Virgin Falls Trail

HARD 258 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 rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

The falls and caves were absolutely beautiful! Most of the water at the beginning was dried up but the 2 big falls were very pretty. I would recommend hiking to virgin falls, camping there, and hiking back the next day. It was a little too strenuous for a one day trip.

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15 days ago

The last part of the trail on the way back is hump busting, but it is worth every step. The water falls are beautiful (especially Big Laurel and Virgin Falls) and the wading pools are filled with crystal clear water. It may be one of the most strenuous trails I have hiked, but it is certainly one of the most beautiful!

18 days ago

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22 days ago

Truly an amazing hike! God's grandeur is seen in every step! Big Laurel Falls is awesome- be sure to check out the cave the falls comes over. We played with the idea of turning back after that falls because, "how could it get better?" But Virgin falls is truly the jewel in this crown! Such a beautiful waterfall with incredible and majestic force!
The way back out is definitely more challenging but just be sure to give yourself plenty of time on this hike to check everything out!

24 days ago

tough trail.

25 days ago

Left around 9:30 am & finished the trail around 2 pm. Gorgeous waterfalls and caves. Listen to all of these comments- the climb out and back really is tough- but you'll be happy you did it.

hiking
28 days ago

28 days ago

Just did a two day hike, and camped at Virgin Falls. Great place for whole family to spend a weekend exploring waterfalls and caves

28 days ago

camping
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