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Laurel Run Park to Bays Mountain Radio Tower

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Laurel Run Park

Laurel Run Park to Bays Mountain Radio Tower is a 15.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Church Hill, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 15.9 mi Elevation gain 2,066 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Mountain biking Running Forest Waterfall Blowdown
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Darrell Owenby
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this hike. We connected to the fire tower on Bays Mtn, not the radio tower. Several sections at the beginning are dark due to the canopy during the middle of the day, so be careful if attempting later in the afternoon. When you get almost to the top - follow the Indian Pipes trail (you’ll know you’re on the right path & almost there when you see the fence to your right). Difficult enough to work a sweat, but not so difficult to be a killer.

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Gary Davis
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RunningBlowdown
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The first (roughly) five miles to the Fire Tower is mostly uphill single-track. The two and a half miles from the Fire Tower to the Radio Tower is a relatively good forest service road. The trail inside Laurel Run Park, up to the waterfall is a good broad climb. Going further it switches to single-track and you pass a few abandoned cabins. Expect a few spider webs and a bit of poison ivy here & there. Couple of blow-downs.

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Destiny Vanzant
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Sabrina Helms
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Jon E
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John Son
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Robert Parker
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LaDonna Epling
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