Virgin Falls Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sparta, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
good hike but very dry
Absolutely beautiful and amazing place, easy going in, hard going out. Well worth the time out takes!
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.
Love this hike! A little something for everybody!
one of the best trails I have ever hiked!...
Went there several years ago and it was awesome place to go
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.
Sprained my ankle and knee at the Laurel Falls point. Great, strenuous hike, but couldn't finish this time. Wouldn't recommend for children.
Hike down isn't too bad, legs were shaky and was ready to get to the falls. The hike out was pretty rough. With two 30 minute breaks and about and hour and a half at the waterfall, it took around 7 hours. (Decent pace). But really beautiful scenery. I would recommend working up to the hike.
This was an amazing trail. We went in mid-August, so there was not a lot of water, but the falls, and then the view from the top of the falls, were spectacular! Make sure you take the small trail to the top of the falls to enjoy the coolness of the cave up there!
Today was my first visit to Virgin Falls. I would consider this trail moderate to strenuous. The trail, in my option, is very rough- tons of rocks and roots . We did all the extra loops and Spurs and it came out to 10.8 miles(I highly recommend the sheep cave and upper falls spur). It did take a little over 6 hours to complete the hike. The upper creeks and first fall were dry. Virgin Falls was still gorgeous and well worth the hike. Make sure you take plenty of water, where adequate shoes and I wouldn't advise it for children. We completed our hike in a single day, camping would make it easier.
The trail has many scenic views of streams, cliffs, falls, and caves. There are many spots along the trail to stop and swim, or just cool off. Since it is a down and back trail, hiking back to the parking area is more difficult because a lot of the hike is up steap rocking terrain. Once again, I was very glad I had my trekking poles on this hike. I started around 7am and finished at about 12pm. I cooled off at the top of the falls for a few minutes before heading back. I suggest starting early if hiking during July and bring enough water.
also to get to roses cave drive to river go straight across fork hole head up stream on bee ck