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Fall Hollow Falls Waterfall on the Natchez Trace Parkway

Updated on August 19, 2019
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My wife and I are retired and living in Middle Tennessee. We love living in this beautiful state.

View of Fall Hollow Waterfall from near the bottom of the falls.
View of Fall Hollow Waterfall from near the bottom of the falls.

We came upon this spider beside the trail as it was weaving this awesome web.

Fall Hollow Falls

Middle Tennessee has many beautiful areas to experience the blessings of nature and the history of our amazing country. The Natchez Trace Trail was used by Native Americans, merchants, soldiers, explorers, slave traders, robbers, and wildlife.

The Natchez Trace Parkway is 444 miles long and extends through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. The southern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway begins in Natchez, Mississippi, and the northern terminus is just southwest of Nashville, Tennessee.

Fall Hollow Falls is located near Gordonsburg, Tennessee. There is a parking area directly off of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The falls can be seen from a wooden overlook just a short walk from the parking area. There is a steep trail down to the bottom of the falls. My wife stayed at the overlook. It was a good thing she did, because the trail to the bottom of the falls is steep and slippery. I proceeded down the hill slipping and sliding past the sign that reads, “Proceed with Caution.”

The falls are about a one hour drive from our Middle Tennessee home, and the trip was well worth it. The Natchez Trace Parkway offers many wonderful scenic views of the hills in Middle Tennessee.

One of the best things about a visit to Fall Hollow Falls is that it is so accessible. The short walk from the parking area takes you over a couple of wooden bridges that cross over small streams which run directly into the falls. The sounds of the water and the birds fill the air. Being outdoors in nature is a peaceful relaxing experience. At Fall Hollow Falls, you get to experience nature immediately after you get out of the car.

We visited the falls on October 5th 2018. The weather was perfect. The temperature was in the hight 70s to low 80s as we arrived mid morning. We have had a warm beginning of fall, and the leaves have not started to change this year. During our short visit, we saw several people visiting the falls. One couple had three Dachshund dogs on leashes. There were also a few motorcyclist. Everyone we met was very friendly.

We need to go back and visit the falls in the winter. Here in Middle Tennessee we sometimes have temperatures below ten degrees, though thankfully not often. We have lived here for almost 20 years, and I have seen a couple of winters where the temperature hovered around zero degrees or below; however, our low winter temps are normally around 10 degrees. It would be nice to see the frozen waterfall. Some of the waterfalls in Middle Tennessee freeze and are awesome to see.

If you live in Middle Tennessee, or if you are traveling through Tennessee, a drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway is a wonderful scenic experience.

The Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is a beautiful double arch bridge located 8.7 miles from the northern terminus of the Natchez Trace Parkway near Franklin, Tennessee.

A good source of information on the Natchez Trail can be found at National Park Service.

Middle Tennessee is filled with the beauty of nature and has so many amazing historic areas to visit. We have just begun our explorations of this wonderful state.

Linda and Ron on the wooden deck overlooking the falls. The falls are visible in the background just over Linda's right shoulder.

The short trail to waterfall from the parking area just off of the Natchez Trace Parkway

Taking photo of wildflowers
Taking photo of wildflowers
Mushroom near Fall Hollow Falls Trail
Mushroom near Fall Hollow Falls Trail
Well maintained trail to the falls
Well maintained trail to the falls
Fall Hollow Falls Overlook
Fall Hollow Falls Overlook

Fall Hollow Falls location

fall hollow falls:
Fall Hollow Trail, Hohenwald, TN 38462, USA

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© 2018 Ron Grimes


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    • Ron Grimes profile imageAUTHOR

      Ron Grimes 

      19 months ago from Tennessee

      Thank you Tom Cornett. I am just discovering how much beauty and history there is around here.

    • Tom Cornett profile image

      Tom Cornett 

      19 months ago from Ohio

      We lived in Nashville for six years back in the 90s. I remember crossing under a walking bridge south of the city and seeing the Natchez signs. Lots of beautiful countryside around Nashville. Lots of Civil War history in Franklin. Another good hub Ron.

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      Litza M Beers 

      19 months ago from 917 Highland Avenue, Beaver Falls PA 15010

      I love to read, watching these stories. To know I am not crazy.

    • Maya Shedd Temple profile image

      Linda Sue Grimes 

      19 months ago from U.S.A.

      You will have to post stories about your Appalachian Trail adventures. I know you can offer many interesting pieces that fellow hikers will want to enjoy.


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