The Walls of Jericho
Footage of a Family Hike from Aerial Hiking
Nashville videographer Michael Mitchell spends many of his weekends hiking the South Cumberland plateau with his family, and taking spectacular drone footage of the rugged, rocky terrain that characterize that part of our region.
This past February, Michael and family visited the Walls of Jericho, a little-known natural treasure that straddles the Tennessee/Alabama border.
The Walls of Jericho contain the headwaters for the Paint Rock River, one of the Southeast's last free-flowing streams. the 21,453-acre tract connects to a 60,000-acre system of protected lands in the South Cumberland Plateau. Learn more about the Walls of Jericho.
Dan Jacobson, Thrive Regional Partnership Trustee, at the Walls of Jericho
Hiking to the Walls of Jericho is not for beginners or anyone with health issues. The trek down to the falls and back up to the gorge is a challenge. But for the hardy and adventurous, the hike will bring you close to the heart of the Cumberland Mountains.
The Thrive 2055 Natural Treasures Initiative group hiked to the Walls of Jericho in 2015