Best Trails in Cherokee National Forest

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on Gee Creek Trail
3 days ago

My family hiked to the first Gee Creek crossing at the bridge. It was 40% rocky. We want to go back and finish the trail. I wished people who use the trail would not trash it up. I saw trash disposed along the way. Thanks

on Pinnacle Mountain Fire To...
6 days ago

Very pretty and dog friendly.

on Pinnacle Mountain Fire To...
6 days ago

hiking

Very nice hike

on Baxter Creek Trail to Mt....
7 days ago

backpacking

as mentioned, the hike is not for the faint of heart... also when you see the sign for water near the top, that really is the only place to filter.

took Baxter to sterling Ridge to gunter fork to big Creek for a 2 night loop. Really need to watch out for gunter fork it's a can be very dangerous as many portions are washed out and not maintained. would suggest shallow fork if you're hesitant.

on Birchfield camp lake
7 days ago

Not the easiest hike but oh so very worth it. My girlfriend and I went on an overcast day and got rained on a good bit but the trail was extremely beautiful and it was very secluded. The sun came out as we headed back down the mountain which made for an even more beautiful return trip. The most only heightened the creek and falls.

on Clemmer Trail
8 days ago

First set of falls are great.. but if you do the hard climb up to the 2nd set.. it's for sure worth it. Wear great supporting hiking boots.. the rocks are very slippery. over all a great hike. loved it!

on Gee Creek Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Great hike! Beautiful hike by the water. Watch your step though, very rocky.

on Appalachian Trail: Dennis...
9 days ago

hiking

great hike down to falls. trail is well taken care of
nice bridge over water and steps along the way.

on Athens Regional Park Trai...
13 days ago

very strenuous hike, but worth the effort.

on Clemmer Trail
20 days ago

well worth the hike to play at the waterfalls

on Pinnacle Mountain Fire To...
21 days ago

trail running

Great trail.

on Turtletown Falls Trail
25 days ago

hiking

absolutely amazing.

on Birchfield camp lake
27 days ago

only made it to the first waterfall (maybe 1.5 miles), but was a good hike.. hope to go back very soon and get to the lake.

on Warriors Passage Trail
27 days ago

hiking

Most of the trail is great. The last mile is treacherous--uphill without a break.

on Oswald Dome Trail
28 days ago

hiking

Trail in good condition. Uphill 4.3 miles. Out and back distance 8.6 miles. Did see a rattlesnake on the trail.