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Best trails in Burgess Falls State Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Burgess Falls State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Burgess Falls State Park is located on the Falling Water River. The day-use park has four cascading waterfalls that fall approximately 250 feet! The area is rich with Native American history. The natural beauty of the park will take your breath away with its bluffs, narrow ridges, and mixed forest. The park is home to many species of flora and an abundance of wildlife. There is also a butterfly garden for visitors to enjoy. There are hiking trails in a variety of difficulties. Note that a round trip hike will require 18 creek crossings by cables and rock crossings. Weather may rise the creek and make crossings difficult. Come enjoy the waterfalls at Burgess Falls State Park!

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Map of trails in Burgess Falls State Park
Park information
275 acres
Park hours
8:00 am - dusk
8:00 am - dusk
8:00 am - dusk
8:00 am - dusk
8:00 am - dusk
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8:00 am - dusk
Top trails (1)
#1 - Burgess Falls Trail
Burgess Falls State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 32 m
Public Notice Ongoing: The staircase at the main falls is inaccessible. The overlook is accessible, but the stairs down to the main falls will remained closed until further notice.Show more