Finding Beauty at Burgess Falls Sparta, TN

Sometimes you just have to just spend some time outdoors and look for some beauty in nature. Burgess Falls is located about 20 minutes south of Cookeville, Tennessee. The hiking trails are beautiful, well maintained and easy to navigate and offer some amazing views of this gorgeous series of waterfalls in central Tennessee.

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Burgess Falls Sparta Tennessee

Finding Beauty at Burgess Falls Sparta, Tennessee

The trail to the Burgess Falls are marked as strenuous, but honestly, we didn’t find the hike bad at all. There are quite a few steps built into the trail, so this is definitely not a trail for a stroller or those with problems climbing steps. But the trails are well marked and have a strong railing on most of the hike.


One trail leads you out to the three waterfalls with benches and overlooks along the trail.

If you are interested in swimming at the base of the falls, you can hike an additional trail down to the bottom and enjoy the natural swimming spot.


Burgess Falls State Park, located on the Falling Water River is noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation. The last of these falls is the most spectacular, plunging more than 130 feet into the gorge.

Burgess Falls Cookeville Tennessee

Directions and Hours

4000 Burgess Falls Drive
Sparta, Tennessee 38583

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