Sewanee Trail to Green's View and Piney Point

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Grundy Forest State Natural Area

Sewanee Trail to Green's View and Piney Point is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sewanee, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length5.0 miElevation gain708 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingMountain bikingDog friendlyForestViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Peri Wright
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HikingGreat!

We hiked this trail a couple days after a really hard rain. Beautiful waterfalls and little streams everywhere. There were a couple spots where the trails were really wet but it was easy to navigate to drier ground. Views were also great and worth the climb! So much to see in 5 miles!

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Belinda Lu
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The flowers should start blooming soon on Shakerag trail!!

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Samantha Hajicek
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Sarah Lovett
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Well marked. Beautiful in the snow.

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Renee Barker
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Five star rating for such an accessible winter wonderland that was great for our pup! We did a modified version of this route - parked and started at Green's View and went counter clockwise. We did see cars at the Perimeter Trail trailhead closer to Piney Point so that's another option to park. Even with a lot of snow the trail is well worn and easy to follow. There are some rocky sections and narrow rock staircases but our one year old pup handled it fine, and it wasn't too slippery/icy.

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Vince Massey
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HikingMuddySnow

Great hike through a winter wonderland. Traveling counter-clockwise from the (currently open) University Gate parking off of 41A, it is a moderate hike to/from Piney Point and the over to Green's View. The continuation from Green's View past Beckwith Point is easy. Make time to head over to the Natural Bridge and the Tennessee Avenue overlook at University of the South. Those are really hikes, but interesting geology and great vista of the plateau.

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Oliver Wild
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Very nice trail with a few rocks and two nice views.

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Belinda Lu
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Adam Gartner
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It was mild and pretty.

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Belinda Lu
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More wet than usual, got lost but all is well.

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Samantha Loyet
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Brent Ammons
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Liz Willers
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Lovely hike with a variety of terrain. Definitely more on the easy moderate (rather than difficult moderate) level of difficulty. Very nice outlooks. Light traffic on a Saturday with mostly hikers (a few bikers ). With the outlooks, a total of 5.8miles.

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Belinda Lu
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Has a little bit of everything you need in 5.5 miles...muddy trails, streams, roots, scrambling uphill, rim views, overlooks and even a golfing green view!

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Solamen Silva
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This loop stitches together all three eastern rim trails: Beckwith Point, Shakerag Hollow and Piney Point. Taking the route in a counterclockwise direction, you will follow a spur trail to Piney Point for the best overlook of the valley. Then, you’ll return to the main loop and head north along Shakerag Hollow for a stroll through a beautiful medium-growth hardwood forest. From there you’ll head north to Green’s View for another big overlook view. Return to the trailhead via Beckwith Point trail for a rim-top trail that offers and few views just over the treetops.

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Jamie McDonald
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I did Piney Point first which was gorgeous but going the perimeter counterclockwise was a wise decision, merely for the fact it's unbelievably gorgeous and straight from a fairytale and very overwhelming. only point that is a bit confusing is when you come off the Perimeter, you have to scale and scramble the rock face, do not follow the path that leads to the downed tree. climb up the rocks a bit and you will then see the continuation of the trail. The last part of the trail was forest and a few creek crossing but I found after the first half and everything I had taken in, the last part was great for decompressing and gather your thoughts about what you just experienced. I highly recommend this trail! It's become one of my new "local" favorites!

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Butch Eads
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Overall this is a nice trail. The best parts are the spur to Piney Point and the Shakerag Hollow Trail section. The hollow section is just beautiful and reminds me of an "enchanted forest". It has so many neat features such as giant rock formations, streams, little bridges and heavy forest. Just a pure hiking pleasure. The Beckwith Point Trail seems to be something that was just added on to compete the loop. The fact that for a good portion it runs next to a road and you can constantly hear cars definitely hurts the experience and ambiance. The mileage seems off. If you do all three segments it is more than 7 miles.

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Brent Cordis
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Very nice hik

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Brad Hutcheson
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Very nice hike. The Perimeter Trailhead entrance was open. There is only one serious uphill portion, right before Green's View (if you are walking the loop in a counterclockwise direction, and come from the perimeter trail towards Green's View). We cut out the spur to Piney Point, and the spur to Roark's Cove Road, and spent a little time trying to find Shakerag Hollow Mine (never found it), and ended up with a total mileage of 4.8m. Saturday morning hike, only saw five people the whole way. All shaded. Plenty of water for dogs when we were there.

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lydia bruski
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We were out there today and the trailhead parking is open, but no bathrooms there. Got a little confused on the way to Piney Pt after the bridge, but found our way. So beautiful!

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Brian Tapp
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This trail is my favorite on Mont Eagle. It’s awesome, I did it in June and summer hiking usually stinks this time of year. This trail is a must do, well maintained and serval nice water features, cliff lines and views along the way. Dog friendly with many natural flowing streams that you cross.

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Linda Sealey
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This is a beautiful Loop, we did the perimeter trail section first, many trees, plants, water fall & big rocks, had lunch at Piney Point, nice trail well marked not too hard

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Jason Reiling
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Great trail. I have hiked this particular section 3 times now, once in the dark, once as part of the perimeter trail (Shakerag Hollow part), and today. I continue to enjoy this hike, especially when you add in Piney Point. It is very peaceful, plenty of flowing water, and some great views. The Sewanee area with South Cumberland is one of my favorite hiking areas. For now, the main trailhead is closed so you have to go to Green Views, which is down university road, turn right at the lodge, go past the tennis courts and golf course. You will see the road closed off but there are a few parking spots in the lot right there.

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Chandler Means
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Beautiful hike along the rim - hiked from entrance at Green View to the trail head at highway which parking area was closed due to COVID 19 ... 4-27-2020 . Took the perimeter trail back to where it joins back up with Green view for about a 5 mile hike ... beautiful hike!

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Jennifer Lyell
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I have hiked multiple national parks and all over Tennessee in our largest state and city parks. This trail is my absolute favorite outside of the Redwood National Park (it’s hard to compete with that majesty). This trail has several short trail extensions to incredible views. The trail itself is a great balance of dirt (or mud if a recent rain), small rocks, boulders, bridges, and streams. Adding all the short trail extensions, I finished right at 9 miles. DEFINITELY plan to hit Piney Point at the end of the day and wait for sunset. Absolutely incredible. I hesitated to write the review because the only downside I can see to this trail would be if it were crowded. I went during the Covid19 quarantine and only saw a few people, so it was perfect. So, hike this trail, but don’t bring a crowd or be loud. :-)

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Leslie Tadlock
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HikingMuddyRocky

Hiked this beauty yesterday (2/9/20) and wished we had clearer instructions on how this is 6.1 miles. Shortly after leaving the trailhead, you come to a fork for Beckwith's Point and Perimeter Trail. To make this loop, you will need to do the Beckwith's Trail. Green's View is a spur off of the loop. If you just stay on the Perimeter Trail, you're on a 21.5 mile loop! The loop here is about 4 miles and there is a separate out and back to Piney Point that will give you the rest and IT's WORTH IT!!! While taking the Piney Point trail, we came to an unmarked fork and went right. This was wrong, but was so beautiful! After enjoying it and ending up at the entrance to Saint Andrew's School, we backtracked and went out to the point. Oh yeah, there are no restrooms of any kind at the trail head.

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