Burgess Falls State Park

Burgess Falls SP is located on the western side of the Cumberland Plateau.
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1 <strong>Burgess Falls</strong> is the "grande finale" of the succeeding cascades in the park. This waterfall is 130' high. We were surprised to see a boat with fishermen come up the river close to the bottom of the falls. The spray was very powerful at...

Burgess Falls is the "grande finale" of the succeeding cascades in the park. This waterfall is 130' high. We were surprised to see a boat with fishermen come up the river close to the bottom of the falls. The spray was very powerful at...

Burgess Falls is the "grande finale" of the succeeding cascades in the park. This waterfall is 130' high. We were surprised to see a boat with fishermen come up the river close to the bottom of the falls. The spray was very powerful at the bottom, so I didn't get any photos from that angle. This picture was taken from the overlook above the falls. The trail continues to the bottom, a steep hike, but it is worth it. 2156
2 First Falls is a lovely set of cascades that goes across the river.

First Falls is a lovely set of cascades that goes across the river.

First Falls is a lovely set of cascades that goes across the river. 1962
3 This old Footbridge would be a <u>little tricky</u> to use to cross the river!

This old Footbridge would be a little tricky to use to cross the river!

This old Footbridge would be a little tricky to use to cross the river! 2111
4 Another view of the Footbridge

Another view of the Footbridge

Another view of the Footbridge 1787
5 Middle Falls is the second, larger cascade. We enjoyed watching a heron and butterflies flying near the base.

Middle Falls is the second, larger cascade. We enjoyed watching a heron and butterflies flying near the base.

Middle Falls is the second, larger cascade. We enjoyed watching a heron and butterflies flying near the base. 1907
6 This Trail to Burgess Falls gives you quite a workout as you walk up these steps! The well-worn trail is about 1 mile to the falls.

This Trail to Burgess Falls gives you quite a workout as you walk up these steps! The well-worn trail is about 1 mile to the falls.

This Trail to Burgess Falls gives you quite a workout as you walk up these steps! The well-worn trail is about 1 mile to the falls. 1849
7 This is a big no-no! For one thing it can damage the tree by allowing insects, bacteria, and fungi to infect the tree, for another thing, <u>it is in a state park</u> for gosh sakes!!!

This is a big no-no! For one thing it can damage the tree by allowing insects, bacteria, and fungi to infect the tree, for another thing, it is in a state park for gosh sakes!!!

This is a big no-no! For one thing it can damage the tree by allowing insects, bacteria, and fungi to infect the tree, for another thing, it is in a state park for gosh sakes!!! 1800
8 These are the steps that go to the base of Burgess Falls...interesting! Check out the cage!

These are the steps that go to the base of Burgess Falls...interesting! Check out the cage!

These are the steps that go to the base of Burgess Falls...interesting! Check out the cage! 1934
9 A view of Burgess Falls from the "cage" on the way down the steps.

A view of Burgess Falls from the "cage" on the way down the steps.

A view of Burgess Falls from the "cage" on the way down the steps. 1732
10 This is the bottom of the steps on the trail to Burgess Falls. Beyond here was where the spray became too strong to take a photo.

This is the bottom of the steps on the trail to Burgess Falls. Beyond here was where the spray became too strong to take a photo.

This is the bottom of the steps on the trail to Burgess Falls. Beyond here was where the spray became too strong to take a photo. 2101
11 The falls tumble over a thick layer of Sandstone, which is very prevalent on the Cumberland Plateau.

The falls tumble over a thick layer of Sandstone, which is very prevalent on the Cumberland Plateau.

The falls tumble over a thick layer of Sandstone, which is very prevalent on the Cumberland Plateau. 1760
12 Burgess Falls Dam is located upstream about a mile from the falls.

Burgess Falls Dam is located upstream about a mile from the falls.

Burgess Falls Dam is located upstream about a mile from the falls. 1912
13 This old Railcar is one of the relics of the past found at the park.

This old Railcar is one of the relics of the past found at the park.

This old Railcar is one of the relics of the past found at the park. 1934

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