Short Springs State Natural Area, Tullahoma/Manchester

Directions: From Tullahoma, TN 

1. Head northwest on SW Atlantic St toward W Lincoln St  207 ft
2. Take the 1st right onto W Lincoln St  2.5 mi
3. Turn left at Carter Blake Rd  1.4 mi
4. Turn right at Short Springs Rd  1.2 mi
5. Take the 2nd right onto Powell Rd  62 ft

End at Short Springs State Natural Area

Trail Information: Relatively rocky with rolling hills.  One main 1.5-2 mile loop that has a 1.5 mile and 1 mile loop off of it.  Attaching all the loops together yields ~5 miles of trail running.  There are three water falls; Machine Falls (a 50 ft beauty!) and Adams Falls (usually relatively dry) and Bugsby Falls (more of a cascade).  Below Machine Falls there is a ~500 ft wildflower loop.  In the spring it yields some of the most fragrant and colorful wildflowers in TN.

Miscellaneous Information: There are multiple springs in the creek below Machine Falls.

Bryan Webb