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Burgess Falls State Park

4000 Burgess Falls Dr, Sparta, TN 38583-6661
+1 931-432-5312
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Good hike to wonderful falls

Worth the hike to the top, we did it in flip flops and took breaks along the way to look at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hopalongrving
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Easy hike - not for swimming

We recently hiked Cummins Falls, and we wanted to check out Burgess Falls. The hike was fairly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TothTravellers
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Nolensville, Tennessee
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This park contains 4 breathtaking waterfalls as well as fishing and picnic areas. Also included is a round trip, moderately strenuous hike of about a mile and a half, and a butterfly garden very close by. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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“short hike” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4000 Burgess Falls Dr, Sparta, TN 38583-6661
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the hike to the top, we did it in flip flops and took breaks along the way to look at the various falls. They are doing some serious remodeling and revamping some of the look-out areas, don’t be discouraged keep hiking to the top...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently hiked Cummins Falls, and we wanted to check out Burgess Falls. The hike was fairly easy - only 1.5 miles round trip. Our kids really wanted to swim like they could at Cummins Falls, but this really isn’t an area to swim. Pretty...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great and beautiful place of nature to visit. The falls are relaxing yet stunning to me. I love hearing falling water anyway. Nice park to check out.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hike to beautiful falls. Expect crowds on the weekend, however parking is breeze and there are trail options.

Thank Leslie W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit! Beautiful scenery! The waterfall is really pretty!! Would definitely visit again. Great trip!!

Thank alc0rn
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view here at Burgess is worth the walk. I am not in great shape, but I was able to make the hike up the gravel walkway to the overlook. There are a couple of pretty steep hills and some stairs, but it's not too...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The falls are amazing , but the access was limited still .... we could not get to the bottom of the falls ! As others say ... it would be nicer to be more informed about this b4 you plan your waterfall picks to get...More

1  Thank mike t
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Tennessee S, Owner at Burgess Falls State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Mike, we are attempting to broaden our efforts to disseminate information. Our TNstateparks Burgess Falls section of the web site lists any closures or concerns, Our park office is also a resource to call for more information in order to plan a visit. 931.432.5312....More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Stopped in to see the falls and got lucky, there was parking when we got there, but when we came out there was a line of cars waiting to get in. Not much parking so you might have to wait awhile but it is worth...More

Thank Allen6969
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Moderate to easy hike to falls. The parking was crowded, and bathroom facilities are on site. Falls were beautiful and well worth the drive. Would highly recommend these falls!

Thank Byron S
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Such beauty lies along the trails of this Tennessee State Park!! Whether it be the canopy of trees along the trails or the absolutely beautiful waterfalls, this is a must see!! I spent an enjoyable afternoon with my gal pals hiking the trails of Burgess...More

Thank Sandra M
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Amanda L
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Response from Budd L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it will lack much of the color from hardwood trees, The hike will still have pine and cedar trees and the set of waterfalls will be as beautiful as ever, maybe better since they will have plenty of water rushing... More
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Kim Z
5 September 2016|
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Response from Ellen L | Reviewed this property |
Free, just enjoy the beauty
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