Backbone Rock Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Backbone Rock Trail is a 0.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shady Valley, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

bugs

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike with heavy traffic. Traffic being people on the trail and cars driving by. Makes for an easy hike on a trail with no blazes

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

nice easy quiet trail. not blazed very well but the trail is easy to follow

hiking
2 months ago

Ok so we went to the bridge and explored we were up there and found an actual hidden treasure someone hide in 2006 for us hikers to find made the hike awesome, me and my hiking crew loved it hope you guys find it too we were the first since 06!!! Good luck treasure hunters!

hiking
3 months ago

nice hike and beautiful

hiking
Thursday, March 24, 2016

A very short and easy trail with some stairs. It takes you over Backbone Rock. The westernmost part of the trail actually goes to the AT when properly maintained. There are guard rails as you cross over route 133. There are good view of the river as it wraps around Backbone Rock. The parking lot also has a rest room while the loop also has a picnic shelter (reservations may be required), and several picnic table/grills. The loop makes a figure 8 and is only about a half mile. Further up the rode towards Damascus is a campground.