A waterfall inside the cave?


The most amazing feature of the Ruby Falls cave is not in the many and varied formations which you can see, but rather in the large vertical shaft at the end of the main passage. A flowing underground stream falls from the very top of this shaft 145 feet into a pool on the floor of the cave. This large waterfall named Ruby Falls, after it’s founders wife is a remarkable testament to natures hidden beauties. Located 1120 feet underground, Ruby Falls’ size depends on area rainfall that soaks into the ground and flows through the mountain’s passages and over the waterfall. Natural springs also work to feed the waterfall year round so that even in times of heavy drought the waterfall never dries, although its size is affected. The water from Ruby Falls continues its journey through the mountain streams until it reaches the Tennessee River at the base of Lookout Mountain. ref: rubyfalls.com


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