Foster Falls

From Nashville, take I-24 East and exit at Monteagle (U.S. 41, TN 150). Continue through Tracy City toward Jasper, Tennessee, for about eight miles to the Foster Falls entrance on the right.

From Chattanooga, take I-24 West, over Nickajack Lake, toward Jasper. Exit onto TN 28, then exit again into the town of Jasper proper. Follow signs for TN 150 / US 41 toward Tracy City. Follow TN 150 to the top of the plateau, passing the Mountain Mart on the left. Proceed for three miles to the Foster Falls entrance on the left.

The trail begins at the parking lot and passes under the dining pavilion. At this point, the trail splits and a choice must be made.

If you wish to get a stunning view of Foster Falls, as well as easier access to the farthest climbing areas, then go right along the top of the falls, to cross a metal foot bridge. (This is the Fiery Gizzard Trail, which goes to Grundy Forest State Natural Area.) Continue along the trail, following white blazes, past the falls overlook, for about _ mile to Climber Access Trail #1. This trail intersects the cliff between the Dihedrals and Jimmywood. Continue further to Climber Trail #2, which intersects the cliff between the Rehab Slab and the Snatch Wall.

Alternately, from the parking lot, walk past the pavilion and bear left along the powerline cut, for about 200 yards. Look for a sign directing you to the base of the falls. Scamper down and right next to the end of a stone wall, and continue down to the creek. Cross a footbridge, and bear left to the cliff base. Continue along the base for about 500 yards, to the White Wall.

The South Entrance: From Spencer, Tennessee, take TN 111 south, to the park entrance on the left. From Dunlap, take US 127 north to TN 8. Soon, TN 8 turns into TN 111, and you will see the entrance on your right.