Explore the best birding trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful trails. My husband and I took our dog and walked for hours. We parked at the Rainbow Lake parking lot but we must have taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way because we came out of the woods along way from the parking lot so I suggest before you go to look at maps. But other than that it's absolutely beautiful once you get past the golf course area and all the noise. Make sure you take a really good tick repellent because even though I sprayed us all down we were covered in ticks. We had more on us than our dog had.

Defenetly worth the time. I loved the view when you get to the point. It will take about 1 hour 30 - 2 hours depending on your experience. Its got some nice swimming sports my favorite is hidden near the bridge. I usually go there every weekend sence its 5 minutes away from my home.

hiking
20 hours ago

Wonderful trail in both the beginning and when you get to the higher elevation. Didn't get to see the falls at the end because we had to turn back to check out of our cabin, but even without them this trail shows a lot of what smokey mountain national park has to offer while connecting to other trails for a longer day trip.

hiking
21 hours ago

Awesome hike! Gorgeous scenery, fun terrain, lots of shade...will be back!

hiking
23 hours ago

One of my family's favorites! Have been hiking this trail every few years for the past 20 years, with my children from 8 years old and up. Looking forward to sharing this with my grandchildren in another 3-4 years. I would advise that you be in shape! The last bit up to the falls is strenuous. Fortunately the falls is a great place to hang out and enjoy a snack, and admire the natural beauty

Took Spicewood out and Old North Mac back - slightly longer but easier downhill grade. Decent trail for dogs. All uphill for the first 3 miles or so. Would hike again.

This trail is one of my favorite in TN. Several different waterfalls and caves to see and explore. It's a very difficult hike, but worth it!

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trail, long hike. Lots of cool stuff to do. Will definitely go back

Can anyone advise if this trail is open on Weekdays yet? I'm visiting the area from Mon-Weds inclusive next week all the way from the UK and looking for some amazing hiking!