DAY RIDE TO FALL CREEK FALLS

Jeff starts off the day by making me smile.

Jeff starts off the day by making me smile.

On Tuesday, August 4th, we took another Day Ride to Fall Creek Falls just west of Pikeville, Tennessee.

Jeff kicks off the day in this funny video:

We left our home in North Knoxville at 9:30am. It was warm with beautiful blue skies.

We rode north through Clinton and took 61 to Oliver Springs. We rode through Oliver Springs and took 62 north to Wartburg where we fueled up and got a snack.

We then continued north on 62, rode through Clark Range and then into Monterey.

Heading down highway 62.

Heading down highway 62.

In downtown Monterey.

In downtown Monterey.

From Monterey we took 84 south- a very beautiful back road with curve after curve, perfect for a motorcycle ride.

Looking down highway 84.

Looking down highway 84.

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We’re headed this way on 84.

84 took us from Monterey all the way to Sparta where we took 111 south through Spencer and on to 284 which took us right into the Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Entrance to Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park.

Entrance to Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park.

We rode to the the Inn to eat lunch at Gaul’s Gallery Restaurant.

View of the Inn from the parking area.

View of the Inn from the parking area.

Entrance to the Inn lobby and dining area.

Entrance to the Inn lobby and dining area.

The restaurant features a big buffet.

The restaurant features a big buffet.

The lake behind the Inn convention center.

The lake behind the Inn convention center.

In this short video, the audio is poor but it gives a good view of the surrounding area.

View of the Inn rooms.

View of the Inn rooms.

All the rooms have a lake view.

All the rooms have a lake view.

We left the Inn and rode a short distance to the entrance of the Gorge Scenic Drive Motor Nature Trail.

Our first stop was the Fall Creek Falls Overlook.

Our first stop was the Fall Creek Falls Overlook.

The water flow is low on this day but always a gorgeous view.

The water flow is low on this day but always a gorgeous view.

Another view from the Overlook.

Another view from the Overlook.

Quite a few folks are checking out the Overlook.

Quite a few folks are checking out the Overlook.

We continued down the Scenic Route.

We continued down the Scenic Route.

We stopped at several overlooks along the route.

We stopped at several overlooks along the route.

The plateau area is recognizable in this view.

The plateau area is recognizable in this view.

We stopped at another overlook.

We stopped at another overlook.

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Our next stop along the route.

Our next stop along the route.

A very short walk to the overlook.

A very short walk to the overlook.

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

The trail is rocky.

Another view looking toward the gorge.

After taking in all the views, it was time to get back on the bikes. We stopped on the way out the park for a few more photos.

Picnic area with a view of the lake.

Picnic area with a view of the lake.

Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is a great place to spend the day.

Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park is a great place to spend the day.

From Fall Creek Falls we took 30 east, then 101 north which took us into Crossville.

We fueled up just outside of Crossville.

We fueled up just outside of Crossville.

From Crossville we traveled down 70 east.

We stopped at Crab Apple

We stopped at Crab Orchard for a quick photo.

70 east took us into Rockwood where we stopped for a quick break. We continued on 70 through Kingston, Lenoir City, and finally back to Knoxville.

There's Jeff and Cindy saying hello after a long day.

There’s Jeff and Cindy saying hello after a long day.

We got back home at 7:15pm and our total ride was 289 miles.

Here’s our video wrap up of the day:

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About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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