Burgess Falls State Park, Sparta

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#20 of 119 in Nature in Tennessee
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  • This was a highlight of my trip but they really need to do something about the path to the falls. I have a bad heart and some other physical difficulties and I have to say the walk was miserable. Once...  more »
  • Burgess Falls State park is a nice place to visit. We took a trip here on a nice Fall day. It actually wasn't as busy as I expected. The trail was a little rough but not to bad. In some areas, there a...  more »
  • We have been there two times, the big fall is amazing! The middle falls and lower falls are very much beautiful as well, don't miss the chance to see all the falls. But I was little sad that the park ...  more »
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  • Such a gorgeous state park! But the terrain is rough and not for the disabled or faint of heart & should be extremely careful when taking young ones there. It was so incredibly difficult to get my grandson's jogging stroller through. Often it was carried over my son-in-law's head while someone else held the baby. But my father has been going to these falls since he was a child, & now he's disabled & on hospice. It meant so much that my son and son-in-law were able to fireman carry him down to see the top falls. The ladder to get to the base of the falls is broken. Hoping it will be fixed soon.
  • Beautiful park, waterfalls are gorgeous and hiking trails are well maintained. Has a nice park play area for kids. Very recommended, only downside, no cell phone signal.
  • An amazing, must-see natural gem! The trail itself is not very long (less than a mile), but be advised that it may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues due to the tough terrain and steep climbs. But if you are up for it, you are rewarded with fantastic views of not just one, but THREE amazing waterfalls, each larger and more incredible than the previous. The overlook for the second falls was closed due to damage. The third falls have another short but very intense hike to get you right to the edge of the falls (not for those with fear of heights!). Best enjoyed on a bright, sunny day. Comfortable shoes with good traction on we surfaces are recommended. Also know that there is virtually no cell phone reception in the area, even for emergency calls.
  • Drop gorgeous scenery; talk about feeling small! Not as big as expected. You'll get out in two hours or less walking all trails if you're an avid hiker.
  • A grate place for a hike with moe than one trails. Something for everyone. Beautiful views of the various falls.
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