Short Springs State Natural Area

Short Springs State Natural Area is a 1.6 mile loop trail located near Tullahoma, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

1.6 miles 167 feet Loop
hiking scenic driving trail running river waterfall
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Justin Barr

6 Completed3 Reviews

Daphne Molnar

1 Completed0 Reviews

Jaime Nelson

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike. No complaints here. Pretty easy with a couple inclines here in there. Great access to the falls. Make sure you take the Adams Falls Trail to see Adam's Falls you have to hook up back around once you get to the creek to make sure you see it on the left-hand side of the river. Also there is a nice fall on the wildflower Trail Loop. My recommendation is to do all off shoots it's still under 4-5 miles but with plenty of places to stop and hang out. Can't wait to come back in the summer when I can get in the water.

James H.

Machine Falls loop is a fairly easy loop with a connector trail to join the inbound and outbound sides. The last portions down to the falls are relatively steep and require some attention from hikers to avoid injury but nothing very hard. There are also two small off-shoot trails that allow access to the two high points above the falls. Great location for photographs and leisurely hiking for most all ages.

Liza Jo Kitchens

1 Completed1 Reviews

absolutely loved this area! beautiful and a great hike!

Sandy K

2 Completed1 Reviews

I hiked Short Springs with my almost 5-month-old pup. The area was easy to find with plenty of parking space. Trails were in good shape and well marked. I was weary about the aforementioned stairs to Bobo Creek but the pup and I maneuvered them without problem. What amazing scenery. I spent hours photographing at the bottom of Machine Falls and along the Busby Loop trail. It's a 2-hr drive but well worth the return trip this Spring.

Darryl Wells

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very nice trail, Machine Falls is beautiful, trail is well marked and maintained, easy enough for young families, all in a short drive from town. Can't wait to come back in the spring to see the Mountain Laurel blooming.

Travis Fraim

2 Completed2 Reviews

very beautiful!

Daniel Kimes

1 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing waterfall, once you get to it!

Katy Copeland

2 Completed2 Reviews

Local (to me, of course), beautiful, and as easy or as difficult as you'd like to make it.