Burgess Falls Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baxter, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

over grown

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.

hiking
4 days ago

I love this waterfall. I hope they restore the stairwell to get to the bottom. That was my favorite part & I'm sad it's been down for so long.

hiking
5 days ago

Originally there was a metal staircase down to the base of the falls, but now you can only access the top. Easy hike, but sad that the bottom of the falls is no longer accessible because that was the best part.

hiking
11 days ago

Absolutely beautiful from beginning to end. Burgess Falls is stunning. Pictures do not do it justice. Hike itself is short but strenuous with lots of stairs and inclines/declines.

hiking
closed
11 days ago

Better get there early, tried to go sat 5/16 after Window Cliff Falls and the officer had it closed off due to being at maximum capacity for parking and distancing.

nature trips
12 days ago

These falls are gorgeous! I would call this moderate for some, due to inclines/stairs, but definitely easy to follow! We went on a Saturday, and it was very crowded.... Only need about an hour to 1 1/2 hours to do all the trails...do not forget the short loop trail (maybe 1/4 mile) at the top that overlooks the cliff.

hiking
closed
12 days ago

Pretty easy and scenic hike. There’s railing and stairs all the way to the bluff of the falls. Only reason I’m giving 4 stars is because there’s no way (there was a trail down 7 years ago, last time I was there) down to the base or at least we couldn’t figure out how the people down there is kayaks got there. The original trail down was taken down.

hiking
17 days ago

Great view of the waterfall. Simply amazing to see what this world has to offer. The trail was pretty easy to trek. I’m middle aged and pretty decent shape and had no problem. Well worth the trip. Must see

hiking
1 month ago

The steps have been removed and there is no longer access to the base of the falls, per the park office.

easy hike to overlook. Can't get to bottom of falls the trail is roped off

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty crowded. Nice for kids and dog. A couple places were steep. Beautiful views of falls. Path to bottom of falls closed due to damage from flooding . 1 hour leisurely hike. Good photo spots. Playground and bathroom at parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

I went a while back and it was SO beautiful. Definitely worth the 2 hour drive.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Incredible waterfall that is worth seeing! The trail was really crowded and this tends to be a busy place, so I wouldn’t endeavor on this trail if you’re looking for peace and quiet. Outside of that it’s an easy hike to the falls. There are also some beautiful views of the hills.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail! Great for Children!

2 months ago

Walkway was narrow lots of flowers starting to bloom. Not difficult at all, kid and dog friendly. Falls were muddy and roaring from all the rain. Lots of damage everywhere that still hasn't been fixed disappointing. Can't access the bottom of the falls that is supposed to be the best place to view. Definitely want to come back when in the late spring hopefully when the falls are not muddy and leaves are on the trees.

very short and beautiful! dog friendly and great views. It is March 11th 2020 so it was a little wet but still good. we didn't get muddy.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice short walk for the family. Beautiful waterfalls, but it can be crowded.

hiking
flooded
muddy
3 months ago

I've had my eye on this gem for about a year now and I finally made the time to go during the nonstop rain and now kinda regret the 4 hour drive I made. The flooding and Rapids have the water a muddy mess and it doesn't make for beautiful pictures like I had intented. I plan to revisit this fall in the near future to make up for my poor choice of hiking days.

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorites!!

Awesome

hiking
4 months ago

Super beautiful and easy trail. Only one or two moderately difficult parts to the trail. Have the option of going down to the top of falls area but it’s closed past just the top. No access to bottom of falls. The rainbows on the falls are my favorite!

hiking
5 months ago

Several places to see the falls. Only hard part were the steps that lasted forever (: beautiful

hiking
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail to several falls along the river. Staircase to bottom of the main falls is still out but there is a trail to take you to the top of that staircase from the main overlook.

hiking
bridge out
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

stairs down are out

hiking
6 months ago

Marked as strenuous but only in a few spots. Has handrails. Trails are good and top trail is handicap accessible. Stairs to bottom of falls are closed. But the views from above the falls are absolutely amazing. Highly recommend seeing them.

hiking
closed
flooded
6 months ago

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