Burgess Falls Trail

MODERATE 258 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.

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5 days 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.

hiking
9 days ago

19 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.

22 days 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.

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22 days ago

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26 days ago

Short hike but beautiful views!

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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.