the sequatchie

Discover the pristine source of the Sequatchie River’s beauty. 

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Located inside Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Scenic Trail State Park. 

Experience the natural beauty of the Sequatchie River’s origins right here in Pikeville, TN. Surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Cumberland Plateau, this serene spot allows you to witness the convergence of streams and springs that give birth to the Sequatchie River. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this vital water source as it begins its journey through the Sequatchie Valley. Whether you’re an avid nature enthusiast, a curious traveler, or simply seeking a peaceful escape, visiting the head of the Sequatchie River offers a unique opportunity to connect with the natural wonders that shape our environment.

see its natural Beauty

Experience the leisurely yet invigorating Falcon Warrior Trail, a serene half-mile pathway commencing at the very source of the Sequatchie River’s birth. This river emerges as the sole natural water outlet from the pristine Grassy Cove to the north, shaped by the unique karst landscape. Along the Falcon Warrior Trail, you’ll be treated to a gentle journey that leads to an overlook of Devilstep Hollow Cave and guides you past Sherrill Cemetery—resting place of Cumberland County’s inaugural sheriff, Craven Sherrill, a descendant of Katherine “Bonnie Kate” Sherrill, wife of John Sevier.