Virgin Falls Trail

#1 of 3 trails in Virgin Falls State Natural Area

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Virgin Falls Trail is a 10 mile loop trail located near Sparta, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Adam Anghilante (292)

6 Completed6 Reviews

This is a great hike! Easily one of my favs. The hike into Virgin Falls goes by so fast and you don't notice the distance because your eyes are constantly looking at some of the most beautiful views and waterfalls. The extra distance hiking the spur to the overlook is 100% worth it. The hike back to the parking lot your legs will def start feeling a little burn. Most of the hike in is down hill, which means guess which way back is? Highly recommended. Take it easy on the way in and way back won't be that bad. Be prepared to stop and spend lots of time at the waterfalls, stunning. ENJOY!

Mellissa Hayden (615)

15 Completed14 Reviews

Great hike. Not a ton of "mountain views" but plenty of waterfalls and rock formations to make every rocky mile worth it.

Bill DeForest (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Excellent Hike! As advertised.... Will be back!

Lisa Ray (166)

5 Completed5 Reviews

Definitely top 10 hike. Locals commented on the fact there was more water than normal which made this even more extraordinary! Allow time to enjoy the beauty of the falls.

G Landen (257)

10 Completed5 Reviews

I backpacked this amazing place twice and loved it!!! This is one of the most beautiful falls around this area. The water comes out of a cave and goes back into a cave. The Sheeps cave is awesome. If you are ever near this beautiful place you need to try it!!

Glenn Crowell (61)

1 Completed1 Reviews

My wife and I hiked this trail a few days ago and we enjoyed every step. Virgin Falls and Big Laurel Falls were magnificent. The water flow was great this time of year. Overlook Trail and Sheep Cave are a must. Even though they make the hike a little longer, they are well worth the trip. Other hikers in the past have stated it is all up hill on the way back. That is not true. Even though there are several up hill grades, if you are in any kind of physical shape, you should not have a problem. Just enjoy one of God's many beautiful creations.

B.j. Dawson (455)

23 Completed9 Reviews

This was a amazing hike... Loved every bit of it.. Did the complete hike in around 4 hours with a stop for lunch at virgin falls.. Like everyone else has said its much easier going in but if you take your time its not to bad on the return trip.

Misti Bink (110)

14 Completed3 Reviews

This is one of my favorite hikes. I have done this one several times. There are so many beautiful waterfalls and views on this trail that you do not have to do the whole trail to enjoy this area. If you can make it all the way to the big water fall at the end this one is amazing! I try to find hikes I can take my dog on and this one was great. The rocky areas are a little hard to keep a dog on a lease with out you or them possible getting hurt so you may have to let them off for a few rocky areas if at all possible

Wendy Maynord (358)

8 Completed1 Reviews

Fairly strenuous trail. Be warned it's uphill most of the way back. Gorgeous scenery.

Chad Shannon (731)

25 Completed25 Reviews

This was a great forest hike. Even though it was in the dry season, the falls still had enough water to enjoy their calming and cooling effect. We went mid-week and there were very few hikers on the trail. When you make it to the third set of falls, (the Virgin Falls, I think), make sure you take the spur to the top. You will enjoy the worlds most natural air-conditioner and an intriguing view. It is a fairly strenuous hike back so make sure to bring enough water and eats.