Fall Creek Falls State Park


September 2017 Fall Waterfall Tour


Based out of Fall Creek Falls State Park

  • Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1
  • $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 Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls and Rock Island. 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.

Day 1: September 29

3:00 PM: Depart for tour of Piney Falls and the suspension bridge. 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: September 30

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 Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls and Rock Island. We will have a picnic lunch at Cummins Falls 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 1

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 two miles on Saturday and less than a mile on Sunday. The hikes will be moderate in difficulty on rugged trails.




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.