Virgin Falls Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 170' 52 m
Descent: -158' -48 m
High: 1,148' 350 m
Low: 989' 302 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“This loop trail connects Virgin Falls Trail to Virgin Falls and to two interesting side trails.”— Charles Pulse
Taking the loop clockwise, the trail descends along a ridge toward the Caney Fork River. It levels out at the bottom of the ridge, crosses a creek, and arrives at Virgin Falls about a 1/2 mile from the loop trailhead. Virgin Falls is formed by an underground stream that emerges from a cave and then plunges over a 110-foot high cliff before disappearing into another cave at its base. It is a beautiful waterfall in a similarly beautiful setting. Like most waterfalls, it is more spectacular during times of high rain.
Traveling on in the clockwise direction, in a 1/2 mile, you'll reach the junction of a side trail to Sheep Cave, and then connect back to the trailhead and the Virgin Falls Trail in another 1/3 of a mile.
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Land Manager: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency