Gold Mine & Cane Creek Trails

MODERATE 8 reviews

Gold Mine & Cane Creek Trails is a 7.2 mile out and back trail located near Tallassee, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.2 miles
984 feet
Out & Back



horseback riding

trail running





no dogs

This hike begins on Gold Mine Trail and descends quickly but it is rocky and wet in a few places. In less than a mile you intersect with Cooper Road Trail. Turn left and go 0.6 mi to the Cane Creek Trail and turn left. The campsite is on the left in less 1/2 mile. You will have two creek crossings before you reach Buchanan Cemetery on the left. You may wish to visit this old family cemetery. You will have two more creek crossings before reaching the park boundary. You return via the same route.

2 months ago

Nice hike until the Buchanan Cemetery. After that point, marshy, narrow trail to the park boundary. Lots of creek crossings as others have mentioned. Lots of mushrooms, frogs, and a copperhead!

8 months ago

We really enjoyed the hike. The trailhead is impossible to find, But this AllTrail app took us right there.. It is basically at the intersection of two streets. Parking is not existent and we just parked on the side of the road by some electrical utilities. When you start hiking, you’re not really sure that you’re walking on the trail and you see a sign that says private property. I think that marks the private property line to the left of the trail as you’re walking. Nonetheless, if you walk about 300 yards, you will then obviously see National Park Service signs. We went in middle of November right as the leaves were changing. It was unbelievably beautiful. Many of the leaves have fallen so we could see through the trees and see gorgeous panoramas. The trail is wide. It’s made for horses so you don’t have to walk single file you can actually walk next to your hiking partners and talk comfortably. We followed the maps that went Took us on a different route up the mountain. The view was just beautiful smoky mountain panorama. The trails are clearly marked and there are plenty of signs That direct you which way to go. This was a very peaceful, quiet, serene Trail.The trailhead is right near the lake in the sky in Tennessee and although we did not go there, I would recommend at least driving into the small town as I hear it is also beautiful.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Creeks/mud/dark trail. Good for a roughing it kind of hike that leaves you wishing for sunshine and views.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Lots of water crossings in this hike--26 to be exact if you count both in and then back out! This hike is easy, but not especially pretty--at least it wasn't in early March. I think the total mileage is closer to 6. There is a cemetery and a nice campsite.

26 minutes ago

2 months ago

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, March 02, 2014