Top Adventures in Sparta

  • Hike to Lost Creek Falls

    GPS Coordinates: 35.84102,-85.36123 Why We Love It: NO CROWDS- We only came across a few other people so, it’s a little more low key than some other popular Tennessee waterfalls. DISNEY LOVED IT- This was a filming location for Disney’s 1994 The J...

    0.5 miles 40 ft gain

  • Photograph Welch's Point

    This location was recently opened back to the public by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment in the fall of 2014 after being closed for over a decade! It is one of the most spectacular sp...

    0.07 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike to 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 ...

    1.5 miles 623 ft gain

  • Hike through Virgin Falls State Natural Area

    Beginning at the Virgin Falls SNA parking area, the Virgin Falls trail is approximately a 9 mile round trip (excluding any side trails) which will allow you to experience three waterfalls: Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls, and the namesake Virgi...

    9 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike to Twin Falls, TN

    Upon entering Rock Island State Park from the east, the parking area for this trail is located right after the old cotton mill (my friend and I actually ended up getting lost because it is tucked away there quite nicely). The trail that leads to T...

    1 miles

  • Camp at Rock Island State Park

    This little campground is nestled in Rock Island State Park. There are two campgrounds, this one is specifically tents only. Each campsite is pull in and provides you with enough room to set up two tents. In addition each campsite has a four sided...

  • Hike to Carmac Falls

    It is important to note that Carmac Falls is located on the private property of Evins Mill, a resort and special event venue that hosts weddings, conferences and other contractually exclusive events. As such, one must be a guest of the resort in o...

    1 miles 90 ft gain

  • Photograph Buzzard's Roost Overlook

    Located in the beautiful state park of Fall Creek Falls, you'll find this overlook along with Millikan's Overlook. Both overlooks showcase the views shown in my photos, however, Buzzard's Roost is a short walk down the side trail that gives a more...

    0.04 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike to the Base of Fall Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park hosts a variety of large waterfalls which can easily become confusing. The park's main attraction is the 256 foot waterfall dubbed "Fall Creek Falls." Fall Creek Falls is observable from a viewing platform less than a f...

    0.86 miles 299 ft gain

  • Hike to Rockhouse and Cane Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park is home to multiple waterfalls. The main attraction and biggest waterfall, Fall Creek Falls, is often tourists' main destination, but I encourage you to visit the base of Rockhouse Falls and Cane Creek Falls to enjoy so...

    1 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Fall Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park is sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. The 20,000-acre park is one of the most scenic parks in the country and is the largest recreation area in the state of Tennessee. It is home to a 256-...

    3 miles 715 ft gain

  • Hike to Fall Creek Falls Fire Tower

    The tower is located in the far northeast corner of Fall Creek Falls state park. The road to get there can be rough especially if it has rained recently but any 2 wheel drive vehicle should be able to make it. When you get to the trailhead it is a...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Sparta, Tennessee

      Ragland Bottom

      Overview Ragland Bottom Campground is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors c...

    • Silver Point, Tennessee

      Hurricane Bridge

      Overview Hurricane Bridge Recreation Area is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where vis...

    • Smithville, Tennessee

      Floating Mill Park

      Overview Floating Mill Park is located on the shores of the scenic Center Hill Lake on central Tennessee's Highland Rim. The lake stretches 64 miles up the Caney Fork River, where visitors come to ...

    • Silver Point, Tennessee

      Long Branch

      Overview Long Branch Campground is located below Center Hill Dam on the scenic Caney Fork River in central Tennessee's Highland Rim. Above the dam, the lake stretches 64 miles up the river, where v...

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      The Bird House

      The Bird House is a comfortable two-bedroom / 2 bath house with a fully equipped kitchen. "quiet" and "peaceful" and "clean" are the words used repeatedly to describe it. It comes with Apple TV: Hu...

      From $79/night

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      Glamping At Deer Camp

      This is a complete glamping experience! Think tiny house. The cabin is 12'x12' studio and every piece of furniture has been specifically chosen for your experience. It is cozy! Besides the comfy qu...

      From $147.50/night

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