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Virgin Falls State Natural Area

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Very nice out of the way place for peace and a lovely walk or hike to and from this place... just... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sparta, Tennessee
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Rugged Beauty!

This is my favorite day hike. Water everywhere and simply an amazing trail. Be prepared with hiking... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Leah F
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“short trail”(2 reviews)
“the river”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice out of the way place for peace and a lovely walk or hike to and from this place... just one more Jem in Sparta Tennessee

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great trails , a great deal of it along a large creek with boulders.one fairly short trail goes to an unbelievable rock overlook -you can see for miles.no supplies out there so pack in water and snacks etc.we love this place and come often.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is my favorite day hike. Water everywhere and simply an amazing trail. Be prepared with hiking boots and a way to filter or sanitize water. I generally carry 2 Nalgene's full and then fill another from the waterfalls on the hike back. I went...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Leah F
Reviewed 26 June 2018

My husband and I left our kids at home and hiked for the weekend. We decided to do Virgin Falls our last day. It was an amazing hike! The scenery was beautiful, the hike was challenging, but not too difficult, and the falls were gorgeous!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank abneyt
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Hiked the trail with my two teenage sons. It rained about 70% of our hike which made some of it very slippery and muddy but we were cautious. Took us about 6 hours although we had a picnic lunch at the falls and I stopped...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank S B
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

I read all of the reviews on ever site available before doing this hike. My take on it is that it wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be coming up out of there. I wish I had known because I kind of dreaded...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank 177carlaa
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

If you are reading this review with a Twinkie in your hand this hike is not for you. We hiked to the main falls in about 3 hours with a 50 lb pack. The hike is full of ups and downs with large rocky steps....More

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank farinafitch
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Our boys are active 8, 9, & 11 year olds and they did well but t we were all very sore the next few days. It's a good location between Crossville and Sparta, TN. The hike is about 9 miles round trip if you don't...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Audrey B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We hiked this on a hot hot day. When you go over the falls its like air conditioning blowing on you from the cave that feeds the falls. If it has rained a lot expect to get wet crossing streams on the hike. The extended...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The trail includes several waterfalls , with the last, Virgin Falls being amazing, The water comes out of a cave falls, and then disappears back into the ground. Standing at the base, enjoying the cool breeze, was wonderful on a warm day. The hike is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank linwalls
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David J
7 September 2017|
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Response from Big_Pucketts | Reviewed this property |
No... big pucketts campground is about 8 miles away by burgess Falls State Park