Burgess Falls Trail

MODERATE 149 reviews

Burgess Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baxter, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from January until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.6 miles 404 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

bridge out

over grown

From Sparta, Tennessee: intersection Hwy 70 & Hwy 111; go north on Hwy 111 to Hwy 135/County Hwy 1142; turn West to park.

hiking
20 hours ago

I live in waterfall paradise in Oregon & Washington but Burgess Falls are as spectacular as the ones we have at home. The hike is easy and provides great views and wonderful for photography. I have posted some photos from last year (Nov 2015) when the rains were falling hard and the water is running high and added more from last week (Nov 2016) during the drought and both versions are beautiful. The Park Rangers also had some corn snakes for everyone to get up close & personal with and they were colorful creatures as well. I will come back next year and praying the area gets the much needed rain to put out the local fires and add more H20 to the river.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice views of the waterfall

hiking
17 days ago

22 days ago

Do it !

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail. One of my favorites and the waterfall is spectacular. Sat beside it and enjoyed it for a long time before going back. Can't wait to hike this one again. So worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Super easy hike with an amazing view!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Water levels are low in the area right now. Only 1/3 of the Burgess Falls has water flowing over it. Access to the bottom of the falls is closed. Still it was a beautiful site. Park opens at 8:00 am and I would recommend being there when it opens to beat the crowds.

1 month ago

loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful water fall, only ranked it low because it was way too crowded! 300++ people. I would like to go back when it is less crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall. Not tough at all.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was very well maintained. Views are worth the drive. We will definitely go here again.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is NOT difficult! It's about as difficult as walking on your local greenway. Very short trail with a HUGE payoff. The falls are absolutely breathtaking. They advise to not scramble down to the base of the falls, though many people still do. You can enjoy the view of the falls from several different vantage points. Highly recommended.

3 months ago

Truly beautiful worthy of my time. Lots of people well traveled trails

3 months ago

Awesome waterfall with an easy hiking trail. The trail down to the base of the waterfall is still closed (8/16) but talking with the ranger they plan on rebuilding the staircase shortly.

hiking
4 months ago

Very mild trail that follows a river and passes several cascading waterfalls and overlooks. The main falls are spectacular and not to be missed. There are a few steps on the way but nothing too strenuous. The path down to the base of the falls was closed (3 July 2016) due to structural damage. There is a level gravel service road that leads back to the parking lot at the end. Overall easy hike with great views. Well worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

Loved it, very short. but beautiful, currently under construction...

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome great nature but unfortunately the big waterfall walk was closed

hiking
5 months ago

My mom and I took our dogs out here and we loved it! It has some steep parts to it but overall we thought it was more of a moderate hike.

6 months ago