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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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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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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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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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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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Pensacola, Florida
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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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Arden, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The waterfalls were really flowing due to all of the rain recently. The trail along the falls was well kept and easy to follow. I highly recommend taking the hike to the base of Big Falls. It did not seem as strenuous as it claims to be and the view is amazing. The mist from the fall was creating rainbows... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

You can see 3 levels of falls in an hour walk. You can also walk down to the base of the falls if you are into a little hike. great photos of the history of the falls is on site beside the playground. There is a pavillion as well as picnic tables along the river.

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