Burgess Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baxter, Tennessee 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.
It was nice
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.
Nice views of the waterfall
Do it !
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.