Our second day at Big South Fork, we had intended to do a longer hike. But we decided to run into Oneida for some decent firewood. And if we were driving that far, we might as well do a hike in the Tennessee area of the park as well.
Angel Falls is an easy 4 mile out-and-back trail (2 miles each way). It follows the Cumberland River from the parking area at Leatherwood Ford.
The summer forest was lush and vibrant.
Evidence of the area’s coal mining history was apparent to those who looked.
To actually get a good view of the Angel Falls required some scrambling. Some of us were more okay with this than others.
I think calling this a falls vs. rapids may be a bit of a stretch. However, it was a lovely hike and well worth the effort.