Short Springs State Natural Area Hike Trail

Tullahoma, TN

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Short Springs State Natural Area Hike Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Tullahoma, Tennessee and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Kendra McHenry (91)

11 Completed3 Reviews

Our family spends Family Fun Day Hiking & this week we took the Machine Falls & Busby Loop. We were all very hot but much enjoyed the wonderful cool change of temperature at the falls. The waterfall was absolutely beautiful & the water very cool & refreshing. The views were worth the hike.

Lisa Stanley (94)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this little corner of nature. Machine Falls was well worth the hike and was not crowded on a Sunday afternoon. The views up and down the waterways with the sun shining through on the water, rocks, and greenery were out of a fairytale. We did not do all the loops because we had a 7 year old with us but he did great for the Busby and Machine Falls loop.

Tina Craig (610)

17 Completed15 Reviews

Machine Falls is a hidden gem! Bobo Creek was insane looking! The plates of rocks lining the small falls were stunning!

Steve Gipson (226)

5 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike today just alittle info for anyone that goes if you do all the trails in this area its 4.5 miles moderate areas mostly easy. If you decide to do all the trails start out on the blue blue trail to your left as you come in and come back out on the outside white trail.

Jessica Pesut (151)

23 Completed8 Reviews

One of the best trails in bang for the buck. Lots to see and probably the prettiest cascading waterfall aside from Burgess, but it's a lot less crowded. Quiet, peaceful, and a great day hike system

Kate Downey (98)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Great place for pets. We went in the winter and it was lovely. We followed the white markers and saw a great waterfall. It took us about 50 mins to complete it. I would suggest taking a picnic to the waterfall

Cara Fite (198)

3 Completed4 Reviews

great place to hike with your pets!

Adaire Mohiuddin (117)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Machine Falls was amazing. Up and down climb but well worth it!!

Nathan Steils (160)

8 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail. I recommend going left on the loop from the trailhead to avoid an intense climb out. Be prepared to get your feet wet to get to Machine Falls - you have to navigate up the creek to get a view. If you are feeling very froggy, you can scramble up the right side of the falls and rejoin the trail. Great trail - already looking forward to going back.

Thomas Ballard (26)

1 Completed1 Reviews

First time here and both my wife and I really enjoyed it. It was a bit crowded due to Labor Day weekend, but we did get a bit of time alone at Machine Falls before some larger groups showed up. Busby Falls was nice also and is really more of a series of smaller waterfalls. We also did a bit of geocaching while were were here and had a few finds relatively close to the trails. There are others we did not get to, so we will be back!

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