We need to take advantage of the warm weather we're having and get outside. While you have some downtime, making a summertime bucket list should be on your things to do so you can get excited for what's to come. You can take this short trail in Tennessee to a great surprise at the end. 

Northrup Falls Trail in Jamestown, Tennessee is about 1.3 miles round trip and rated easy to moderate. You're more than welcome to bring your furry friend, but remember to keep them on a leash. 

It's completely free to visit, which makes this spot even better than it already is. All you need to bring is some snacks and maybe a bathing suit and you'll be all set. 

The hike will lead through an oak-hickory forest that might throw you for a loop, but trust the trail and follow through and you'll be led to the right spot. 

Following the trail, it'll take you to the bottom of a more than 60-foot-tall* waterfall that plunges into a turquoise pool you'll want to dip your feet into.

Once you make it through the forest, you'll hear the waterfall and will even get a little sneak peek of it before you make it to the bottom. 

The free-falling waterfall will make your jaw drop and you might find yourself staring at it in awe. There are many large boulders you can hop across to get to the perfect spot to view the falls. 

You can even take the trail around the back of the waterfall and hang out there as well. It makes for great pictures and is the perfect way to cool off. 

Northrup Falls 

Price: Free

Address: 2552 Northrup Falls Rd., Jamestown, TN

Why You Need To Go: This short trail will take you to an impressive waterfall you can walk behind. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

*This story has been updated.