Overview 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. Reviews Photos Tracks + Track + Photo + Review Autumn Love (10) about 1 month ago N/A: 5 Completed 1 Reviews Only made it to machine falls because we only had a short time, but it was absolutely beautiful. Can't wait to go back when it is all green and the flowers are in full bloom and hike the whole trail. C Ledford (130) 6 months ago N/A: 4 Completed 5 Reviews Have been to this area numerous times. Good trail during middle of summer due to cold water falls. There are several places to get cool in the fast flowing cold streams @ bottom of falls. The descent to machine falls is steep , small children will need help down and back up, but the falls are worth the climb. Most of the year you can ditch the trail and hike up the dry creek bed adding another 1/2 mile +.Numerous small falls on route to busby falls. If taking trail near creek you will want to keep a short leash on children due to several drop offs , some significant. Nice in late fall also. In more than a dozen visits have seen other hikers only once . You can also take partial trail hikes to shorten the distance , as the different trails loop and meet @ a few points. Dont be afraid to stray from main trails as I have found decent hikes on trails not marked also. orson bell (0) 8 months ago N/A: 0 Completed 1 Reviews We started early in the moring, nice quiet area. Actually we went to all 3 waterfalls, unfortunately Adams falls was dry but Machine falls and Bugsby were running strong. Beautiful area and a great hike. All the trails were well marked and easy to follow even though the maps were not up to date. We did see a humingbird while we were resting at Bugsby falls. Candi Kinney (10) 9 months ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews This was a good little trek. The hike to Busby Falls was no problem, just follow the path. The hike to Machine Falls was a bit more treacherous, as evidenced by the emergency crews that were there when we got there. This hike was basically straight down/up with a path of "steps" that had been built into the ground. Never really saw the "Wildflower loop". We followed what we thought was the path but it just led us to a dead end. All in all it is a great little trip if you just want to spend a couple of hours with nature. Machine Falls is the one in most of the pictures. Busby is a smaller fall, great for dogs. Simon Tahash (440) 11 months ago N/A: 11 Completed 5 Reviews Trails to stone door and the overlook are easy. There are more moderate trails below there that we did not have time for. Nice views in mid summer that would be great in the fall. Simon Tahash (440) 11 months ago N/A: 11 Completed 5 Reviews Moderate hike to very pretty falls. I will hike here again. Justin Waggoner (166) 12 months ago N/A: 4 Completed 3 Reviews Good Long Trail with a few good climbs James Johnson (123) about 1 year ago N/A: 1 Completed 1 Reviews I brought my wife and 8 year old daughter to this wonderful trail as part of my anniversary. Needless to say we thoroughly enjoyed it! Machine falls was difficult at first to figure out, as far as how to gain access to the falls. Once we did though, it was the best place to have lunch. Definitely will be something we do again. Nate @ MarkingMyTerritory.com (3641) about 1 year ago N/A: 86 Completed 50 Reviews This series of trails provides a nice variety in scenery with the bonus of the lovely Machine Falls waterfall midway through the hike. The trail is heavily shaded throughout with a canopy of typical Tennessee trees. Skirting along the edge of Bobo Creek throughout the first half of the hike, there are a couple of nice overlooks of Busby Falls. http://markingmyterritory.com Nick Bogdanovic (72) about 1 year ago N/A: 10 Completed 3 Reviews Awesome trail. Beautiful waterfall.