Burgess Falls Trail

MODERATE 229 reviews

Burgess Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baxter, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from January until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
232 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

blowdown

bridge out

over grown

From Sparta, Tennessee: intersection Hwy 70 & Hwy 111; go north on Hwy 111 to Hwy 135/County Hwy 1142; turn West to park.

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 day ago

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

hiking
8 days 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.

8 days ago

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!

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15 days ago

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

15 days ago

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19 days ago

This trail is moderately hard but, short. This was our first trail since getting back into the game, so a good one to start off with. The Fall is absolutely amazing.

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27 days ago

Great short trail. Would be 5 stars if they'd fix the spiral stairs at the end so you could go down to the bottom of the falls again. Great trail to take the pup.

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Very pretty views! The stairs down to the big falls are not open right now, nor is the first overlook. Definitely pretty though!

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