Gorge Overlook and Woodland Trails

MODERATE 51 reviews

Gorge Overlook and Woodland Trails is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pikeville, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.9 miles
856 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running






27 days ago

stunning in winter with the ice and snow..beautiful area

1 month ago

This trail if full of amazing views and makes for a great weekend trip.

Love the horseshoe shape at top.

5 months ago

The Woodland Trail part of the trails is much easier than the Gorge side. It was a very nice trail. Looking forward to hiking it again soon.

6 months ago

Great trail for the whole family to hike with beautiful views & Well maintained. Definitely recommend!

6 months ago

easy trail. Great day to hike.

7 months ago

Busy since we went on a holiday weekend, but definitely worth it! Absolutely stunning!

8 months ago

Not too hard. Worst part is from the nature center bridge to the top of the ridge. Of the three overlooks in the gorge overlook section, only the one closest to the nature center is worth hiking out to. My kids (9 and 11) did fine on this hike. Very crowded in spots, too. Had too wait in line to get across the swinging bridge both times we had to cross ( limit of 6 people at a time ).

11 months ago

I love the trail! It is clearly marked and somewhat challenging, which is perfect for a quick hike that you want to get the blood flowing :) The scenery is superb and goes right over fall creek falls. I like how it circles around the top so you can see directly across from where you once were; it's neat!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Very easy trails. Should not be listed as moderate!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Easy trail to hiking and the overlooks of the falls were very beautiful.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Great views!!!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Great trail, with a lot of variety with the views and waterfalls. But, heavy traffic was a distraction. Worth it but no solitude.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Typical tennessee trail and foliage...nice views but some aren't accessible.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

This trail is heavily shaded with typical Tennessee foliage and has a three key overlooks, so we thought this hike would provide several good spots to catch glimpses of the falls and gorge below. Unfortunately the scenic overlooks were a little disappointing. There is a very nice view of the Cane Creek Falls at the last overlook that we were able to enjoy, but the views from the other overlooks were fairly obscured by thick springtime foliage.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

*Disclaimer: I only did the Gorge Overlook segment. Per the Park trail maps, the Overlook Trail is .6miles not including distance of overlooks. (Minor).

There are 3 overlooks - I have to go back and look at my pics, but going from memory, overlook 2 was "meh" but the others were awesome. However, the path from the trail to the overlooks were "tricky". That's my way of saying you have to watch your step - path is uneven, rooty, muddy/slippery & I imagine tempting for people who believe laws of gravity don't apply to them could end up in trouble. The views were spec.tac.u.lar.

You'll end up at junction of Campground Connector trail or a set of stairs going down - take the stairs.. it leads to the suspension bridge over Cane Creek Cascades and subsequently to Nature Center.

Per the Park trail maps, the Woodland trail is 2miles...

More deets & pics on my blog...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This trail isn't strenuous but it is worth doing for the views from the edge of the gorge. There are several sidetrails to get down to these views. Take them all. On one of them is a really cool rock to climb up on, don't miss that, it is the best part of the path.

2 months ago

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