Gee Wilderness - Chestnut Moutain #104 to Iron Gap is a 10.5 mile out and back trail located near Reliance, Tennessee and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from September until February. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Secluded quiet area, mountan and valley views. Gee Wilderness has a couple of trails that take you on a nice quiet hike. The area is damaged by the pine beetle blight on a windy day this would not be the hike to do. You will gain all the elevation in the 1st 3.0 mi. The trail begins by following up an OTV road for 1 3/4 miles. At this point you leave the OTV and turn left up a hiker/horse trail, with several deep pits. Since the trail has horse traffic be prepared for mud. From this trail, in winter, you will have good views of the surrounding area and Star Mountain. Continue the up hill trail for 2 1/2 more miles before you descend to Iron Gap. This is a good place for lunch. This area is open to hunters in the fall and spring so be sure to call ahead before hiking or wear plenty of orange just in case. We did not see any wildlife during the hike but saw plenty of signs of their presence in the area. I would suggest hiking this particular hike only in winter since the foot traffic shares the trail with horses.
Trail is more of a horse trail. Not many views, and small rocks ....more like hiking on a gravel road. It's 3.5 miles of "up hill" so worse case it's a good work out!
There are much better Trails in this part of Tennessee but this one is good and convenient to the highway. Loose footing and all the horse dung are a little annoying but it's a decent hike and pretty at sunset
Made me wish I was riding my horse!