Virgin Falls - Strenuous Hike - 8+ miles

HIKE STATS:
Meeting Time: 7:30AM
Meeting Place: Hermitage Kroger right off I-40
Hike Distance: 8 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous

One of the best hikes in Middle Tennessee, and the most requested by Hiking Meetup members. Meet at Kroger Hermitage and carpool about 100 miles to the trailhead ( Google map). Please offer your driver gas money. Bring your camera, lunch, and plenty of water.

Driving directions:
I-40 East to exit 288 in Cookeville, head south on Hwy 111 to Sparta and then exit Highway 70 and turn left to go through Sparta. Go to the community of DeRossett, 11 miles east of Sparta, turn right onto Eastland Road (Mourberry Road) and proceed six miles to Scott's Gulf Road (you'll see a sign for "Bridgestone Firestone Centennial Wilderness"). Turn right onto Scott's Gulf Road and proceed two miles to the parking area and trailhead on the right side of the road.

Optional dinner afterward in Cookeville. Location TBD.

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  • lynn lovvorn

    Sorry I missed this one, I hiked this years ago!

    June 18, 2013

  • Giselle

    Great pictures. Thanks Mike!

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Alisa

    Wonderful day...beautiful hike with great folks! Thank you Michael!

    June 16, 2013

  • Tom

    I had a great time. The views were cool, and so were the people. It was great to spend the day on this trail.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Paul

    Excellent hike. I saw parts of the park I hadn't seen before.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Giselle

    Where @ Kroger is the group? I'm in the parking lot.

    June 16, 2013

  • Tom

    See you at Kroger in Hermitage at 7:30.

    June 15, 2013

    • Nelda McCain

      I am not coming. i think I should try a less strenuous hike first since I'm just easing back into it. Have fun!

      June 16, 2013

  • Nelda McCain

    This is my first hike with this group. It was a last minute decision. i haven't seen the falls in years. Looking forward to it.

    June 15, 2013

  • Giselle

    Are dogs allowed on trail?

    June 14, 2013

  • Melissha Tia Ellen Southard

    Wish I had seen this sooner. I now have other obligations. Does anyone know when we will do this again? I go here often but would be fun with the group! :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Paul

    What time will you be at the TH?

    June 14, 2013

  • Tom

    I may be attending, and will decide one way or the other later today. Driving from Smyrna.

    June 15, 2013

  • Paul

    What time will you be at the TH?

    June 14, 2013

  • Paul

    What time will you be at the TH?

    June 14, 2013

  • Paul

    If I can't come, I should know soon. I will likely bring a dog.

    June 14, 2013

  • Tony

    Really like this hike but have some Father's Day commitments. Hopefully we'll do again sometime soon.

    June 14, 2013

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