The trail is on the north side of the parking lot. It winds it's way through the woods and crosses over a small creek. The trail then comes to a major creek crossing. Unless it has been dry for a while, like it had been when we went, you will get wet. There is a metal cable strung across the creek to help with the crossing. I remember that people had tents and a hammock set up here when went. The trail here begins to decend. After about a mile to a mile and a half, you come to Big Laurel Falls. It was dry when we went so the falls were not going like I have seen in pictures. The trail continues going down along the ridge. Going in is not bad. After about two miles the trail comes to Sheep Falls. It was hard to see this falls due to its location and all of the trees. The trail then begins a loop down to Virgin Falls.
|The trail crosses this creek. There is a metal line to hold onto while crossing.|
|This is the best picture of Virgin Falls that I have. It is about the middle of the falls. The falls themselves are around 100 feet tall.|
Here is the TN website on the area: http://www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/virgin/
Map of the hiking trail is found here: http://www.tn.gov/environment/na/natareas/virgin/virgin.pdf