Best trails in Tennessee

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Trying to find the best Tennessee trails? AllTrails has 1,282 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park or around Gatlinburg, Townsend or Chattanooga we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Tennessee state park trails, check out Burgess Falls State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Percy Warner Park near Nashville or Barfield Crescent Park near Murfreesboro. Ready for some activity? There are 571 moderate trails in Tennessee ranging from 0.6 to 78.4 miles and from 239 to 6,515 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Tennessee
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#1 - Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 6 h 13 m
As of May 14, 2020, users have reported that there are temporary closures in this area. Please consult the park's website before visiting. This trail begins with a mild incline along Alum Cave Creek Show more
#2 - Chimney Tops Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Note: Users have reported that the last portion of the trail is closed due to fire damage. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/operating-dates.htm Due to the spectShow more
#3 - Rainbow Falls Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
This trail is quite a bit more difficult that it appears. It's easy to follow, but nearly constant incline with pretty rugged terrain. Lots of wildlife. Parking lot gets full early. The trail continueShow more
#4 - Grotto Falls Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
NOTE: As of May 2020, parking lot to the trailhead is closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check the park website for more information. Access is given only on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and on feShow more
#5 - Laurel Falls Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Dogs and pets are not permitted in Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Laurel Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the park and parking at the trailhead is limited. The area is especialShow more
#6 - Charlies Bunion via Appalachian Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
Nice hike along the summit of the Smokies, with views of Charles Bunion. Drive to and park at Newfound Gap. The trail to Charlie's Bunion isn't marked, so follow signs for the Applachian Trail and IcShow more
#7 - Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The traiShow more
#8 - Virgin Falls Trail
Virgin Falls State Natural Area
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 31 m
Situated halfway between Nashville and Knoxville, the Virgin Falls Natural Area is a striking natural landscape. Visitors here find rolling forested hills, hidden creeks, waterfalls, and more. The arShow more
#9 - Abrams Falls Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. Abrams Fall is a popular waterfall with a 25 foot drop over a rShow more
#10 - Ramsey Cascades Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
This is a great hike with lots of good scenery. The trail is an out-and-back type trail with the route to Ramsey Cascades all up hill. It's a gradual climb that only gets remotely steep the last mileShow more
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