Top Adventures in Crossville

  • Explore Ozone Falls

    This beautiful, 110-foot waterfall is an easy 15-minute walk from the parking area. Note that the walk down to the falls, although short, is steep and there isn’t a well-marked trail down. It’s more about choosing the path of least resistance.  Al...

  • Hike through Virgin Falls State Natural Area

    Beginning at the Virgin Falls SNA parking area, the Virgin Falls trail is approximately a 9 mile round trip (excluding any side trails) which will allow you to experience three waterfalls: Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls, and the namesake Virgi...

    9 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike to Stinging Fork Falls

    The trail begins on the right side of the parking lot. The first part is flat with no elevation change and easy walking. About half a mile in you will reach a trail split. The right trail will take you to the falls and the left trail will take you...

    3 miles 400 ft gain

  • Photograph Welch's Point

    This location was recently opened back to the public by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment in the fall of 2014 after being closed for over a decade! It is one of the most spectacular sp...

    0.07 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Piney Falls

    The gravel road heading to the trailhead is on the rougher side to take it slow. When you get to the trailhead it’s a small gravel pull off right off the road. There are no maps at the trailhead but there are only a few trails to take and they are...

    1.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp at OBED Wild and Scenic River Area via the Point Trail

    You will want to park at the Lilly Bluff parking lot. Your GPS won't know where this is, so here are the GPS coordinates N36° 06.162', W84° 43.280'.The trailhead is located on the North side of the parking lot. All you need to do is follow the s...

    4 miles

  • Take in the View at Lilly Bluff Overlook

    Honestly this is hard to even call a trail, but that doesn't mean it lacks beauty. Once you take the right or left of off ridge Ridge Road make sure to go past the first parking lot and into the second larger parking lot. The trail starts near the...

    0.6 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to Lost Creek Falls

    GPS Coordinates: 35.84102,-85.36123 Why We Love It: NO CROWDS- We only came across a few other people so, it’s a little more low key than some other popular Tennessee waterfalls. DISNEY LOVED IT- This was a filming location for Disney’s 1994 The J...

    0.5 miles 40 ft gain

  • Climb The Lilly Bluff Wall

    The Obed Wild and Scenic River is typically not found in the same conversations as Zion or Yosemite, but be assured this hidden gem of Tennessee is one of the East Coast's must climb destinations.There are a number of climbing areas within the Ob...

  • Bouldering at Lilly Boulders

    Start the quick approach to Lilly Boulders from the Lilly Overlook parking area. For directions, plug the coordinates 36.10277, -84.72147 into your GPS or try here.  At the leftmost part of the parking lot, you will see a sign for the trailhead le...

  • Hike to Fall Creek Falls Fire Tower

    The tower is located in the far northeast corner of Fall Creek Falls state park. The road to get there can be rough especially if it has rained recently but any 2 wheel drive vehicle should be able to make it. When you get to the trailhead it is a...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Photograph Buzzard's Roost Overlook

    Located in the beautiful state park of Fall Creek Falls, you'll find this overlook along with Millikan's Overlook. Both overlooks showcase the views shown in my photos, however, Buzzard's Roost is a short walk down the side trail that gives a more...

    0.04 miles 10 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Crossville, Tennessee

      Crossville / I-40 KOA

    • Wartburg, Tennessee

      Rock Creek Campground (Tn)

      Overview Rock Creek Campground is located near the Emory River in the Obed Wild and Scenic River.Recreation Whitewater paddling is available seasonally in the Obed WSR. Rock climbing is another cha...

    • Sweetwater, Tennessee

      Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA

    • Sparta, Tennessee

      Ragland Bottom

      Overview Ragland Bottom Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors c...

    • Silver Point, Tennessee

      Hurricane Bridge

      Overview Hurricane Bridge Recreation Area is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where vis...

    • Monroe, Tennessee

      Obey River Park

      Overview Obey River Park is a spacious campground located on the shores of Dale Hollow Lake, in the hills of Tennessee. The campground provides the largest camping area at the lake, as well as the ...

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