Burgess Falls Trail

MODERATE 317 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
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

11 days ago

Great short trail. Beautiful waterfall views! Some of the viewings were closed due to flood damage today, but it was still worth visiting. Trail maintenance was excellent.

17 days ago

有几处瀑布,非常壮观。

22 days ago

Parts of the trail are currently closed.

walking
23 days ago

Very well maintained hiking/walking trail that offers spectacular views of waterfalls. We like it because it is a quick walk in very pretty setting.

hiking
1 month ago

My family had a great time. Hopefully they fix the couple destroyed viewing points. We want to go back when the water is down so we can swim at the bottom of the big fall!

hiking
1 month ago

This place was awesome. Almost didn’t go since the staircase to the bottom is closed but it was worth the drive out anyways. The water level was extra high and very impressive. I took my dog along and he seemed to enjoy the trail as well, we’ll be back!

walking
1 month ago

It has been really rainy and the trail was rather slick, but we really enjoyed the view. It was a little strenuous for my out of shape self and still managed to walk the trail in about an hour.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail itself is short but the falls are worth the trip. I was in awe. The Ranger gave me pointers on an even better hike nearby, said it’s all better come April. (It was rainy).

hiking
1 month ago

Nice little hike with some great views. Right now though the main overlook and the stairs to get down to the bottom of the main falls are closed. The hike is still worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun 1hr hike

2 months ago

Beautiful short easy trail along the river. Take your camera!

2 months ago

Was a really nice short hike this morning. Wouldn't consider it as moderate in my opinion. However, for some I'm sure it is because of the stairs and such. Very pretty scenery. Wonderful falls.

walking
2 months ago

Great trail! Quick hike in with some stairs. Walked both the trail by the river and the ridge trail which both end at the big falls. My knees aren’t the greatest and I was able to navigate both trails easily.

3 months ago

We didn’t realize just how much rain the area had received and the water was at flood stage. It was wild how noisy the water was and how you could hear large boulders tumbling beneath the current like thunder. One overlook was closed due to being heavily damaged. We took the hike to the base of the big falls for another stunning view. This was a short hike but there was a lot to see along the way.

hiking
4 months ago

Very short easy trail. My girl friend and I trekked this when two of the main observation points were down with no access. We managed to find our way down to each fall tho. If you enjoy waterfalls this place is beautiful. If staircase is still out to main falls you will have to climb down as we did. Beautiful and worth it.

4 months ago

Short and easy walk with a huge payoff! I wouldn't call this a hike but it's definitely worth going to just for the views. I'd say this place is pretty busy in the warm months. I was there in the winter and there were still quite a few people there.

hiking
4 months ago

Cool hike, lots of old power plant parts

4 months ago

Very fun short hike. Had a great couple hours exploring

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful views even with the stairs going down to the bottom of the falls being closed. Plenty of fish and wildlife to see . The water is cold year round . And plenty of bass to catch .

hiking
6 months ago

Very scenic trail. Perfect introductory trail for experiencing the best natural features at the edge of the plateau. Good afternoon excursion!

hiking
6 months ago

Great scenery! Easy to moderate difficulty, but worth the views! The stairs to get to the bottom of the waterfall were closed when I went due to structural damage but you can climb to the top of the waterfall and there is a good view from across the river!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful falls! Would definitely go again!

7 months ago

Easy trail, not too long. Portions are closed due to damage. Absolutely beautiful falls.

7 months ago

Great, though flood waters have damaged the portion of the trail leading Down to the base of the falls.

7 months ago

This place is beautiful. I use to come down here as a child and play in the falls and it's sad to see everything closed down with no swimming signs everywhere.

hiking
7 months ago

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!

hiking
8 months ago

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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

Short hike but beautiful views!

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