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Virgin Falls Trail

Sparta, TN

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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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Byrd Lake, Cumberland Plateau, and Byrd Creek Trails
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22 Completed 11 Reviews

A great little walk through nature in Crossville, TN. Never too crowded.

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

We did the 5 mile trail with a 5 and 7 year old. Well kept trails. Good hike.

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

good trail took a few wrong turns and made a 5.5 mile hike a 7.05 mile hike... human error aside it is a beautiful hike with a swinging bridge and a relaxing water fall and a blissful river

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Hiked this trail with my boys. It was a nice long hike, lots of beautiful scenery. a few places to stop and rest or eat. we will hike this one again.

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Cumberland Trail - Grassy Cove Section
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24 Completed 22 Reviews

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Cumberland Trail - Grassy Cove Section
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24 Completed 23 Reviews

The trail is not great but the waterfall is breathtaking. Beautiful place to see.

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Hiked the short loop section of the trail with the kids. The side of the trail on the restaurant-side of the lake is very narrow and grown in and not much to see. After crossing the suspension bridge, the opposite side is fantastic with lots of places for the kids to explore and climb and several small waterfalls.

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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22 Completed 11 Reviews

It is a 5.55 round trip if you do the Pioneer regular trail, but only 2 miles if you do the Short loop. The Long loop is spectacular if you have the time to go on it. The trail takes you to a beautiful, almost 100 year old stone arch single bridge (Deep Draw) and to many caves/ bluffs that could have once housed Native Americans. It also takes you to "Fat Man's Squeeze" which is a pretty interesting rock formation. On the way back, do not cross back over the swinging bridge but keep going on the trail, and you will pass beautiful creeks and a mini-waterfall if the water is at a good level. Trail is perfect for dogs!

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Byrd Lake, Cumberland Plateau, and Byrd Creek Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

There are 2 Byrd trails. One is Byrd Lake Trail, which is around Byrd Lake. The other one is Byrd Creek Trail. This one is starts off on the far side of the bridge, on the right, from the visitor center. This trail starts off with Cumberland Plateau trail for a 1/2 mile, and you will come to a kiosk with a map of the trails. If you go right, you will end up back at the bottom of the cumberland damn/bridge, which is just a short 1 mile hike. From the bottom of the bridge, it is a short but almost straight up climb.
If you want a longer hike, turn left at the kiosk and that will be the Byrd Creek Trail that takes you along the creek and then back to the visitor center. I did that hike and then went back and did the full 1 mile Cumberland Plateau Trail for a nice 3 mile hike.

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