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.
dogs on leash
From Sparta, Tennessee: intersection Hwy 70 & Hwy 111; go north on Hwy 111 to Hwy 135/County Hwy 1142; turn West to park.
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.
Super easy hike with an amazing view!
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.
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.
Gorgeous waterfall. Not tough at all.
The trail was very well maintained. Views are worth the drive. We will definitely go here again.
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.
Truly beautiful worthy of my time. Lots of people well traveled trails
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.
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!
Loved it, very short. but beautiful, currently under construction...
Awesome great nature but unfortunately the big waterfall walk was closed
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.
this trail and waterfall are both amazing
not much to see since 2 overlooks to falls are closed.
Sounds like this trail has seen better days.
We visited about a week ago and most of the approach to the falls was closed due to damage. With closures, there's only about a ~0.5-0.75mi. little stroll with few good views of the falls. Definitely not worth a visit until repairs are made.