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

Very few people know of this hidden natural cascade known as Rutledge Falls. The falls are powerful and majestic as the rushing water flows over the giant rocks. This waterfall is worth the stop and can be easily accessed after a short walk.

Lady of the Falls at Rutledge Falls, Tullahoma, Tennessee
Lady of the Falls at Rutledge Falls, Tullahoma, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Flickr – Michael Hicks

Right beside the falls, visitors may notice a statue that has been placed to overlook the river below. This statue is very important to the history of Tennessee. It was first cast in 1859 and once stood in Nashville at the Capitol Building. Of the three statues that were made, each representing a time of day, this is the last one known remaining. This statue represents night and was moved to Rutledge Falls after the Capitol building underwent renovation. The statue is now known as the “Lady of the Falls”.

Rutledge Falls is free to visit but it is located on private property. The owners of the land have generously allowed people to park by the road and walk in via a short trail. Do be respectful of the pathways and the private land. Rutledge Falls is located at 1276 Rutledge Falls Road in Tullahoma.

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