Machine Falls, Tullahoma, Tennessee
Machine Falls, Tullahoma, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Violet Sky Adventures
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Machine Falls is nestled away down a secluded hiking trail in Tullahoma, Tennessee. This mystical waterfall has a magical feel to it. It is tucked in a quaint meadow surrounded by towering rock cliffs.

The mere height of the falls is mesmerizing. The waterfall is 60′ tall and nearly the same wide. This makes it a stunning cascade that flows over years of aged staggered rocks.

Machine Falls got its name from Busby Mill. The mill was located in the area and operated from 1824-1850.

Machine Falls, Tullahoma, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Violet Sky Adventures
Machine Falls, Tullahoma, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Violet Sky Adventures

How to Visit

Short Springs Natural Area, Tullahoma, Tennessee
Short Springs Natural Area, Tullahoma, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Violet Sky Adventures

Machine Falls is located within Short Springs Natural Area. The parking lot for the falls is across the road but the trailhead is clearly marked. There are several other hiking trails within the natural area that lead to several waterfalls. Machine Falls happens to be the largest of its kind in the park.

The parking lot for Machine Falls is located at 1 Powell Road in Tullahoma. The falls are free to visit.

Author’s Note

Probably one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen! Our group just stumbled across the gorgeous natural wonder while driving through the area of Tullahoma. The trail down to Machine Falls was slightly rigorous and should be done in proper footwear. There was also a snake on the trail, so be cautious of wildlife.

The views from the valley at the bottom of Machine Falls were breathtaking. It was early in the morning so that crisp sunlight shined down into the little meadow and cast a beautiful glow across the water and leaves.

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