Jackson Falls is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 404.7.

Hiking Trail .75 mile one-way trail to Baker Bluff and 900' one-way paved, steep trail to the falls
Picnic Area 3 picnic tables, 2 grills
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Jackson Falls - Natchez Trace Parkway
Jackson Falls Tennessee

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Jackson Falls, one of the Trace's most popular sites, has a large parking area, bathroom facility, picnic area and a hiking trail. From the parking area next to the bathroom facility and picnic area hiking north 1/4 mile takes you to a viewpoint 300 feet above the Duck River and another 1/2 mile to the Baker Bluff Overlook site.

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A steep trail (concrete sidewalk) 900 feet long takes you to a clear pool at the base of these falls. This trail descends to Jackson Falls a beautifully sculptured cascade that seems ageless but it isn't. For thousands of years before the falls existed Jackson Branch flowed into this high valley isolated from the Duck River below. Then in a classic case of stream piracy, the Duck River captured Jackson Branch. The flooding river and other erosional agents wore away at the bluffs, cutting a new channel through faults in the rock. At the site of Jackson Falls the diverted stream slips down into the Duck River Valley abandoning its former course.
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  • Approximate time to explore site: 40-60 minutes
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  • Latitude: 35.69729
    Longitude: -87.29378
    Elevation (approximate): 650 feet
    Milepost: 404.7
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