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Best Trails of Tennessee

hiking, road biking, mountain biking, walking, running

 

#1. Clingman's Dome Overnight Loop
This loop starts at the highest trailhead in the park, taking the Appalachian Trail past myriad views of the park and beyond. It then drops into Tennessee, where you leave the high country spruce-fir ...
From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Hiking Trails
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - 25 miles )


#2. Maddron Bald Overnight Loop
This two-night trip is one of if not the best backpacking loops in the entire park! First, hike along the lower reaches of Gabes Mountain, passing Henwallow Falls, and enter virgin woodland to camp at...
From the guidebook "Day & Overnight Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park"
Hiking Trails
Waynesville, TN - Hiking - 17.8 miles


#3. Appalachian Trail: Clingmans Dome to Spence Field
This hike is a long, difficult, beautiful hike, and by the end, you will have your own definition of a southern Appalachian knob. The trail follows an easy descent for about 3 miles; then a short roc...
From the guidebook "Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Southern Appalachians"
Hiking Trails
Cades Cove, NC - Hiking - 22.1 miles


#4. Appalachian Trail - Carvers Gap to US Highway 19E
This combination of magnificent vistas, open grassy balds, unusual vegetation, and marvelous campsites makes this traverse of the spine of the Appalachians along the AT from Carvers Gap to US 19E a cl...
From the guidebook "Hiking Tennessee"
Hiking Trails
Roan Mountain, TN - Hiking - 13.3 miles


#5. Appalachian Trail: Allen Gap to Devil Fork Gap
The northern half of this hike borders the Bald Mountain Ridge Scenic Area in the Cherokee National Forest, and the AT runs along a rugged, isolated crest. Outstanding views, masses of rhododendron a...
From the guidebook "Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in the Southern Appalachians"
Hiking Trails
Hot Springs, NC - Hiking - 20.2 miles


#6. Fiery Gizzard Trail
This overnight trail along the Fiery Gizzard Creek gorge contains some difficult sections, but has exceptional views and outstanding spring wildflowers, as well as winter ice formations of the falls....
From the guidebook "Hiking Tennessee"
Hiking Trails
Monteagle, TN - Hiking - 12.5 miles


#7. Benton MacKaye Trail: Watson Gap to Ocoee River
The final portion of the BMT is it’s finest. Leave Watson Gap and enter the Cohutta Wilderness. The path dips down to a couple of high elevation streams before regaining the Blue Ridge and heading nor...
From the guidebook "Long Trails of the Southeast"
Hiking Trails
Blue Ridge, GA - Hiking - 20 miles


#8. Big Frog Mountain Trail
From this trail there are many outstanding views of the surrounding mountains, including the Cohutta Wilderness to the south and the Tennessee Valley to the west. Numerous possibilities also exist for...
From the guidebook "Hiking Tennessee"
Hiking Trails
Ocoee, TN - Hiking - 5.6 miles


#9. Appalachian Trail - Clingmans Dome to Silers Bald
This segment of the AT starts at the top of Clingmans Dome and follows along the knife-ridge boundary between North Carolina and Tennessee. It passes Double Spring Gap Shelter and continues to Silers ...
From the guidebook "Hiking Tennessee"
Hiking Trails
Newfound Gap, TN - Hiking - 9.6 miles


#10. Fall Creek Falls State Park
It is only fitting that Fall Creek Falls— considered by many to be not only Tennessee’s best state park, but one of the finest in the Southeast—would have some of the best walk-in tent campsites aroun...
From the guidebook "The Best In Tent Camping: Tennessee & Kentucky"
Hiking Trails
Pikeville, TN - Campgrounds


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