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2,166 mi 3,486 km of trail 71 Featured Hikes

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gem Favorite Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.

Clingmans Dome

(86) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.

Laurel Falls

(74) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Abrams Falls.

Abrams Falls

(52) Wildwood, TN
gem Favorite Alum Cave in the fog

Alum Cave Bluffs

(44) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.

Charlies Bunion

(40) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

(32) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower - located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. For a day hike, start at Cosby Campground and take Lower Gap Trail ( about 11.1 miles r/t).

Mt. Cammerer Lookout Tower

(17) Newport, TN
gem Favorite Before going through Killdeer Arch

Killdeer Arch

(1) Jamestown, TN

Featured Hikes in Tennessee - 67

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Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Intermediate/Difficult

Alum Cave - Cliff Top Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km • Out and Back • 2,773 ft Ascent 845.09 m Ascent

(185) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.
Intermediate

Charlies Bunion Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 1,632 ft Ascent 497.37 m Ascent

(89) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite View below the Chimney Tops.
Intermediate/Difficult

Chimney Tops Trail

4.2 mi 6.7 km • Out and Back • 1,420 ft Ascent 432.7 m Ascent

(101) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Abrams Falls.
Intermediate

Abrams Falls Out and Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Out and Back • 550 ft Ascent 167.56 m Ascent

(59) Maryville, TN
Favorite Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Intermediate/Difficult

Ramsey Cascades Trail

8.0 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 2,209 ft Ascent 673.28 m Ascent

(49) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Foster Falls
Difficult

Fiery Gizzard

12.2 mi 19.7 km • Point to Point • 1,097 ft Ascent 334.26 m Ascent

(29) Tracy City, TN
Favorite Leave Only Your Footprints. The scene from Grotto Falls after a February morning snow fall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From Dec. to mid-March, the trail begins at the Rainbow Falls Trailhead (6 miles r/t). Rest of the year, you can begin at Trillium Gap Trailhead for a 2.6-mile hike.
Intermediate

Grotto Falls

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 515 ft Ascent 157.07 m Ascent

(40) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower - located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the Appalachian Trail. For a day hike, start at Cosby Campground and take Lower Gap Trail ( about 11.1 miles r/t).
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Cammerer from Low Gap

10.8 mi 17.4 km • Out and Back • 2,848 ft Ascent 867.98 m Ascent

(29) Newport, TN

Trails in Tennessee - 673

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Honey Creek Loop
Difficult
Huntsville, TN
Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Huntsville, TN 25 
6.6 mi 10.7 km #2Rainbow Falls Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
6.6 mi 10.7 km Gatlinburg, TN 32 
3.9 mi 6.2 km #3Twin Arches Loop Trail
Intermediate
Oneida, TN
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.2 km Oneida, TN 18 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Spruce Flats Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Gatlinburg, TN 15 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Cades Cove Nature Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Wildwood, TN
5.4 mi 8.7 km #6Boulevard Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Gatlinburg, TN
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Baskins Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Gatlinburg, TN 12 
4.9 mi 7.9 km #8Mountain Goat Trail: Sewanee - Monteagle
Easy
Sewanee, TN
Easy
4.9 mi 7.9 km Sewanee, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Mount Cammerer Trail
Intermediate
Newport, TN
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Newport, TN
0.5 mi 0.8 km #10Cliff Top Viewpoint Access
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Gatlinburg, TN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #11Gray Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.7 km Franklin, TN
10.5 mi 16.9 km #12Tweetsie Trail
Easy
Johnson City, TN
Easy
10.5 mi 16.9 km Johnson City, TN
1.5 mi 2.4 km #13West Slope Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
1.5 mi 2.4 km Franklin, TN
9.9 mi 15.9 km #14Kingsport Greenbelt
Easy
Mount Carmel, TN
Easy
9.9 mi 15.9 km Mount Carmel, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #15Kimble's Ladder
Intermediate/Difficult
Knoxville, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Knoxville, TN
3.7 mi 5.9 km #16Porters Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy/Intermediate
3.7 mi 5.9 km Gatlinburg, TN 16 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #17Mossy Ridge Trail (Red)
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Hills, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Forest Hills, TN 16 
5.5 mi 8.9 km #18North Fork Citico Creek Trail #98
Intermediate/Difficult
Vonore, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Vonore, TN
1.9 mi 3.1 km #19Byrd Creek Trail
Intermediate
Crossville, TN
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Crossville, TN
2.2 mi 3.5 km #20Grindstone Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Chattanooga, TN
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Chattanooga, TN

Photos of Tennessee - 1147

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Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Sep 3, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
An icy Virgin Falls in mid February. Follow the Virgin Falls Loop Trail in the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, passing three other marvelous waterfalls before reaching the 110 foot waterfall.
Apr 7, 2016 near Sparta, TN
Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
A young hiker enjoys the view of Whigg Meadow and beyond.
Aug 5, 2019 near Etowah, TN
Foster Falls
Apr 7, 2016 near Tracy City, TN
Resting the legs after a long hike up. This view from atop Mt. Leconte is known as Cliff Top.
Mar 31, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.
Apr 7, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
The fog sets in over the Cumberland Plateau after an early morning rain in Fall Creek Falls State Park. Photo was taken along the 14 mile Lower Loop Trail.
Apr 7, 2016 near Spencer, TN

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