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.

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The summer forest was lush and vibrant.

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Evidence of the area’s coal mining history was apparent to those who looked.

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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.

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