Unnamed Falls #1, Burgess Falls SP, Tennessee

A smaller waterfall in Burgess Falls State Park (December 2009)

In Burgess Falls State Park, there are a number of smaller waterfalls to be found. They are all waterfalls that flow into the Falling Water River. The first of these unnamed falls is about 5 or 6′ tall, if I remember correctly.  I arrived in the early morning when the air was still chilly, and it was difficult to photograph this falls because the sun was behind it.  It would probably best be photographed during noon.  But that brings up a point…Since each of the falls at Burgess Falls State Park are not oriented in the same direction, each falls would be best photographed at a different time of the day.  You would either have to stay the whole day at the park, or visit multiple times, which isn’t always possible.  Oh well…


  1. From I-40 near Cookeville, take the exit for TN-135 and head south on TN-135.
  2. Follow TN-135 for a ways, until you see the sign indicating the turn for Burgess Falls. From there, its a short distance to the parking lot for the falls.
  3. The signs make the hike very simple to follow.

Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Height: 6′
Length of Hike: 1.6 miles round-trip (to see all falls)

Where in the World is Unnamed Falls #1?


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