Cascade Trail to Tip Top Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Cascade Trail to Tip Top Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Johnson City, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.2 miles
1437 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

old growth

Buffalo Mountain Park Hiking Trails

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2 months ago

Good hike on a bored Friday afternoon. really close to home. will definitely be back for this trail and the rest of the Buffalo Mountain trail system. signs could be better, but we made it.

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8 months ago

This is one I do a lot because it's so close to home. It's great exercise me and my dogs. I don't take my kids on this Trail because of the roots and rocks.

9 months ago

10 months ago

10 months ago

moderately strenuous with some good incline. Pretty views throughout but almost always looking through a lot of brush. Bring lunch for the picnic table at the top. :)

11 months ago

Beautiful hike! 360 degree views from the top. If you want to propose to your girlfriend this is where you should do it. I should know -12/10/16 he proposed next to the picnic table. ☺️

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11 months ago

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Great trail. Will definitely do again. A couple things though- according to my GPS it was 2.1 miles to get to the top of tip top trail from Cascade making it a 4.2 mile round trip. Also, if you are one that does not like plants touching your legs i would definitely recommend wearing breathable pants, the trail was really overgrown with vegetation. The trail was very well marked- marked with numerous white marks to keep you on the right trail. Great mountain views at the top with shade and a picnic table to enjoy a snack :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Easiest section of buffalo mountain. Drive through the gate and make a right to drive up to the picnic area. head out from the map to the right and the first lookout is about .25 miles. continue along the white trail for an easy incline up to the sign for tip-top and make a right there for another .25 mile. NO WATERFALLS. none that I have ever found on buffalo mountain, anyway lol. nice cascades on the inner blue trail that turns pink trail halfway up.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Very challenging.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Thursday, November 12, 2015