Parks. Randy has served as a Ranger Naturalist at South Cumberland and Radnor Lake State Parks. He was appointed State Naturalist for Tennessee State Parks in 2007. A graduate of UT-Martin and former National Park Service Interpretive Specialist, Randy is one of the most sought after interpretive specialists in the southeastern United States.

Park Ranger Cara Alexander graduated from U. T. Knoxville with a B.S. in Forestry and a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. She began her career with Tennessee State Parks as the Seasonal Interpretive Ranger at Davy Crockett Birthplace and Fall Creek Falls State Parks. As a full time Ranger since 2011, Cara has worked at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville and at Fall Creek Falls State Park. Her interests include hiking, birding, and photography.