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Stillhouse Hollow Falls

Stillhouse Hollow Falls State Natural Area, Tennessee 38474, United States

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Family-Friendly Hike to Beautiful Waterfall

Stillhouse Hollow Falls is a great hike for beginners and tiny legs as the waterfall, with a shallow pool for little ones to splash around in, is less than a mile's hike in from the parking lot. The trail is well-marked with signs and white paint on trees, and while there are a few options they all take you to the same destination. Parts of the trail, however, are a bit steep (especially on the way back at roughly 350 feet in elevation) and at a couple points you have to cross a very shallow stream that can be slippery, but even in flip flops I did just fine. Dogs, on leash, are allowed. The falls is an hour south of Nashville, by car, and we did not find a bathroom onsite.

Directions and Lat / Long: U.S. Highway 43 Summertown, TN 38474; 35.463, -87.268

Tip: If you are coming to / from Nashville to the falls, you can break up the drive by stopping in Spring Hill at the lovely Fischer Park at Park Royal where there is an awesome playground for older kids!

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Good for All Ages Hiking Waterfall
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Emily O'Grady
Emily O'Grady lives with her daughters Eloise (5) and Charlie (3.5), husband Mick, and their two senior dogs Porter and Francie, in Nashville. They’ve called Music City home for 7 years this September. After Emily and Mick met in New Zealand over 15 years ago, they’ve hiked and backpacked extensively across the globe for months at a time. In their new roles as parents, they’ve hit pause on their most extreme adventures for now, but they are consciously raising their daughters to love and appreciate nature, getting outside and exploring as much as they can in the hills of Tennessee and beyond. During the weekdays, you can find Emily leading teams across Asurion’s Product Development team, bringing the company’s service strategy to life across carrier clients. Before joining Asurion, Emily was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company for 4 years, as well as held Analyst roles with Telephia (Nielsen) and Bank of America Global Corporate and Investment Bank. Emily holds a BBA in Finance, French and European Studies from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.
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