Virgin Falls Trail

MODERATE
#1 of 3 trails in Virgin Falls State Natural Area
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Virgin Falls Trail is a 5.4 mile out and back trail located near Sparta, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible from March until June. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.4 miles 1466 feet Out & Back
dogs on leash camping hiking walking cave muddy river rocky views waterfall
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Theresa Kolz

2 Completed1 Reviews

Did the hike and the falls were great

Amy Norris Richards

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful hike, and not too difficult. The harder part is coming back, but it's not terrible. It can get muddy at times, but it's worth it when you get to the falls. There are several different areas to camp. On this trip we just did an out and back hike for the day. With ample stops, we took about 5-6 hours.

Ron Tank

1 Completed3 Reviews

Oct 2014. Went into this hike totally unprepared and paid the price for it. First i mis-read the distance thinking it was 4 miles RT when it is actually 4 miles one way. Got a late start. Took my time photographing scenery on the way in.
At about the 3 mile mark i realized what i had done, but was too close to the falls to turn around. The falls themselves were raging! The ground actually trembled under the force of the water.
On the forced march out i realized i had no food, or flashlight and too-small boots were killing my feet. Made it back to the car just after dark, tossed the boots in a trashcan and marked it all down as ' hard lesson learned"
The hike in the fall was beautiful and i want to return and do it right this time.

Ron Tank

1 Completed3 Reviews

Oct 2014. Went into this hike totally unprepared and paid the price for it. First i mis-read the distance thinking it was 4 miles RT when it is actually 4 miles one way. Got a late start. Took my time photographing scenery on the way in.
At about the 3 mile mark i realized what i had done, but was too close to the falls to turn around. The falls themselves were raging! The ground actually trembled under the force of the water.
On the forced march out i realized i had no food, or flashlight and too-small boots were killing my feet. Made it back to the car just after dark, tossed the boots in a trashcan and marked it all down as ' hard lesson learned"
The hike in the fall was beautiful and i want to return and do it right this time.

Ron Tank

1 Completed3 Reviews

Oct 2014. Went into this hike totally unprepared and paid the price for it. First i mis-read the distance thinking it was 4 miles RT when it is actually 4 miles one way. Got a late start. Took my time photographing scenery on the way in.
At about the 3 mile mark i realized what i had done, but was too close to the falls to turn around. The falls themselves were raging! The ground actually trembled under the force of the water.
On the forced march out i realized i had no food, or flashlight and too-small boots were killing my feet. Made it back to the car just after dark, tossed the boots in a trashcan and marked it all down as ' hard lesson learned"
The hike in the fall was beautiful and i want to return and do it right this time.

Steve Richardson

3 Completed3 Reviews

2nd Trip. One of my favorites.

Sara McNeil

7 Completed6 Reviews

So far I've only gone halfway, but this is a great hike. Loved all the rock formations and water holes along the way.

Paul Belobraydic

3 Completed4 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes in Tennessee. Several backcountry campsites along the route. Def a good workout coming back from the falls!!

Grant Ramsey

1 Completed1 Reviews

I apologize for the previous review. My account was hacked by a disgruntled, and very hormonal, coworker. Christine. I haven't actually been to the Dallas but plan to go soon.

Jeff Whitlock

9 Completed11 Reviews