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Burgess Falls

Address: Sparta, TN
Phone Number: 931-432-5312
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Sparta
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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124 reviews 124 reviews
32 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We hiked these falls after visiting Burgess Falls. This hike was pretty easy even though the signs indicated it could be strenuous. The first portion from the parking lot past the middle falls is quite easy. Everything I read said there are 3 sets of falls but to me there are really 4 sets. The first 2 are close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

You can either walk along a semi-rough trail that goes along the river, seeing Lower and Middle Falls or you can take a quicker, gravel/paved path through the forest to see the main Burgess Falls. The Falls themselves are beautiful and very tall. You can't tell from the pictures but they are huge. There are steps leading down to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you like to hike, walk, enjoy beautiful scenery and oh the falls! My favorite time to go is Spring. Fall Colors are amazing. Great destination for anyone who loves the outdoors.

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Madison, Tennessee
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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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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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3 attraction reviews
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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
26 helpful votes 26 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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