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Welch’s Point | Sparta, Tennessee

Welch’s Point

0.3 hike ending with a scenic lookout point over the Caney Fork River

Sparta, Tennessee | near Virgin Falls

Address: Welch’s Point Road, Sparta, Tennessee

*Take Scott Gulf Road south, turn on Welch’s Point Road just past the Virgin Falls Trailhead. This is a gravel road with a sign at the front. Once you reach the very end of the long gravel road, it is a short walk down to Welch’s Point. You will first come across Virgin Falls parking area. That is a strenuous 8.7  hike feautring multiple waterfalls, a cave and lookout points. It’s best to give yourself a few hours to explore both.


Trailhead: 35.83721 / – 85.30168

Welch’s Point: 35.83763 / – 85.30392

This is also within the Virgin Falls State Natural Area which entails other trails. Find out more here

A very easy hiking trail that is more like a path. This is a very scenic and remote spot. Highly recommend during any season because the view is amazing! Go here if you want to know what it’s like to be an eagle perched on a bluff.


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