Monthly Hiking Group focused on mental and physical health.
Machine Falls at Short Springs is a 420-acre natural area located in Coffee County approximately three and a half miles northeast of Tullahoma. The natural area provides excellent contrast between the Highland Rim and Central Basin geology and vegetation. When descending along the Machine Falls trail, a visitor can observe exposed black Chattanooga shale at mid-slope, which is a formation that delineates the Central Basin from the Highland Rim. Thickets of mountain laurel grow on the upper slopes under a dry oak-hickory forest canopy that is characteristic of Highland Rim vegetation. The lower slopes and riparian areas along Bobo Creek support towering sycamore, buckeye, magnolia, beech, and tulip poplar trees with a rich shrub layer and herbaceous cover.
Meeting Time: 8:30am for 8:45 am prompt start.
Distance: 3+ miles takes about 90 minutes. Participants are welcomed to complete 1 mile.
Pets are ALLOWED on the trails.
Further information about the meet up location and parking at the park will be provided to your email after registration is completed!
*By registering, you agree and absolve Kindness Connects Us Therapy Services from any responsibility if you have an accident during your hike.
No matter who you are and where you come from there are so many mental health and physical health benefits to hiking: reduces stress, calms anxiety, and boost your mood, and improves your outlook. The Experience includes: 1-3 mile hike, lots of fun, learn practical mindfulness techniques, and connect with community.
All fitness levels welcomed.