Are you the outdoorsy type? It’s hard not to be when you are surrounded by gorgeous waterfalls and some pretty amazing state parks. Luckily, there are a ton of amazing hiking trails in the Upper Cumberland around Center Hill Lake.
10 Hiking Trails around Center Hill Lake
Burgess Falls State Park
4000 Burgess Falls Drive
Sparta, TN 38583
Distance: 1.1 mile | Baxter, Tennessee | Features: waterfall / dog-friendly
Rating: moderate | Base of waterfall accessible only by water. You can hike to the top of the 136′ waterfall though.
8400 Old Cane Creek Rd,
Baxter, TN 38544
Distance: 5.3 mile | Window Cliff Estates, Tennessee | Features: waterfall / creeks / 200′ high cliff tops | Rating: moderate – difficult | Requires multiple creek crossings
Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Road Rock Island, TN
8 trails, varying from 0.15-mile to 3.00 | Features: waterfall + swimming + dog-friendly | Rating: easy – strenuous
Virgin Falls State Natural Area
2080 Scotts Gulf Road, Sparta, Tennessee
Distance: 8.3 mile | Sparta, Tennessee | Features: waterfall + dog-friendly | Rating: difficult