Doe River Gorge Trail (closed during summer)

EASY 12 reviews

Doe River Gorge Trail (closed during summer) is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hampton, 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 October until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
682 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rails trails

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

[NOTE: This Trail is closed to the public during the summer months.]

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

1 month ago

Nice trail. Be sure to wear good shoes since the railroad gravel can be a little rough on your feet. There are some amazing views of the river below, but not too many easy paths to get to it.

6 months ago

Closed to the public during the summer. Very disappointing after driving to get here

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Rails, trails, rocks, rivers, and some history lessons. That's just the short list of things that make Doe River Gorge great.

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

11 months ago

Loved it! tunnels, railroad tracks, creeks, bridges, interesting objects. Lots of variety on this trail :-)

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Pets apparently are not actually allowed abd you must submit a form to hike to the christian ministries that owns the land.

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

The out and back trail follows 2.5 miles of the old narrow gauge Tweetsie rail line that used to run over the mountains between Johnson City, TN and Cranberry, NC. The trailhead is located at a Christian campground...visitors are welcome during the fall, winter and spring when the camp is not being used. There are wonderful views of the gorge for most of its length. It also passes through two old railroad tunnels. The trail has both mountain beauty and history.