Burgess Falls

Sparta, Tennessee 38583

Burgess Falls

Burgess Falls Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This destination is more than just one waterfall, though 136-foot Burgess Falls is clearly the jewel in the “triple crown” that also includes roaring Middle Falls and cascading Upper Falls. A fine trail leads along the aptly named and voluminous Falling Water River, culminating in a drop to the misty base of Burgess Falls. An alternate return route makes a loop hike possible.

Burgess Falls State Natural Area stakes claim to this parcel of the Falling Water River, where a scenic stretch of water drops over 250 feet, creating three major cataracts and a host of lesser cascades in less than a mile’s distance. Protected for over four decades, this natural area was one of the Volunteer State’s first designated and protected environmental havens."

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Trail Information

Sparta
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Burgess Falls State Park, 4000 Burgess Falls Dr., Sparta, TN 38583, (931) 432-5312, www.tnstateparks.com
Local Contacts
Burgess Falls State Park; USGS Burgess Falls
Local Maps

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Dec 2018