Fall Creek Falls State Park


November 2017 Fall Waterfall Tour

November Waterfall Tour  

Based out of Fall Creek Falls State Park

  • Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19
  • $269 per person based on double occupancy or $309 per person based on single occupancy
  • Prices include all taxes and gratuities
  • Also included are meals, lodging and transportation to our various destinations

Join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath and Ranger Cara Alexander on a three-day, two-night exploration of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls. This outdoor adventure features the waterfalls at Fall Creek Falls State Park and the spectacular beauty of South Cumberland State Park. Focusing on the beauty and history of these majestic falls, the tours also include educational and interpretive programs unique to each location. 

  • Please call Connie or Renee to reserve your spot today at 800-250-8610.

*All times are central

Friday, November 17

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM: Upon arrival guests will meet Randy and Cara in the Inn lobby, where they will be waiting to welcome guests. Front desk staff will also be available to do check in and give directions to the meeting room.

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM:  Depart for walk to the base of Fall Creek Falls. This is a steep and rugged walk so participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring a pack for personal needs such as water and camera. We will also visit Buzzard’s Roost Overlook for the sunset.

6:00 PM: Dinner will be from the Restaurant buffet which tour guests will carry to the meeting room. Drinks will be set up in the meeting room. Bar drinks will be available for an extra fee. After dinner, State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath will give an informal picture show.

Saturday, November 18

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM: Breakfast at a group table in the restaurant.

8:00 AM: We will depart for South Cumberland State Park. First stop for a restroom break will be at the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. Second stop will be for 1.5 mile hike on rugged terrain to see the triple drop Suter Falls at the Collins West Trailhead. Lunch will be a picnic at the Foster Falls shelter, then a 2 mile roundtrip walk at Denny Cove on the new rugged trail. We will return to Fall Creek Falls Inn by 5:00 PM.

6:00 PM: Dinner in the meeting room like the Friday night plan. After dinner will be an optional program by a guest speaker.

Sunday, November 19

7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Breakfast at a group table in the restaurant. Check out of your room and meet at the front entrance for the last tour.

8:30 AM:  The group will depart for Lost Creek State Natural Area with a stop at Cane Creek Cascades on the return trip. The tour ends at noon.




State Naturalist, Randy Hedgepath has more than 33 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.