Ozone Falls, Rockwood, Tennessee
Ozone Falls, Rockwood, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Flickr - pulaw

One of Tennessee’s most visited waterfalls, Ozone Falls is nestled within a 43-acre state natural area filled with rock houses, nature trails and photo worthy scenes. This Cumberland County landmark invites travelers to take a short detour off I-40 to explore the majestic beauty of the falls. Visitors can expect a moderate hike to the base of the falls for some amazing views of this natural landmark.

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Situated within the Ozone Falls State Natural Area, the 110-foot cascade drops over worn sandstone to plunge into a deep rocky pool below. The waterfall is made from the flow of Fall Creek. This natural cascade is one of the state’s most iconic waterfalls and is popular for its convenient access from Interstate 40.

Ozone Falls, Rockwood, Tennessee
Ozone Falls, Rockwood, Tennessee | Photo Credit: Flickr – pulaw

The falls were featured in the 1994 Walt Disney Pictures live-action film The Jungle Book starring Jason Scott Lee and Cary Elwes.

The trail to the falls is very rugged and steep. It is about .3 miles out-and-back to the base of the falls. For a longer hike, outdoor explorers can take the 3/4 mile trail from the parking area that winds past rock houses, the falls and out to the confluence of Fall Creek and Renfro Creek. Behind the falls is another short path that takes hikers to new perspectives and into the amphitheater-style rock cliff that has been carved out through years of water and weather.

Plan Your Visit

Ozone Falls is located just a short drive off I-40 near Rockwood, Tennessee.The falls can be found at 14563 TN-1 (US-70), Ozone, TN 37854. There is a small parking area near the trailhead but it can be easily missed when driving by. Be on the lookout for a small brown sign and pull-off parking area.

Ozone Falls State Natural Area is open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Pets are allowed to visit and go on the hiking trails as long as they remain on leash. However, due to the steep terrain, large rocks and no railing, it is advised to use caution when attempting the trail with pets or children. Some of the rocks may be slippery after a rain or near the falls.

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