The falls are absolutely beautiful, probably even more beautiful if we had some rain! My kids and I went on this hike and it's a lot of up hills and down hills, but it is worth it. Lots of spots to explore and venture into! But the falls is the main beauty of this hike❤️️loved it!!! Probably going to back in spring to camp next time
Great trail, not too difficult in my opinion. It took us 1 hour 20 minutes in and we spent about 20 minutes at the falls, then it took us 1 hour 50 minutes out. The trail is really well marked with white plastic blazers and additional wooden and laminated paper signage that makes it easy to navigate.
Phillip G. on Virgin Falls Trail
It was a really nice hike it being dry had all the falls down to a trickle but was expected. The overlook trail at Martha's pretty place was the highlight of the trail.
Okay.... so my friend and I decided to do Welches Point first since it was really quick and we will never go back. I don't know if it was the 12 mile gravel road, the fact that we didn't see one person anywhere or the fact that we heard funky noises throughout the woods the whole time... but it was creepy. Don't go here alone! And send someone your location to be safe.
Unless you've been hiking before, I wouldn't suggest this one as a first time hike. It's personally one of my favorite trails in TN! It has a lot to offer as far as scenery- the overlook, a few different falls (Virgin Falls being the main one), some caves, and a river. The hike back up is quite the workout but it's a great day hike or even a good spot to camp overnight. I've done both and loved it!!
Wonderfu! The river is dry And because of that some falls that you could see on the way to Virgin falls are dry. It took me 2 hours to get there and 2 hours to come back but some hikers told me is a 3-4 hours hike back because is up hill. The Virgin Falls have water and is amazing ! I love it! Is a little hard hike but I would do it again! My GPS couldn't get me to the parking lot but I kept driving straight on that unpaved road and I found. Info about cascade and hike are few steps inside the trail. Enjoy
One of the most beautiful hikes we've done in middle or east TN. Lots of bear activity, and a great workout coming back from the falls. Only downside is that the trail was a downward slope before it took you uphill. For me, that meant my legs hadn't warmed up to stabilize my knees and ankles so I walked away pretty sore.
We went this past weekend and had a great time! We had originally planned on camping at Big Laurel but ended up going to Caney Fork and it was not a disappointment! I was very glad that we had decided to camp because we are new to this and the hike in wasn't too bad but the hike out wore us out! All around great trip with very clean trails.