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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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Machine Falls is worth the trip itself - beautiful spot.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

the kids loved it. I have a 7 & 9 year old. kind of treacherous in a few spots and it made me nervous to be hiking with the little ones but worth it.

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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is really great, and the falls are totally worth seeing. If you venture towards the wildflower trail, there are some great views of the river too.

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4 Completed 1 Reviews

I love it here. My husband and I actually got married at Machine Falls last year.

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8 Completed 4 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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11 Completed 5 Reviews

Moderate hike to very pretty falls. I will hike here again.

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