Fall Creek Falls State Park


October 2017 Waterfall Tour


Based out of Fall Creek Falls State Park

  • Wednesday, October 25-Friday, October 27
  • $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.

Photo ©Cara Alexander

Day 1: October 25

1:00 PM: Depart for an exciting tour of the nearby Lost Creek Falls and Crusher Hole. 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.

6:00-7:00 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: October 26

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

8:00 AM: Meet in the lobby to set off on an adventure as we explore the natural wonders of South Cumberland including Greeter Falls, Boardtree Falls Loop, the Great Stone Door Overlook and Laurel Falls. We will have a picnic lunch at the Stone Door picnic area and should arrive back to Fall Creek Falls by 5:00 PM.

6:30 PM: Group dinner and evening program at the Fall Creek Fall Restaurant.

Day 3: October 27

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

8:30 AM:  Meet in the lobby to depart on an exciting trip touring the overlooks and waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls which will conclude by noon..

*Total hiking distance will be less than a mile on Friday, approximately 3.5 miles on Saturday and less than a mile on Sunday. The hikes will be moderate in difficulty on rugged trails.

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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.