Spring Waterfall Tour April 2018
SPRING WATERFALL TOUR
Based out of Fall Creek Falls State Park
- Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29, 2018
- $299 per person based on double occupancy, $399 single occupancy. All taxes and gratuities included.
- 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 impressive cascades and plunges of Ozone Falls, Piney Falls Park and Lost Creek Falls. 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: Friday, April 27
** A sturdy walking stick is recommended for the various hiking throughout the three days. For your convenience, you can find walking sticks available for purchase in the Fall Creek Falls gift shop located in the Inn lobby.
1:00 PM: Meet Randy and Cara at the Inn Lobby, where they will be waiting to welcome the group and guide you to the tour meeting room. The front desk staff will also be available to answer questions, give directions, and check in the guests.
2:00 PM: Depart for Fall Creek Falls Scenic Loop Tour.
5:00 PM: Return to Fall Creek Falls Inn.
6:00 PM: Group dinner in the tour meeting room followed by an informal waterfall picture show by State Naturalist, Randy Hedgepath.
Day 2: Saturday, April 28
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM: Meet for group breakfast at the restaurant.
8:00 AM: Depart for Ozone Falls near Crossville. Lunch will be at the Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant, followed by a visit to Piney Falls State Natural Area and Devils Step Hollow. We should arrive back to Fall Creek Falls by 5:00 PM.
6:00 PM: Group dinner in the tour meeting room.
Day 3: Sunday, April 29
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Group breakfast in park restaurant. Check out of your room and prepare for half day trip.
8:30 AM: Depart for Lost Creek Falls State Natural Area for a waterfall and a cave opening visit. On the return trip there will be a stop at the Cane Creek Falls and Cascades with the tour concluding by noon.
Total hiking distance will be less than a half mile on Friday, three miles on Saturday and about a mile on Sunday, All the trails are rugged but considered moderate in difficulty.
*All times are Central time.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDES
State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath has more than 34 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.