Burgess Falls State Park, Sparta

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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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  • I LOVE the hike at Burgess Falls and you will too - just ignore the plastic swingsets and picnic area and go straight to the river, then downstream. Once on the trail it beauty comes to life! The...  more »
  • We hiked the trail along the Lowe, middle and upper falls. It is rated as a moderate hike if I remember correctly. ( I have several health issues myself and was able to complete the hike with no...  more »
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  • 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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