Burgess Falls Trail

MODERATE 453 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, 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

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
muddy
7 days ago

Great day hike with kids. We did Burgess Falls trail and then Ridge Top trail. Didn’t take long at all but we saw beautiful views. It rained just minutes before so it was wet and muddy but really cool so we didn’t mind.

hiking
13 days ago

awesome little hike. new overlook is open and it's great

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail but main overlook closed. Series of falls as the river drops in elevation.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful falls. Fun for families. Would’ve been so cool to go down to the base of the falls if the stairs weren’t damaged!

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is fairly easy and a beautiful walk along side the river. The falls are beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this place, great playground for kids, easy hiking trails, beautiful overlook of waterfalls, and some spots to get your feet wet.

1 month ago

Love this park. we did the Ridge top trail last time to change up hike a tad. Good views.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice area, green and a shaded walk. The waterfalls get more impressive as you go. The trail down to the last waterfall was washed out when we were there. I think that last little bit of hiking would have made a big enough distance that it's sad to miss. Still a very nice hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike, made it down to the top of the fall. The steps to the bottom are closed but it is still and amazing view.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

Easy and very enjoyable walking trail. Was pretty busy on a Sunday but the views of the waterfall were worth it. The stairs were still out due to flooding and looks like they will be for some time.

hiking
bridge out
1 month ago

The trail is well taken care of and has a couple of waterfall viewings along the way. The last waterfall is huge and has a nice overlook area. Sadly, the stairs leading to the base of this one are closed and have been for a while. Still worth going to for the overlook areas.

1 month ago

Beautiful views while being easy to hike. Unfortunately the stairs to the base of the fall str washed out.

1 month ago

Beautiful falls!! We went the strenuous way back down from the look out so we could get even closer to the fall! The stairs, as on any trail, in my opinion are brutal, but definitely worth it!

hiking
2 months ago

Stairs to the base of the falls and one lookout are closed due to damage.

2 months ago

awesome hike very beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing moderate hike with 3 incredible falls and many rapids. The falls get bigger the farther you go, so don’t spend too much time up top! The Bug Falls at the end of the trail is breathtaking, providing both and overlook and falls top access. The final descent is closed h fortunately, hopefully it’ll reopen soon! Take your time here and soak it all in! EPCOT level rating for sure :)

hiking
bridge out
2 months ago

Amazing views of the waterfalls. The upper viewing deck of the middle falls and stairs to the base of last waterfall are broke and and closed due to flood damage.

hiking
2 months ago

Return visit with family. Great falls, one of the best and it is a must see, a destination. Short hike but big reward

hiking
2 months ago

The water was running high with recent rains. The falls were amazing

hiking
3 months ago

Great little trail with amazing views! My dogs loved it and there are small spots with shallow water for them. The stairs down to the bottom of the falls are still out but the views from the overlook are still worth the trip.

hiking
3 months ago

Nicely groomed trails with great views. Would recommend this hike to anyone.

hiking
3 months ago

We weren’t sure what to expect from this short hike but it definitely delivered more than anticipated.

Absolutely spectacular waterfall. The hike is short and the Falls are magnificent. There are smaller falls along the trail but the big one at the end are well worth the drive and hike.

hiking
3 months ago

What an amazing hike! All of the falls are visible from the observation points! They are truly amazing! I loved the short hike!

Really nice trail. I would consider the trail an easy one if it wasn't for the stairs to get to the top of the final waterfall. You are unable to reach the bottom of the final fall currently due to damage sustained during flooding.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike with a lot of scenic views along the way to the main falls

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful Hike. It's been a lot longer than I had realized since I was last there, I remember being able to go down the stairs to the bottom then. It's too bad that you can't do that anymore, but it's still a very beautiful area.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this trail and the multiple falls along the way. Not difficult, but there is some elevation.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike! There was lots of water but you could still go down to the top of the biggest waterfall. The stairs to the bottom are still closed.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy easy hike with cool waterfalls.

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