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We went in the middle of October the hike wasn’t to bad but the waterfall is totally worth it we’re from Missouri and we had a blast.

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing hike.

We had a little trouble finding the trail head at first, but finally got there. The gravel drive to the tail head threw us a little. The trail head isn't much more than a dirt patch with a mud puddle in the middle so we just parked where we could. No signage but the trail is well maintained and obvious. We hiked up the north side first and there are some sections that are harder than I thought we'd encounter, but overall I'd say moderate is a good description of the trail. The double falls are beautiful and well worth the hike. We came back the south trail which runs along the creek/river and it was so nice. The sound of the water, the fall colors, the smell of the forest, it was awesome. The trail was well marked on that side too. The hike felt longer than described and another person told us it was a little over 4 miles. My husband and I are 58 and 56 and had no problems.

walking
2 days ago

Beautiful trail for a leisurely stroll! I’ve been on this trail numerous times and I am always in awe of the scenery.!

Love this trail. Great challenge, but not too difficult.

This trail was amazing. The overlooks are the best part. Make sure to keep going and go down to Fall Creek Falls to the base of the falls. All of it together makes for a wonderful day.

hiking
8 days ago

Probably one of the more impressive waterfalls I've seen. It's easy to lose the trail in between Virgin Falls and Sheep's Cave, so heads-up. I did this on a Thursday morning, and I only saw a handful of people the whole time. I had my dog with me, and we stopped at each waterfall for a bit, so it took me 5 or 6 hours.

This is a strenuous hike. lots of rocks and boulders. if you love water falls this trail has plenty of falls.

First 1.5 miles of trail is a wide limestone gravel pathway with a slight incline. This portion of the trail is heavily utilized by a diverse and abundant group through out the day. The rushing creek is a very calming feature that is show cased through out the trail prior to the creek crossing. A feature that is not so prominent is a natural fountain on the left side of the creek before you reach the 3/4 mile marker. The waterfall just beyond the 1 mile mark is another highlight of the trek. The footing at the waterfall is a wet crossing. You can dry navigate this area by staying left and on the rocks, however choosing this route places the not so steady on their feet in an awkward footing situation and impedes traffic.
The trail beyond the creek crossing is moderate-hard there are multiple downed trees that you will have to navigate. The footing is rocky with some muddy passages. The width of the trail is clear for single passage as this appears to be a previous logging/fire road. The incline is moderate to semi- steep. Trail is not marked beyond the creek crossing.
Overall a fantastic trail that is conveniently located.

This is a easy trail. wide and clear path and beautiful mountain lake. mostly level walking with small grades.

hiking
13 days ago

Falls was well worth the hike. Being from Michigan where it is flat, I was pretty tired the last half of the hike on the way out as I was not used to the up and down. Was not as in shape as I thought either. Lol. Also did some geocaching along the way. Very much enjoyed this hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked this trail to see fall foliage and we weren’t disappointed. It was gorgeous and we got many beautiful pictures. The forest was ablaze with color and the falls were a treat. Trail is easy to follow. Saw a snake on the way back. I think it was a garter snake.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike. Well worth it when you get to the top and see the falls.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike - behind an 82' waterfall!

hiking
20 days ago

beautiful beautiful beautiful

backpacking
20 days ago

The main to and from Virgin Falls is traveled a lot. I went backpacking on a rainy day and I passed 12 or so day hikers. The trail is rocky in portions and this trail is moderate, not sure why the trail is rated hard rating. "People" not backpackers, just can not leave TRASH at the falls, just plain lazy! I have found that short hikes, less than 10mile one way, are like this.

Great trail - some of the best views in TN.

hiking
23 days ago

Fun trail. There can be a creek crossing after a decent rain.

camping
24 days ago

We really enjoyed this trail and falls was gorgeous at the end!! Several of the camp sites were occupied but we were told of a couple alternate locations. The hike is fairly strenuous on the way back as most of it is uphill. We chose to set up camp earlier in the trail to reduce weight for the rest of our hike. Numerous places for swimming holes (if it were warm weather). Definitely coming back again!

hiking
26 days ago

Just hiked to the falls and back, very easy hike and the falls are nice.

Nice trail! Not too hard, good length, and an abundance of nature!

hiking
27 days ago

Lots of beautiful falls to see in a short distance.

Great hike and beautiful falls. Well worth it.

Don’t go during hunting season! Had planned to hike from the trailhead to Welch’s Point and back. Closed for hunting events. Soooo we heeded the warnings. Parked and did the short trek to Welch’s. Plan B - back to Virgin Falls trailhead. Did a 5 mile loop out to Martha’s Pretty Point. ‘‘Twas a great great day!

Super easy 40 min each way to the falls. Went with two boys 7 & 10 yrs of age

There are no views.... only cell towers.

A walk in the park. Only a very beautiful park. A sunny day mid 60’s. Had the entire trail in and out to myself.

Tough but nice. Technical in many places. The campsites were awesome.

It was a great trip!
we went South to start, did river crossing 1st and 2nd day, hiked falls spur 2nd day without packs, climbed 1400 ft 3rd day. North end from spur to parking lot going east, I didn't like that part. But I'm not in the best of shape, that s*** straight up folks! Trails were mostly easy to see at river crossing, just gotta look for blue (mostly-some white) blazes across the river.

Fantastic hike featuring two major waterfalls: Cane Creek Falls and Fall Creek Falls. Also several gorge overlooks. Hardest part is the Base of the Falls Trail, which is steep and/or rocky for most of its distance. Start at the Nature Center for an extra Cane Creek Falls view and an extra adventure: walking over a high, swaying suspension bridge. Overall, best hike at the best park in central TN.

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