Gorge Overlook and Woodland Trails is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pikeville, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Easy trail to hiking and the overlooks of the falls were very beautiful.
Great trail, with a lot of variety with the views and waterfalls. But, heavy traffic was a distraction. Worth it but no solitude.
Typical tennessee trail and foliage...nice views but some aren't accessible.
This trail is heavily shaded with typical Tennessee foliage and has a three key overlooks, so we thought this hike would provide several good spots to catch glimpses of the falls and gorge below. Unfortunately the scenic overlooks were a little disappointing. There is a very nice view of the Cane Creek Falls at the last overlook that we were able to enjoy, but the views from the other overlooks were fairly obscured by thick springtime foliage.
*Disclaimer: I only did the Gorge Overlook segment. Per the Park trail maps, the Overlook Trail is .6miles not including distance of overlooks. (Minor).
There are 3 overlooks - I have to go back and look at my pics, but going from memory, overlook 2 was "meh" but the others were awesome. However, the path from the trail to the overlooks were "tricky". That's my way of saying you have to watch your step - path is uneven, rooty, muddy/slippery & I imagine tempting for people who believe laws of gravity don't apply to them could end up in trouble. The views were spec.tac.u.lar.
You'll end up at junction of Campground Connector trail or a set of stairs going down - take the stairs.. it leads to the suspension bridge over Cane Creek Cascades and subsequently to Nature Center.
Per the Park trail maps, the Woodland trail is 2miles...
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This trail isn't strenuous but it is worth doing for the views from the edge of the gorge. There are several sidetrails to get down to these views. Take them all. On one of them is a really cool rock to climb up on, don't miss that, it is the best part of the path.