Burgess Falls Trail

MODERATE 241 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.

hiking
4 days 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!

hiking
6 days ago

6 days 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.

7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

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.

12 days ago

14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

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
18 days ago

24 days ago

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

hiking
25 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.

hiking
30 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.

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.

1 month 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!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago