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Virgin Falls State Natural Area

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Rugged Beauty!

This is my favorite day hike. Water everywhere and simply an amazing trail. Be prepared with hiking... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Leah F
So beautiful

My husband and I left our kids at home and hiked for the weekend. We decided to do Virgin Falls... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Madison, Alabama
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Scotts Gulf road, Sparta, TN 38583
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great trails , a great deal of it along a large creek with boulders.one fairly short trail goes to an unbelievable rock overlook -you can see for miles.no supplies out there so pack in water and snacks etc.we love this place and come often.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is my favorite day hike. Water everywhere and simply an amazing trail. Be prepared with hiking boots and a way to filter or sanitize water. I generally carry 2 Nalgene's full and then fill another from the waterfalls on the hike back. I went...More

1  Thank Leah F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My husband and I left our kids at home and hiked for the weekend. We decided to do Virgin Falls our last day. It was an amazing hike! The scenery was beautiful, the hike was challenging, but not too difficult, and the falls were gorgeous!...More

2  Thank abneyt
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Hiked the trail with my two teenage sons. It rained about 70% of our hike which made some of it very slippery and muddy but we were cautious. Took us about 6 hours although we had a picnic lunch at the falls and I stopped...More

1  Thank S B
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I read all of the reviews on ever site available before doing this hike. My take on it is that it wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be coming up out of there. I wish I had known because I kind of dreaded...More

4  Thank Carla A
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you are reading this review with a Twinkie in your hand this hike is not for you. We hiked to the main falls in about 3 hours with a 50 lb pack. The hike is full of ups and downs with large rocky steps....More

7  Thank farinafitch
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Our boys are active 8, 9, & 11 year olds and they did well but t we were all very sore the next few days. It's a good location between Crossville and Sparta, TN. The hike is about 9 miles round trip if you don't...More

1  Thank Audrey B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We hiked this on a hot hot day. When you go over the falls its like air conditioning blowing on you from the cave that feeds the falls. If it has rained a lot expect to get wet crossing streams on the hike. The extended...More

2  Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The trail includes several waterfalls , with the last, Virgin Falls being amazing, The water comes out of a cave falls, and then disappears back into the ground. Standing at the base, enjoying the cool breeze, was wonderful on a warm day. The hike is...More

4  Thank linwalls
Reviewed 4 March 2017

There are 4 excellent fails on this difficult, 8 mile hike. The bad part about this hike is you start out by going down, so you have to come up to get back to the car. That being said, if you hit these fails after...More

2  Thank Joshua J
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David J
6 September 2017|
Response from farinafitch | Reviewed this property |
No this is for hiking not luxury camping. You could find a spot close as there are many beautiful areas in Tennessee and try and enjoy a day trip to this area