The Best Hiking in Sparta

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Top hiking spots in and near Sparta

  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Lost Creek Falls Trail

    0.21 mi / 52 ft gain
    Lost Creek Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sparta, Tennessee.
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Hike to Lost Creek Falls

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 40 ft gain
    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 Jungle Book!CAVE- Across the path there is a large ...
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Burgess Falls

    4.4
    1.56 mi / 95 ft gain
    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 s...
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Welch's Point

    0.3 mi / 79 ft gain
    Welch's Point is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Sparta, Tennessee.
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  • Mooneyham, Tennessee

    Welch's Point

    0.3 mi / 79 ft gain
    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 spots to watch the sunset in east Tennessee. This o...
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Polly Branch Falls Trail

    9.38 mi / 1119 ft gain
    Polly Branch Falls Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sparta, Tennessee.
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Virgin Falls State Natural Area Loop

    5.0
    4.46 mi / 400 ft gain
    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 Virgin Falls. There is a fourth, Sheep Cave Falls, that...
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  • 8400 Old Cane Creek Road, Tennessee

    Window Cliffs

    5.14 mi / 935 ft gain
    Window Cliffs is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Baxter, Tennessee.
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Blue Hole Trail

    0.12 mi / 190 ft gain
    Blue Hole Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rock Island, Tennessee.
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Twins Falls and Downstream Trail

    1.64 mi / 594 ft gain
    Twins Falls and Downstream Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Rock Island, Tennessee.
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Upstream Trail

    0.36 mi / 138 ft gain
    Upstream Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Walling, Tennessee.
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Twin Falls, Rock Island State Park

    4.3
    0.3 mi / 125 ft gain
    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 Twin Falls actually starts at the westernmost part ...
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Collins River Nature Trail

    2.56 mi / 312 ft gain
    Collins River Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Rock Island, Tennessee.
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Rock Island Bluff Trail

    2.18 mi / 295 ft gain
    Rock Island Bluff Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Rock Island, Tennessee.
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  • Spencer, Tennessee

    Wheeler Farm Loop

    1.76 mi / 541 ft gain
    Wheeler Farm Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Spencer, Tennessee.
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  • Pikeville, Tennessee

    Photograph Buzzard's Roost Overlook

    5.0
    0.04 mi / 10 ft gain
    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 solitude experience that you may be looking for. ...
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