Paw Paw Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Paw Paw Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pikeville, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
446 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

over grown

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8 months ago

This trail is poorly marked, has a dangerous spot where you have to get on to the road and traffic is flying by and could easily be a spot for injury. There are a few overlooks, some are tricky to maneuver to get to the overlook, I would say it is moderate difficult at that part of the trail. Very shady and mostly flat walking. Several trails converge on this trail and markings are poor at best. It is a popular trail and will see lots of other folks on this trail.

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8 months ago

nice easy flat trial

9 months ago

Easy trail to walk.. great views and over looks.. well worth the walk.

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, June 26, 2016

trail running
Saturday, June 25, 2016

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2016

Ferns covered woods and big trees. Easy trail but not grand views that I was expecting.

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

cross country skiing
Monday, October 12, 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015

This trail is actually a 2.5 mile point to point trail but it starts on the lower loop trail and cuts back into it. It features three (if i remember correctly) overlook side trails of which only one is worth going to. I think it was the first one going northbound. Either way, nothing special but it adds mileage to a day or backpacking trip and some "OK" overlook views. This one is also well maintained and pretty popular.

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Nice trail for early morning hike. There are several places that one can view the gorges. Cane creek over look is really nice as it is a bluff with sheer drop-offs, not a place to take kids to.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Very easy trail, with some nice bluff views.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

This s**t is boring, been on it a number of times; the last part of the 13 mile overnight trail that you end up wanting desperately to get out of doing. They're are several overlooks on the trail, the only one worth mentioning is the first that gives you a sense of awe for the gorge with water running through it down below while standing on a rock cliff. The others are long an uneventful due to most of the year it being overgrown so you cannot see much. The trail seems longer than 2 miles and if you do the entire trail you come out thirsty with some ticks if your lucky.