Bald River Falls, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2010.
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Betsy and I have been to Bald River Falls, near Tellico Plains, Tennessee, several times. The waterfall is pretty and can be seen from the road. We went to see Bald River Falls in June, 2010, while Betsy was recovering from knee surgery since she could enjoy the waterfall without doing much walking.
We had known that there was a hiking trail (Bald River Trail #88) along the river above the falls, but we had never hiked it. So while Betsy was enjoying Bald River Falls, I took a quick hike along the trail to see what I could find.
Kahuna Falls, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2011.
What I found was three additional waterfalls and a cascade along Bald River above the main falls. The first new water fall I came upon was Kahuna Falls, which is just a short distance above Bald River Falls. Kahuna Falls is 10 – 15 feet high.
Bald River Cascades, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2011.
Continuing upstream, I came upon Bald River Cascades. The river tumbles down a series of steps, with a total drop about equal to the drop of Kahuna Falls.
I’ll share the last two waterfalls in a later post.