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Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.9 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

cave

forest

river

views

wildlife

muddy

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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail- a little tougher than we expected just because of the rocky terrain and how easily you can get off trail.

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rocky
1 month ago

great trail lots of rocks to avoid though. a bunch of cool caves to crawl into !

A good day hike with fun spots to climb down the rocks and find caves.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail, if you go past the river toward bluffs its not great for little ones, very dangerous cliffs. Beautiful views, muddy and slippery rocks, nice shade. Easy to lose your way, lots of off trail spots make it easy to fall off the trail. Difficult to find caves but I think I know where they are just after river but before big loop, had a four year old so didn’t attempt it!

hiking
2 months ago

Around the loop of the trial on the river side you can find 5 caves really easy. You have to go slightly off the trail close to the river banks where the bluffs are. But there’s a trail that leads to the caves that is off the main trail

2 months ago

overlooks the Duck river.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

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washed out
3 months ago

Couldn’t find the caves, good hike but VERY wet today. Overlook is nice, loop wasn’t much to see.

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flooded
3 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

Lovely little jaunt in the woods with (winter) views of the river. Mostly flat with a couple moderate inclines.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

Super rocky road to get there, but worth it!

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rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail !

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rocky
6 months ago

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off trail
6 months ago

Overall fun and easy hike on Christmas Day. Ran into just a few people enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. Trail was muddy so it was extremely slippery. Be careful on wet rocks and leaves. Some beautiful views of the river. Never really escape the noise of I65. That might be different in the summer when the trees are in full leaf. I found one area a little difficult to follow. Ended up off trail, even with All Trails map loaded. Simple correction but take care. I wasn't the only one fooled.

Nice hike out to a bluff overlook of the river

hiking
8 months ago

Good hike! Loved the cave and overlook

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