This is not to be confused with Piney Creek Falls in Falls Creek State Park. I will say this up front, this was one of the biggest disspointments of all the waterfalls I have seen. The reason for this is that I have seen some great pictures of the upper Piney Falls, but the trails are poorly marked and it is difficult to find you way and easy to get lost on your way out. Needless to say I never did find the correct split in the trial to get to the base of Upper Piney Falls, so I had to settle for a poor view of Lower Piney Falls and then a view form the top of Upper Piney falls. A more expierienced hiker and trial blazer might do better than I did, but i don't recommend this for the inexpierienced.
From I-40 take hey 27 South to Hwy 68 or from Ozone Falls take Hwy 70 east to Hwy 68. Take Hwy 68 North about 5 miles into Grandview and look for the sign to Piney Creek Natural Area and make a left. Travel about 1.5 miles to the pull off for the falls. The trail starts as a dirt utily road and curves into the woods. Hike this road a bit more than 1/4 mile until it ends at the sign for the trial loop. Hike to the right s short way to the top of Upper Piney Falls. Be careful near the edge. To get to lower Piney at the loop sign hike to the left, and this is where it gets interesting. There will eventually be a sign to Lower Piney Falls whihch a steep and slippery trail near the end. The view of the falls is poor as is evidenced by my lack of pictures. It is also easy to get disoriented and lost on your way out form the lower falls so pay attention on your way in. Some where on the trail to the lower falls is supposed to be a split that if you take to the right will take you to the base of Upper Piney Falls. Good luck, I never found the split and gave up. There is a way ther I just never found it, more information can be found at http://www.ncwaterfalls.com/upper_lower_piney_tn1.htm
As expected this falls has good potential but a difficulty of an 8 due to poor trial markings and slippery steep slopes. This is really for a more expierienced hiker.
Taken with 20D and 24-70L using B+W ND and CP filters. Processed in PS CS2 with Bibble Pro.