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Burgess Falls State Park, Sparta

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Must see · Waterfall · State Park
Burgess Falls State Park, located on the Falling Water River, is a day use park, noted for its natural beauty and four waterfalls that cascade down from over 250 feet in elevation.
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  • It’s a great hike to go see 4 different falls. All of them would be the headlining act in another park. The hike isn’t super strenuous but there are a lot of roots in the ground. Worth the trip.  more »
  • Beautiful! Several different waterfalls along this trail. It's definitely worth the longer walk to get the big falls. The sign that says strenous walk to the falls really is not that bad. It is a....  more »
  • My kids hate to hike but they enjoyed the easy walk with constant water features to stop and look at. Temps were wonderful and the park was pleasant. Remember though, slow hikers should let others pass by. We need to crest a long term solution to allow visitors access to the gorge. I know why we don’t have it now. But I think we can do better.
  • This magnificent fall would be a great hiking experience for families of all ages. Lots of steps built into the trails, (yet still rugged enough that you still consider it a hiking trail) railings and overlook areas. Once you get to the top, and are ready to head back down, you'll see a sign that says "Road to parking lot". That's a gravel road which kids can run down, safely, and is an easy walk back to the car. Great to use in case of weather emergency or crowded days. There are also bathrooms and a playground here.

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