Colditz Cove State Natural Area
A 60′ waterfall with a roughly 2 mile hiking trail
Address: 2552 Northrup Falls Rd, Jamestown, TN
Coordinates: 36.35750, -84.86894
Photographer: Rosemary Fields
At a glance: Roughly 2 mile hiking trail with 60′ waterfall, bluff views and “rock houses” (shallow, open cave-like structures). Open to the public sunrise to sunset. Parking. Swimming. Pets allowed if leashed at all times.
Located in Colditz Cove State Natural Area, a 165-acre natural area, in Jamestown, Tennessee.
Northrup Falls Trail is a roughly 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail. Plunging 60+ feet over a protruding rock ledge into a scenic, narrow, gorge along Big Branch Creek, this waterfall was named after the family who settled here and operated a mill above the falls in the 1800s.
These high cliffs and shallow, open cave-like structures at the falls were once used by cliff-dwelling Woodland Indians 3,000+ years ago. They primarily used these shelters during hunting season.
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