Virgin Falls Trail

HARD 321 reviews

Virgin Falls Trail is a 8.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sparta, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

1 hour ago

This is an awesome hike. And Virgin Falls... oh em gee. Beautiful! ♡

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

trail running
3 days ago

Great trail with three waterfalls and a lot of chances for exploring around the Caney River. The out and back typically takes about six hours - the most strenuous section is from Laurel to Big Branch. Bob at the ranger station was extremely helpful, and recommended a trip to Welch’s Point about two miles down the road.

hiking
4 days ago

Well marked trail with blazes and signage. The incline on the way out can be bit strenuous depending on fitness level. I would recommend good footwear with tees as some steep parts of the path can get slick. Overall, beautiful views. Perfect for a day hike.

backpacking
9 days ago

LOVED this place! Very beautiful the whole trail! The hike in is good hiking the middle 2 miles out is strenuous but so worth it!

10 days ago

love this trail!! It's strenuous but oh so worth it.

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Really nice trail. beautiful caves and waterfalls. Looking forward to coming back and camping and exploring the rest.

hiking
22 days ago

backpacking
24 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

29 days ago

backpacking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

I did it with a 50 pound pack it was rough on the way back but was a beautiful trial

backpacking
1 month ago

Second time being here still a good trail somewhat tough in spots. Not a lot of water this time but it’s always good getting down to the Caney River to stay the night. Only downfall now is if you haven’t been in awhile make sure you call and make reservations if your staying over night. 3$ a night and a 5$ reservation fee. (423)-881-3297. But in all still a great trail.

backpacking
1 month ago

Love this trail! Beautiful and challenging, we camped for two nights by the falls. The top of the falls is an excellent water source for filtering, less precarious than trying to collect from the falls themselves.

1 month ago

Giving it a 5 because I think it would have been truly amazing has there been more water. There hasn’t been much rain, so water flow was low. This was a peaceful, albeit difficult hike.

hiking
1 month ago