January 2017 Winter Waterfall Tour
january Winter Waterfall Tour
Based out of Fall Creek Falls State Park
- Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22
- $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
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 breathtaking beauty of Ozone Falls State Natural Area, Piney Falls State Natural Area, and Devil Step Hollow located on the Cumberland Trail. 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 to reserve your spot today at 800-250-8610.
Day 1: Friday, January 20
1:00 PM: Tour of Lost Creek Falls and Cave. 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: Saturday, January 21
7:00 AM: Group breakfast at the Fall Creek Falls Restaurant.
8:00 AM: Meet in the lobby to embark on an exciting day of beautiful sights and waterfalls which will include Ozone Falls, Piney Falls State Natural Area and Devil’s Step Hollow. We will have lunch at the Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant and should arrive back at Fall Creek Falls at about 5 PM.
6:00 PM: Group dinner at the Fall Creek Falls Restaurant.
Day 3: Sunday, January 22
7:30 AM: Group breakfast at the Fall Creek Falls Restaurant.
8:30 AM: Meet in the lobby to depart for tour of the waterfalls of Fall Creek Falls State Park which will conclude by noon.
*Total hiking distance will be less than a half mile on Friday, 3 miles on Saturday and about a mile on Sunday and all the trails are rugged but considered moderate in difficulty.
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.
*Photo is of Greeter Falls