Watery Wednesday: Bald River Hike

Bald River Falls, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2010.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

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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.

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28 Responses to “Watery Wednesday: Bald River Hike”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    These are all wonderful! I especially love how the sun is shining behind the dense foliage in the last one.

  2. Maple Lane Says:

    Looks like a lovely hike.

  3. Larry Says:

    Nice shots of a pretty area George

  4. diane Says:

    They are all lovely waterfalls and photos.

  5. 7aces/Darla Says:

    Gorgeous! You better be careful taking off like that by yourself.

  6. Andrea Says:

    I love the way you took the 3rd photo. Now you are making me miss going to the falls, but my companions are not available yet. I envy you and Betsy, who can go anytime you want.

  7. Sandra Says:

    i love the cascades, beautiful and not scary to fall over if you fell in. again i wish i could hear it. so pretty and i bet Betsy was jealous when she saw what you found.

  8. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Oh, these are SO beautiful, George! I, too, LOVE waterfalls! Terrific captures as always, George! I can almost hear the sound they make rushing over the rocks! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Sylvia

  9. chubskulit Says:

    Awesome captures!

    Watery Post Come see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

  10. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Each of the fall is so pretty. I bet Betsy could hardly stand not going with you.

  11. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    This is a really gorgeous area George!

  12. ewok1993 Says:

    The cascading waterfall is so pretty, haven’t seen anything like it in person.

  13. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I bet Betsy was so frustrated that she could not get to those extra hidden falls! I would have been. But thankfully you went and were able to bring her pictures! Maybe you will go back and take her in the spring?

  14. Happyone Says:

    The first falls in neat because of the two different falls in one.

  15. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    Those are wonderful! One of these days I’m gonna find me a waterfall to take photos of. 🙂

  16. Judy Says:

    George, I love the photo of the Cascades! The water seems to be going every which way!

  17. magicalmysticalteacher Says:

    You must have gone on a waterfall walk! Delightful!

  18. Angela Says:

    Very beautiful! I love waterfalls!

  19. Linnea Says:

    Now that’s a gorgeous spot George! You photographed it so well. It really looks inviting, especially in the warm summertime! Thanks for visiting my WW. Enjoy the week.

  20. ladyfi Says:

    What a great hike! Lovely shots.

  21. Linda Gross Says:

    Nice shots of the waterfalls!

  22. faye Says:

    Each of these waterfalls are so graceful–but especially the first one–because the water doesn’t cascade straight down, but meanders. So much more interesting. You captured these on just that one hike? Good hunting!

  23. Rose Says:

    George, these are so beautiful…..the perfect place to be.

  24. Leovi Says:

    I love these waterfalls, beautiful pictures. saludos.

  25. dayphoto Says:

    Beautiful! You do an excellent job capturing water…the light reflects and a person can see all the movement.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  26. Carletta Says:

    I think I know these falls but can’t quite place it. My photos of my Smokie waterfalls are on floppy disks and at the moment I have no way of looking at them.
    I bet Betsy was a little disappointed she couldn’t go with you.
    Great shots George!

  27. Sartenada Says:

    Great shots! In the first photo, the water had extraordinary blue partly!

  28. Watery Wednesday: Bald River Hike (Part II) « Senior Moments Says:

    […] As I mentioned in last week’s Watery Wednesday post, while Betsy, who was recovering from knee surgery, enjoyed Bald River Falls, I hiked along the river above the falls and found three other waterfalls and a cascade.  I told about the first waterfall and the cascade in that previous post. […]

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