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Virgin Falls Trail

Sparta, TN

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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.

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Recent Reviews

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Cumberland Trail - Grassy Cove Section
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Steep ascent from the Grassy Cove trailhead, but beautiful scenery of valleys below (winter viewing) upon arrival at the top. While trail is blazed (white), trail splits and intersections with nearby private property boundaries are not well marked or posted.

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

Great hike with kids. Toward the end kids were ready to be done but had a blast.

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

The Pioneer Loop was a very enjoyable hike. It was very quite and serene. The trail was beautiful, but there were no amazing views. Of course, in late October the trees were amazing. Most of the hike was close to the water. The first part of the trail has many roots and rocks. We will hike again.

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Pioneer Short Loop / Pioneer Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice, scenic trail around Byrd Lake and its tributary streams. I would rate this moderate, rather than easy because of the roughness of the trails. They are really well maintained, but they have lots of twisty roots and rocks throughout the trail. That's part of what makes it fun, but if someone sees "Easy" and starts out in street shoes and thinks it will be like walking a city sidewalk, they would be mistaken. With that caveat, loved this hike. We went the whole 6+ miles, but the short loop cuts the hike pretty much in half, so if you are fading or this was not the easy jaunt you expected you can loop back (crossing the maybe 100 foot swinging bridge) or you can turn around and enjoy the hike back overlooking the lake. Didn't see any wildlife except for the ubiquitous squirrels and several Mallard ducks. Great fall colors and temps in low 70s made for a great few hours.

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Byrd Lake, Cumberland Plateau, and Byrd Creek Trails
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

A quick note: There is no entry or use fee for Cumberland Mountain State Park. These trails are well maintained and very well marked with different color slash marks for the different trails.

This was quite an easy trail, but take note of reviewers' comments about ankle twisters. If you have a tendency to sprained ankles best hike wearing high tops. The rocks and roots don't detract from the scenery; just be careful. The view of the dam/bridge from below is fantastic and well worth the short, steep climb. Fall colors were showing off with a nice sunshiny day and temps about 70 degrees. I hike with forearm crutches and did not find the trail difficult. My phone malfunctioned so I couldn't record yesterday's hike, but we are doing a different hike at Cumberland Mountain State Park today and will get this one.

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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.