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Burgess Falls

Sparta, TN
931-432-5312
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Sparta
Type: Waterfalls
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Madison, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great Park and Waterfalls. We visited Burgiss Falls 1st thing that morning before the crowds. I wish the water was deeper but that is determined by the rainfall. ;-) I spent some time exploring the various levels of the Falls which was fun but very precarious. The water splashing on your body is the greatest feeling. Bring a snack, drink,... More

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Ft. Lauderdale
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17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The drive from the highway is very scenic and enjoyable especially if you are from the suburbs and city. There are two paths to the big fall. The first is gravel with an incline. The other is more scenic as you will go through the trees around the river and see 2 smaller falls. It was on our way from... More

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Jackson, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

It is a beautiful collection of waterfalls. The site is hidden and a wonderful treasure to see while traveling through East Tennessee.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Short way from main highway leads down a wonderful drive through country to a beautiful set of falls, very nice summer employees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Live locally and am able to take advantage of this beautiful park often. If visiting the area it is a must see and great day out. Take a picnic and lots of water for your hiking adventure. I have come across a snake so go properly dressed for the hike and bring a camera for all those great photo ops.... More

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Culleoka, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to see Burgess Falls right after a heavy rain the night before. It was awesome! Although the water was muddy, it was beautiful! The trip is not an easy one in as much as you have to pick your way over roots, uneven ground and lots of steps. The path was narrow and not one for small children.... More

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Los Angeles
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7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

In a land of waterfalls this one is the best. I used to visit it back in the 1960s when it was still on private land. This park is relatively small, but the walk to the falls includes much history and scenery. Take note of very old hydro-electric artifacts and a picturesque ruin of a bridge by the first small... More

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice hike to the waterfalls, and a pretty good hike to the bottom. Worth the trip to see theses beautiful falls!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great short trip from Cookeville, TN. Waked the ridge trail and saw 3 falls within 20 minutes. Going to the bottom of the big last falls was a major hike, but well worth it to fell the water coming off the cascade. Lots of tree roots and rocks on trails so keep and eye on your feet easy to trip.

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Crestview, Florida
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185 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had some extra time and decided to visit. Wow! The hike is short, though if you aren't used to walking you might take the upper trail used for park vehicles. I thought the first few falls were pretty good and then I saw the Big Falls! The hike to the bottom isn't as strenuous as the signs warn but... More

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