Kahuna Falls, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, USA.
Kahuna Falls, in Bald River Gorge Wilderness, Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee, USA. Directions: from the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in the town of Tellico Plains in Monroe County, TN, drive 4.5 miles east on the Cherohala Skyway (SR-165 or TN 165); then turn right on Tellico River Road (FS Road 210) for 7 miles to see Bald River Falls from an overpass and limited parking area. At the upper end of the parking lot, walk on FS Trail 88 a short way (upstream of Bald River Falls) to see Kahuna Falls and Bald River Cascades. Beware not to touch the bark of the Poison Sumac trees (Toxicodendron vernix, not pictured) along the stream here -- hugging my inner elbow onto their trunks to lean out for these photos gave me a badly swollen skin rash for 3 weeks! This panorama was stitched from 3 overlapping photos. During the early 1900s, the forests of the Bald River and Tellico River basins were almost completely logged by the Babcock Lumber Company. The present Tellico River Road was built on the old logging railroad bed built by Babcock.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download