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.

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!

This was my first TN hike and finally got to do it again. Unfortunately we couldn't make it down to the bottom due to the stairs being out but still a lot of fun. We took the easy trail out and came back on the moderate to see the three waterfalls. Overall a very scenic hike that I can't wait to do again.

Loved this park! We were camping at Fall Creek Falls SP and had a rainy day, so we went to Nashville. On the way back that afternoon, decided to check out this park because we had seen pictures of the falls on the internet. The views here are amazing! Couldn't believe how big the falls and cascades here actually were! Got there about 2 hours before closing on a rainy Thursday, so there weren't many people there. Had plenty of time to hike out and back. Well worth the hour drive if you are staying in Fall Creek Falls SP.

Great tree covered trail, the base of the falls and the mid-level lookout were closed though due to repairs being needed (June 2017. )This leaves you with the lower and upper lookouts though. It's not safe to swim in the river for the majority of the trail, however there are few places to dip toes in if you have littles with you like I did.

hiking
19 days ago

Short walk to beautiful waterfalls, uphill hike with rocks & roots on trail. Heavy traffic.

hiking
26 days ago

It was short but really great for kids and all levels of experience and intensity. The playground was a plus for the kids.

It was short but really great for kids and all levels of experience and intensity. The playground was a plus for the kids.

hiking
1 month ago

It is a very nice little trail but quite short, only 45 minutes or so depending if you take a lot of pictures. There has been extensive damage to overlooks (leading to a massive pile of planks and nails lying discarded on the gravel road) so the central overlook is closed entirely as well as the path down from the level of the highest fall to its base. Some of the handrails are a little rickety but the path didn't seem very dangerous even hiking the day after rain. If they ever fix the closed sections I would probably upgrade it to 4 stars but it seems very unlikely. I also saw ZERO wildlife which was remarkable.

These views will blow your mind. Lots of traffic on the trail, was pretty muddy with the recent rains- but worth it for those falls views! Will definitely come back!

Beautiful Falls, current a few overlooks closed and trail to bottom of large falls due to flooding

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1 month ago