This family-friendly mile and half hike leads to the stunning 136 foot Burgess Falls.

If you like waterfalls, this hike is for you. Along the way you'll pass by Falling Water Cascades (20 ft), Little Falls ( 30 ft), Middle Falls (80 ft) and finally the main event, Burgess Falls (136 ft). There are a few spots for swimming so bring your suit if it's a warm day.

It's an easy hike suitable for children, but be sure to wear good shoes with grip - it can get slippery towards the end at the big waterfall.

You'll find the trailhead on the west side of the parking lot - it is well signed.

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Swimming suit
  • Water and snacks
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RT Distance 1.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 623 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Waterfall
Swimming Hole

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Burgess Falls

Nice fairly easy hike with beautiful cascades and waterfalls. 3/4 of a mile to the big falls slightly more if you choose to hike to the bottom. One of the original overlooks is blocked off due to damage and will eventually be fixed.The park is in the middle of upgrading facilities such as bathrooms and area before the trail head.

Quick Day Hike

Easy quick hike. I would do this hike and Cummings falls in the same day.

Amazing

The stairs down to the lower level were closed due to flood damage, but you could still hike down to the upper half of the falls. We had a great time walking through the water and sitting on the ledge for a snack. Walk was steep but fine for my 2 year old to join us. Very fun hike, worth the drive!! There is also a small picnic area as well as a playground for kiddos!


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