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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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Burgess Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in Tennessee. Measuring 250 feet, it is a sight to soak in.

From the dam to the beautiful gorge that Burgess Falls cascades into, there is so much beauty to take in. Getting to the falls is an easy hike from the parking area. Once on the trail from the parking lot, Falling Water River winds its way toward the epic cascade. Come in the fall when the trees change to vibrant colors, setting the landscape on fire.

These waters were used by the City of Cookeville from 1928 to 1944 to generate hydroelectric power. In 1973 the territory became a designated Tennessee State Natural Area, protecting the forest and the aquatic habitats. While in the area, be sure to check out Cummins Falls and Waterloo Falls. You will not be disappointed in the beauty this area holds.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Amazing waterways and waterfall. Short hike.

Cons

Old cable bridge is inoperable. Floods washed out the old passage to bottom of falls.

Pets allowed

Yes

Address

River Rd
3890
Baxter, TN 38544
United States

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant
Old-growth forest
Waterfalls

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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