Burgess Falls State Natural Area, located in Middle Tennessee, lies on the eastern edge of Tennessee's Highland Rim adjacent to the Cumberland Plateau and is noted for its natural beauty. Sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest, characterize this area. The Falling Water River drops approximately 250 feet, providing numerous waterfalls, breathtaking scenery and overlooks. The park is home to over 300 species trees and plants and an abundance of wildlife. Park visitors can visit the large Native Butterfly Garden located adjacent to the upper parking lot.

What an incredible day we spend, my husband and I have given ourselves the task of knowing the nature more serca and every Sunday we will be visiting places and uploading photos of nature that God gave us!

The end waterfall was stunning. It was a nice stroll down to the falls and it was worth it. It was huge and breathtaking up close.

22 days ago

We traveled the service road but probably could have done the trail at the same speed. The falls are amazing to see. At the overlook, we went down to the waters above the falls. Tons of shells. Not super water-play friendly but fun just the same. Also, from the parking lot, we took a short trail to the first falls and saw the old wood bridge (not accessible and not usable). This is a great trail/area for younger families because they also have a playground. You could make a day of it if you pack a lunch.

Absolutely breath taking views! The trail to the last outlook is easy. Hiking down to the top of the falls is pretty steep but doable and most certainly worth it! Unfortunately the staircase to the bottom of the falls was under renovations and we were unable to access it. Overall it's it worth the stop. We did the hike in a little under an hour with stops to enjoy the scenery. And it's only about 15 mins off hwy 40.

Short hike but beautiful views!

on Burgess Falls Trail

1 month ago

It was really fun, with the kids playing in the water! Very good day trip!

Gorgeous falls!! Can't wait til they the fix stairs so we can get to the bottom of these falls.

hiking
1 month ago

The path is very well marked and maintained. Not too grueling but there is a steep drop to the top of the falls and when the conditions are right there is a metal stairway to the bottom. Today it was closed due to damage from the latest storms. I came over and did a quick hike on this trail after hiking Window Cliffs. Was a nice trip. I will come back and do the hike to the bottom of the falls. There is some incredible views.

Fairly easy trail with beautiful views of several falls. The Burgess Falls at the end is worth the trip. Water levels are high this year so the falls are raging.

Beautiful place! Which they would fix the stair case to the bottom.

great hike even through the rain. Some structures (stair case and an outlook) were closed but it still didn't effect our experience. Amazing views! Can't wait to go back and swim!