Many have lamented that Burgess Falls State Park never replaced the stairs to the base of the falls after the 2004 floods. Most photographers agree that the best view of the falls is from below; you will see why when you get there. The paddle is barely over 2 miles each way and is a great way to spend a few hours.
How long does it take to hike Burgess Falls?
There is a 2.7 miles trail open for hiking. Please allow at least two and a half hours to three hours to complete the 5.4-mile roundtrip. Start your return hike one and a half hours before sunset. This trail is considered difficult to strenuous.
Can you swim at Burgess Falls TN?
Public Notice: Swimming is not allowed at Burgess Falls State Park and Natural Area.