Burgess Falls State Park

Hiking

Please note that the trail from the main overlook to the bottom of the main falls is very strenuous. All trails are foot trails. Bikes, horses, etc. are not permitted.

River Trail  — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult/ strenuous. The 1.5-mile round-trip River Trail/Service Road Loop is a moderately strenuous hike taking visitors past four waterfalls on the Falling Water River. The waterfalls are 20' cascades, 30' upper falls, 80' middle falls, and 136' lower falls in height. Most people prefer to hike back to the parking lot along the service road.

Trail to base of main falls  — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — very strenuous

Ridge Top Trail  — 1.0 Mile — Natural Surface — moderate. The Ridge Top Trail is scenic with beautiful views down the main canyon of the Falling Water River.