Colditz Cove State Natural Area

Colditz Cove State Natural Area

Colditz Cove State Natural Area
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Randy Neal
Oneida, TN17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Realy nice trail of about a quarter mile and I was on an incredible overlook of Northrup Falls. This hike can be done by anyone and certainly is more than worth the effort. The high bluff makes keeping an eye on pets or children imperative. The hike around the horseshoe shaped canyon to the falls has some rough and slick spots but is only moderately difficult. The falls itself is awesome. Standing near the falls, feeling the mist, hearing the roar of the water as it crashes into the rocks and cascading into the greenish/blue pool is an amazing payoff. It was stunning! The rest of the loop is very nice, with an exposed look down at the falls from beside the top of it. If you are in the Big South Fork, Pickett State Park, Rugby area or just passing through, this should be a must see place. You won't be dissappointed.
Written January 16, 2020
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Sightsee768013
Abbeville, LA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This hike exceeded my expectations. Once you get into the hemlock forest the mood changes and the soft pine/peat-like ground sets the stage for more discoveries to come.

We went clockwise on this loop and had to scramble through some big tricky boulders to get to the falls. This would be hard for smaller children and pets. For them I would suggest going counterclockwise and repeat your steps back once you reach the falls.

You can see the falls from the rim, so if you are not able to hike then this would still feed your soul.

Written August 23, 2020
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JKDodge
Eugene, OR225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was very hard to find. It is not well marked, in fact, had I not read that this place also goes by the name Northrup Falls, I don't know if we ever would have found it.
We drove and drove and drove and decided to turn around at the next road which was called Northrup Falls.
We decided to follow the road and ultimately found the place.
We visited this park with our two children ages 3 and 7 months.
We used a stroller for the baby until we got to the first view of the waterfall and had to leave the stroller behind because the tree roots on the path were getting to big to push the stroller over.
The trails are not marked at all. You just follow the "path".
We ended up making a few wrong turns before we found a path that lead us to some rock formations that were absolutely breathtaking.
We hiked down a ways and found the view to be spectacular.
We ultimately reached a point that just wasn't safe for us to go any further with the children, so we headed back.
Our three year old needed minimal assistance in climbing.
There are sudden cliffs that are not marked, so use caution!
Written June 7, 2014
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sassysmile
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
The trail and the waterfall was beautiful but someone dumped 3 dogs at the bottom....they were super skinny and mangy looking....I tried to get them to follow me back up the trail so I could take them to the humane society there but I couldn't get them to follow me....one was a younger yellow lab and the 2nd one I saw was a border collie a few years old...I never saw the 3rd one but other people had....when I called 931-879-5821 the managers of the park the girl Ally that answered the phone tried to tell me they were just racoon hunting dogs...I explained their condition and she ended up hanging up on me...broke my heart that she didn't care and she is a poor representation of this park....I will never go back, nor, will I suggest this beautiful place to anyone
Written July 9, 2017
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JBowden
Lakewood, CO4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of my favorite places to go. I grew up in the area, so I have very fond memories of the falls. From the nature enthusiast go the beginning hiker this trail will not disappoint. Just be careful, it can be slippery.
Written February 26, 2010
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jake_brake2007
Knoxville, TN674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoyed CCSNA. Frankly, if you enjoy the outdoors you can never go wrong with a Tennessee State Natural Area. (I almost prefer them over state parks) From the parking area, a ~2 mile loop trail (fairly easy) will take you by some overlooks, through a gorge, and behind a 60 ft. waterfall (caution: slick). It’s really peaceful. The general area is full of destinations for the outdoor enthusiast: Big South Fork, Pickett State Park, and Rugby.
Written February 28, 2008
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TreadLightAdventurer
Nashville, TN397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
If you are passing through Allardt, TN on the way to Rugby/Big South Fork find the time to make the short side trip to Colditz Cove. The one-mile balloon-loop trail circles around and into a small cove with a waterfall. I regularly bring small groups during summer jaunts to the Rugby area. We always discover something interesting - wildflowers and small wildlife like salamanders, frogs and newts.
Written September 20, 2018
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K T
TN21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
This was a nice hike. We took our small dog. He didn't have any trouble. The trail was a little confusing because it splits close to the beginning and it isn't obvious which way you should go. You can go either way. You can walk behind the falls. Be careful - the rocks are very slippery. Our kids waded out into the pool at the bottom of the falls. Very cold water! There are lots of little fish in the water. It was a nice area. No facilities at the trail though. Make a pit stop before you come!
Written June 23, 2016
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Rick W
Jamestown, TN7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016
Hiking trails surround the gorge so bring your hiking shoes and a walking stick. The waterfall is about 60' high and you can follow the trails and walk under the falls. An exciting and memorable experience. Also remember it's easier going down than going back up. Allardt Tn. is also the home of The Great Giant Pumpkin Festival.
Written February 23, 2016
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linnie481
Jamestown, TN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
We went hiking after 5 days of rain. The falls were unbelievable! We saw so many smaller falls, too. Parts of the path were flooded, but there were ways around all of it. Passed one other couple. We're recent transplants to the area, and we'll definitely be back many, many more times
Written December 2, 2015
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