Monday, August 8, 2011

Burgess Falls Loop

Yesterday, on the way home from the Knoxville area, the wildwoodstream clan made an impromptu stop at Burgess Falls State Park to stretch our legs and view the waterfalls. We hiked the one-and-a-half-mile River Trail and Service Road Loop, and the River Trail in particular offered some spectacular vistas. We visited the 20' cascades, the 30' upper falls, the 80' middle falls, and the breathtaking 136' lower (big) falls. On the GPS track capture below, you can click on four embedded thumbtacks and see a pop-up image of each location. The lower falls are set into a giant stone basin nearly as impressive as the falls themselves, and in the video at the bottom of the page, I tried to capture the site's scale.

Burgess Falls Loop


Anonymous said...

Wonderful, Beautiful pictures.
How far from Nashville is this?
Wish I could have been there.

JL said...

Sonny, it's 85 miles from Nashville. About an hour and a half.