Best Trails in Tennessee

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on Alum Cave Trail to Mount ...
23 hours ago

backpacking

This hike was AMAZING!!!!
Would definitely do it again.

on Gee Creek Trail
1 day 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 Radnor Lake Ganier Ridge Trail
1 day ago

on Maddron Bald and Hen Wall...
1 day ago

hiking

We only hiked to Hen Wallows Falls. Short hike (4.2 miles round trip), pretty easy. What I loved most about it was there was only a few people out there. We had lunch at the falls by ourselves! There was a notice about increase in bear activity at the start of the trail (probably due to the campground nearby) but we didn't see any.

on Chimney Tops Trail
1 day ago

hiking

I did not summit. I came really close, made it most of the way up the scramble. Though when it became basically straight up I couldn't get enough foot holes in the rocks to climb the slate rock. But I did have an amazing view from where I leaned back on the rock. Probably over a 200 degree view. Good for me!
Lots of stairs!

on Ramsay Cascades Trail
1 day ago

August 24, 2016: TRAIL TEMPORARILY CLOSED
We did not know until we drove there and saw the sign that the trail was closed. I was very disappointed. A park ranger just happened to be on the road and told us a tree fell on one of the foot bridges about 3 weeks prior. My husband hiked it 18 years ago and loved it! It was to be our grand finale before heading back home. Hopefully I'll hike it one day...

on Gregory Bald via Twentymi...
1 day ago

backpacking

Shushuck? Firetower. One of the best views in the park. Gregory Bald is very cool too. I took 20 mile to the AT then met up with Gregory Bald. Long, difficult hike but worth it. Great views, little traffic, good forest.

on Abrams Falls Trail
1 day ago

Beautiful falls. Trail is a high traffic area, the day we were there a bus load of high schoolers arrived just after we did. There are lots of rocks & roots which mean you must watch your footing or risk a twisted ankle. There is plenty of room at the falls to find a place to sit & enjoy a snack or lunch. I wouldn't recommend swimming due to the strong undertow at the bottom of the falls, and there are several signs warning against it. My husband & I are in our late fifties & newbie hikers, and found this to be an enjoyable hike which we completed in about three hours.

on Cummins Falls Trail
1 day ago

I go at least once a week. My favorite hike that has a swim hole at the falls. I recommend Monday's or Tuesday's for minimal people and maximum fun.

on Chimney Tops Trail
2 days ago

hiking

One of my favorite trails in the GSMNP. There are a few very steep ascents, but the trail is well groomed and worth the effort. The summit involves some intense scrambling to get to the panoramic view, but for those who wish to not make the extra climb, there are enjoyable views at the clearing.

on Grotto Falls Trail
2 days ago

hiking

Wonderful trail!! I hiked it with my four year old daughter and she had no trouble at all. The falls are absolutely beautiful!! Great memories were made.

on Triple Falls Trail on Bru...
2 days ago

hiking

Addressing James Hoffman's questions.

James, I grew up here in the '70's. The creek during major storms would get incredibly large and dangerous. The end result was eroding away of land in my subdivision. The state put in the concrete culvert and blasted the 3 watering holes to control the amount of water flowing down to manage erosion.

I hope this answers your questions. We cannot control how others treat the place. Once past the bridge it is a fabulous hike with wonderful views.

Michael

on Ruby Falls
3 days ago

hiking

Loved the falls - spectacular! The gardens and grounds were gorgeous. We really enjoyed our visit here. The trail was easy, peaceful. And the part of the trail where you choose to be daring and either shimmy through the extremely narrow opening between two large rocks in the path or be a wimp and just go around? Yeah, I just went on around.

There was a long line/wait to get in. We had to park quite a distance away. But once we were inside, everyone seemed to spread out so it didn't seem quite as crowded.

I highly recommend a visit to this awesome site!

on Rainbow Falls Trail
3 days ago

The rough hike was well worth it for the end result!!

on Harpeth Woods Trail
3 days ago

hiking