Burgess Falls State Park - Hiking
Burgess Falls State Park is home to a quartet of beautiful waterfalls, with the last and largest of plunging 130 feet into a gorge below it.
There are two trails in the park: the 1.5-mile River Trail/Service Road Loop (hike it as an out and back, or as a loop by taking the service road back to the parking lot), and the scenic, half-mile Ridge Top Trail.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The trails here are relatively easy with minimal elevation gain, but footing is uneven in some places.
Time To Complete
The 1.5-mile scenic hike, finished as a loop via ridge road is an easy 45-minute hike, or you can do the same hike, but finish it as an out and back, but it may take a little longer due to the more challenging terrain.
The park is open year-round as a day-use area, but is generally deserted in the winter.
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