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Machine Falls at Short Springs, a Tennessee natural area

August 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Tennessee hiking trails

Short Falls - hiking in Tennessee- photo by Kelly Stewart

I had never heard of Short Springs State Natural Area – and certainly not Machine Falls – until Kelly Stewart emailed me his fantastic panoramic photograph of Machine Falls dwarfing his friend! What a photo.

(Original photos by Kelly Stewart)

The Short Springs State natural area is a 420-acre area just north of Tullahoma in Coffee County – ruled completely by Mother Nature (and also jointly by TVA, the Tennessee Department of Conservation, and The City of Tullahoma) since being designated a state natural area in 1994.

Short Falls - hiking in Tennessee- photo by Kelly Stewart

For those of you who like to have all the info you can possibly have, there’s a Garmin graph of the elevation changes of the 3.5 mile hike at Short Springs on the EveryTrail.com site.

Also in the Short Springs area:
Machine Falls hiking trail – 2 mile loop
Bob Creek Trail
Busby Falls
Rutledge Falls (nearby)

Resources: Short Springs – waterfalls, hiking in Tennessee

Sunday, August 07, 2011

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