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Machine Falls

Beautiful waterfall is just a one-hour drive from Nashville


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Scenic Machine Falls is located near Tullahoma, Tennessee. It belongs to Short Springs Natural Area that has two scenic trails to offer. The Machine Falls trail is rated as moderate, although there is a rather steep descent into a gorge at the end of the trail. The best thing about Machine Falls is that it is quite secluded even during the high season in summer.

Machine Falls Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile (6.5 km) path with 583 feet (177 m) of elevation. It passes through the forest that blooms with wildflowers in spring. If you are ready for a short detour from the trail, you can also visit the Adams Falls, less impressive than the Machine Falls but still a beautiful site. It will make your hike longer by about a mile. After you spend some time at Machine Falls, you can follow the Bobo Creek Trail to view the Upper and Lower Busby Falls or hike up the Laurel Bluff Trail that connects back to the Machine Falls Loop.

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