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Great trail that provides a good workout. I went in expecting a 4.5 mile hike, but with the connector trail from the Chickering entrance, my Fitbit registered almost six miles. It took me just over two hours to complete. Consistently hilly with about one pretty challenging climb per mile. The trail is dirt and gravel so I think it could be hazardous on some of the steeper climbs/descents when it’s wet. I would have given it five stars if there had been a great lookout or more wildlife. It’s really just all woods and squirrels. Traffic on the trail was consistent but didn’t feel busy. Overall I found this to be a nice trail to hike and a good workout. I’ll definitely add it into my rotation.

you will experience one of the best site's in the smilies, extremely beautiful hike, either side, you have to climb the Mountain to see the view.

Wonderful hike! Very good aerobic workout for us 50 somethings! What a payoff!!

10 hours ago

Two beautiful large waterfalls and large rocks/boulders. Trails not marked well at all and wish I had more time to try to get to base of second fall. My dog had fun, but I was nervous about possible mishap in river current taking her over falls and some trails had to pick her up to get over rocks. I recommend leaving the dog home if you plan to take some of the off the beaten path trails.

road biking
10 hours ago

hiking
11 hours ago

I ran the Black Mtn, TNT and Log Rhythm sections and it was awesome. Well marked and gently rolling , perfect for any level trail runner . So thankful this is part of our beautiful city !

hiking
15 hours ago

walking
15 hours ago

Love taking the dogs. Haven't done the whole trail with them but the pretty section in JC is shaded. Hubby did the entire trail from JC to Elizabethton & needed water, had a hard time finding places to get water so he went off the path to fast food stops. Be prepared to carry water & refill container. There was a porta-potty at the beginning and end. Less trash cans to put doggy bags in, bring your own. Hubby really liked the trail as a runner he said it was perfectly packed to run on but got extra hot at the end as no trees to shade u.

backpacking
15 hours ago

Beautiful with a neat cave to explore

on Ridgetop Trail

hiking
16 hours ago

backpacking
16 hours ago

Second time being here still a good trail somewhat tough in spots. Not a lot of water this time but it’s always good getting down to the Caney River to stay the night. Only downfall now is if you haven’t been in awhile make sure you call and make reservations if your staying over night. 3$ a night and a 5$ reservation fee. (423)-881-3297. But in all still a great trail.

hiking
17 hours ago