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2,301 mi 3,704 km of trail 88 Recommended Routes

Gems 18 Gems Easy Trails 227 Trails Intermediate Trails 536 Trails Hard Trails 138 Trails
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gem Favorite Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.

Clingmans Dome

(92) 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

(80) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Abrams Falls.

Abrams Falls

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

Alum Cave Bluffs

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

Charlies Bunion

(45) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

(38) 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

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

Killdeer Arch

(1) Jamestown, TN

Recommended Routes in Tennessee - 81

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Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Difficult

Alum Cave - Cliff Top Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km 2,773' Up 845.09 m Up 2,773' Down 845.09 m Down

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

Charlies Bunion Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,632' Up 497.37 m Up 1,632' Down 497.29 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite View below the Chimney Tops.
Difficult

Chimney Tops Trail

4.2 mi 6.7 km 1,420' Up 432.7 m Up 1,420' Down 432.77 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Abrams Falls.
Intermediate

Abrams Falls Out and Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km 550' Up 167.56 m Up 550' Down 167.56 m Down

Maryville, TN
Favorite Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Difficult

Ramsey Cascades Trail

8.0 mi 12.8 km 2,209' Up 673.28 m Up 2,208' Down 673.1 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Foster Falls
Difficult

Fiery Gizzard

12.2 mi 19.7 km 1,097' Up 334.26 m Up 979' Down 298.28 m Down

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 515' Up 157.07 m Up 516' Down 157.18 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Rainbow Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

Rainbow Falls

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,607' Up 489.94 m Up 1,607' Down 489.89 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN

Trails in Tennessee - 813

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3.9 mi 6.2 km #1Twin Arches Loop Trail
Intermediate
Oneida, TN
Intermediate
Oneida, TN 19 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #2Boulevard Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Cades Cove Nature Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN 10 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #4Laurel Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 26 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Cliff Top Viewpoint Access
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
4.4 mi 7.1 km #6Mossy Ridge Trail (Red)
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Hills, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Hills, TN 19 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Middle Prong Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 21 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #8West Slope Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
10.5 mi 16.9 km #9Tweetsie Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Johnson City, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Johnson City, TN
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Baskins Creek Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 13 
5.5 mi 8.9 km #11North Fork Citico Creek Trail #98
Difficult
Vonore, TN
Difficult
Vonore, TN
4.9 mi 7.9 km #12Mountain Goat Trail: Sewanee - Monteagle
Easy
Sewanee, TN
Easy
Sewanee, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13Mount Cammerer Trail
Intermediate
Newport, TN
Intermediate
Newport, TN
0.9 mi 1.5 km #14Twin Arches Trail
Intermediate
Oneida, TN
Intermediate
Oneida, TN 10 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #15Ritchie Hollow Trail
Difficult
Signal Mountain, TN
Difficult
Signal Mountain, TN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #16Gray Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
1.5 mi 2.5 km #17Heartbeat Trail
Difficult
Franklin, TN
Difficult
Franklin, TN
2.9 mi 4.6 km #18Sherwood Day Hike Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Sewanee, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Sewanee, TN
9.9 mi 15.9 km #19Kingsport Greenbelt
Easy
Mount Carmel, TN
Easy
Mount Carmel, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #20Kimble's Ladder
Intermediate/Difficult
Knoxville, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Knoxville, TN

Photos of Tennessee - 1304

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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
Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.
Mar 31, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN