West Meade Waterfall

Located in a secluded cove off Jocelyn Hollow Road, West Meade Waterfall is a hidden gem not to be missed after a winter ice storm or a summer downpour.

The waterfall, headwaters to Richland Creek, flows directly into Jocelyn Hollow Creek and is surrounded by dozens of acres of mature forest.

Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation —  a nonprofit established two decades ago to protect natural and scenic land in Tennessee — purchased the waterfall in 2013.

Two years later, Metro Nashville took ownership and dedicated the property. The foundation still owns the surrounding four-acre property home Belle Forest Cave, a bat-inhabited cave located two forested ridges from the West Meade Waterfall.

If you want directions to and access permission for Belle Forest Cave, contact the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation at (615) 329-4441 or info@tenngreen.org.

However, the public is free to visit West Meade Waterfall at 404 Hathaway Court.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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