Cove Lake State Park's 673 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley setting on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Mountains. There are scenic nature trails and bike trails leading through the open grasslands and woodlands. In the winter, several hundred Canada Geese make this lakeshore their feeding ground. Nearby is the Devil's Race Track whose steep pinnacle rock affords a panoramic view.

The forest fires really killed the views off to the south. Several downed trees along the way makes it more difficult.

This trail is nice. There is a handful of trash, but nothing you can't move past. It gets fairly steep the last quarter mile. The view at the end was pretty nice.

Went with four middle school aged boys and three old men, 30-35.

Awesome and challenging hike past the waterfalls and up to the top of Devils Racetrack. Unfortunately there is a ton of litter and trash in and near the falls. It is a difficult hike up, be sure to watch your step. Totally worth it for the view. Very well marked trail.

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3 months ago

Pretty steep wouldn't do it again.ps.there is a second parking lot to park at

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3 months ago

It was really bad

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3 months ago

great hike, feels a bit longer than 3.3 miles, but views are awesome at the top. Bruce creek falls along the way is an additional gem. be sure to wear pants, LOTS of poison ivy along the trail.

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4 months ago

pretty view. jumping in the water at the end was so worth the hike. very fun. wow.

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5 months ago

We had a great time on this trail. I would recommend it to someone who has hiked before. If you start at the Cumberland trail it is about a two to three hour hike. You can start at the water falls and make it to the top in about 30 minutes.

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6 months ago

We loved the waterfalls and the look out at the top but there was literally used condoms all over the trail going up. Something you don't want your kids to see.

interstate sucks but decently nice if you can drown out the sound of traffic. did this one in a drunken state and had no issues

The falls were beautiful but the trail paralleled the interstate for most of the hike and the noise was pretty obnoxious.

on Devil's Racetrack

7 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls along the way to the panoramic view of the smokies.

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8 months ago

We parked at the trail head just outside cove lake park on Bruce Gap road and hiked about 2 3/4 miles to the waterfalls. Even though it was a holiday weekend and great weather, we only saw 6 people on the trail until we got to the trail head just below the waterfalls. It is a moderate, at most, trail. It is very easy to access (maybe a 1/4 mile from the interstate). That being said, the only downside is that it follows the interstate and for most of the trip you can hear the traffic noise. One note is that just before you reach the upper trail head there is a rock slide that covers the trail so it can be a little tricky to maneuver. For someone who can't (or doesn't want to), there is a parking lot on Shelton Hollow Lane and is a very short, almost flat walk to the waterfalls.

Amazing

on Devil's Racetrack

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9 months ago

on Devil's Racetrack

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10 months ago

Great hike today