by Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll (Falcon Guides)
The trail into Virgin Falls is a favorite among backpackers inTennessee because of the abundance of sights along the trail. Not only do you get the spectacular Virgin Falls, but also Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave Falls, and a great overlook of the Caney Fork Gulf up on Martha’s Pretty Point.
The trail does lend itself to backpacking—at almost 9 miles round-trip, it makes for a strenuous day hike, so that a lot of hikers just stretch the hike out to two days and more fully enjoy the area.
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