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Virgin Falls Trail

Sparta, TN

Virgin Falls Trail is a 7.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sparta, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Recent Reviews

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
12 days ago

hiking
2 Completed3 Reviews

nice trail too many restrictions and people go up be yes co to see old Indian bluffs

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
21 days ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Enjoyable stroll around the lake - easy walk with no notable changes in elevation. Not the most scenic trail and narrow in spots but clearly marked and quiet even on the weekends. Good for dogs who can get water from nearly every point on the trail.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
1 month ago

hiking
17 Completed4 Reviews

went with the church youth group. Good for an afternoon hike. Not the most scenic trail I've hiked, but good for groups with varying experience or for a casual hike.

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
1 month ago

hiking
3 Completed3 Reviews

I only covered a small section but it was gorgeous! The bridge beauty contrasts the natural beauty of the woods and water.

on Cumberland Trail - Grassy...
6 months ago

hiking
3 Completed2 Reviews

Steep ascent from the Grassy Cove trailhead, but beautiful scenery of valleys below (winter viewing) upon arrival at the top. While trail is blazed (white), trail splits and intersections with nearby private property boundaries are not well marked or posted.

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
6 months ago

birding
1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike with kids. Toward the end kids were ready to be done but had a blast.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
8 months ago

hiking
5 Completed3 Reviews

The Pioneer Loop was a very enjoyable hike. It was very quite and serene. The trail was beautiful, but there were no amazing views. Of course, in late October the trees were amazing. Most of the hike was close to the water. The first part of the trail has many roots and rocks. We will hike again.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
9 months ago

hiking
12 Completed5 Reviews

Nice, scenic trail around Byrd Lake and its tributary streams. I would rate this moderate, rather than easy because of the roughness of the trails. They are really well maintained, but they have lots of twisty roots and rocks throughout the trail. That's part of what makes it fun, but if someone sees "Easy" and starts out in street shoes and thinks it will be like walking a city sidewalk, they would be mistaken. With that caveat, loved this hike. We went the whole 6+ miles, but the short loop cuts the hike pretty much in half, so if you are fading or this was not the easy jaunt you expected you can loop back (crossing the maybe 100 foot swinging bridge) or you can turn around and enjoy the hike back overlooking the lake. Didn't see any wildlife except for the ubiquitous squirrels and several Mallard ducks. Great fall colors and temps in low 70s made for a great few hours.

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
9 months ago

hiking
12 Completed5 Reviews

A quick note: There is no entry or use fee for Cumberland Mountain State Park. These trails are well maintained and very well marked with different color slash marks for the different trails.

This was quite an easy trail, but take note of reviewers' comments about ankle twisters. If you have a tendency to sprained ankles best hike wearing high tops. The rocks and roots don't detract from the scenery; just be careful. The view of the dam/bridge from below is fantastic and well worth the short, steep climb. Fall colors were showing off with a nice sunshiny day and temps about 70 degrees. I hike with forearm crutches and did not find the trail difficult. My phone malfunctioned so I couldn't record yesterday's hike, but we are doing a different hike at Cumberland Mountain State Park today and will get this one.

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
11 months ago

hiking
8 Completed6 Reviews

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
11 months ago

hiking
23 Completed11 Reviews

A great little walk through nature in Crossville, TN. Never too crowded.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
1 year ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

We did the 5 mile trail with a 5 and 7 year old. Well kept trails. Good hike.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
1 year ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

good trail took a few wrong turns and made a 5.5 mile hike a 7.05 mile hike... human error aside it is a beautiful hike with a swinging bridge and a relaxing water fall and a blissful river

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
1 year ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Hiked this trail with my boys. It was a nice long hike, lots of beautiful scenery. a few places to stop and rest or eat. we will hike this one again.

on Cumberland Trail - Grassy...
1 year ago

30 Completed22 Reviews

on Cumberland Trail - Grassy...
2 years ago

hiking
23 Completed22 Reviews

The trail is not great but the waterfall is breathtaking. Beautiful place to see.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
2 years ago

hiking
6 Completed4 Reviews

Hiked the short loop section of the trail with the kids. The side of the trail on the restaurant-side of the lake is very narrow and grown in and not much to see. After crossing the suspension bridge, the opposite side is fantastic with lots of places for the kids to explore and climb and several small waterfalls.

on Pioneer Short Loop / Pion...
2 years ago

hiking
23 Completed11 Reviews

It is a 5.55 round trip if you do the Pioneer regular trail, but only 2 miles if you do the Short loop. The Long loop is spectacular if you have the time to go on it. The trail takes you to a beautiful, almost 100 year old stone arch single bridge (Deep Draw) and to many caves/ bluffs that could have once housed Native Americans. It also takes you to "Fat Man's Squeeze" which is a pretty interesting rock formation. On the way back, do not cross back over the swinging bridge but keep going on the trail, and you will pass beautiful creeks and a mini-waterfall if the water is at a good level. Trail is perfect for dogs!

on Byrd Lake, Cumberland Pla...
2 years ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

There are 2 Byrd trails. One is Byrd Lake Trail, which is around Byrd Lake. The other one is Byrd Creek Trail. This one is starts off on the far side of the bridge, on the right, from the visitor center. This trail starts off with Cumberland Plateau trail for a 1/2 mile, and you will come to a kiosk with a map of the trails. If you go right, you will end up back at the bottom of the cumberland damn/bridge, which is just a short 1 mile hike. From the bottom of the bridge, it is a short but almost straight up climb.
If you want a longer hike, turn left at the kiosk and that will be the Byrd Creek Trail that takes you along the creek and then back to the visitor center. I did that hike and then went back and did the full 1 mile Cumberland Plateau Trail for a nice 3 mile hike.

on Cumberland Trail - Grassy...
2 years ago

hiking
35 Completed15 Reviews

Tried to walk this trail from jewett rd side and it was so poorly marked we lost the trail and ended up in linary, going to try it again soon from the grassy cove side