Explore the most popular Camping 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.

hiking
14 hours ago

Very quick trail, decided to do this one after another in the park. Lots of rocks, cute little cave

hiking
rocky
scramble
18 hours ago

The first time I made this loop I did it all wrong and took dog hole in and out. Today I made the official loop and completed the adventure in 3 hours 10 minutes. FG Trail through the boulder fields>the ascent to Ravens Point>back out on dog hole. If you can navigate boulders and rocks, you can get through the boulder fields in about 45 minutes. The alltrails pro map really helped me stay on the trail! Some of the trail isn't clearly marked and it's easy to get off trail. The map really helped. One of the best all around trails in the area. Highly recommend!!

Great hike. Rocky and moderate in difficulty coming back up from the gorge. As of 9/22 the Fall Creek Falls were very small.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Lots of creek crossings, bring extra socks or Chacos. Very rocky

running
1 day ago

This is the home of the walking tall 50k/25k and its an amazing race. You get everything you want in a race right in your backyard here in TN. It’s no Colorado rockies, but it’s the next best thing. This course is premier and so are the trails.

Great hike. A little longer than All Trails says but that is a good thing. Very lightly travel on this day only saw a handful of other folks on the trail. We did it clockwise and did it in just about 2.5 hours. Very wide to begin but narrowed then widened at the end. Bonus: you get to pass Col Chapman’s residence.

amazing view! however the trail is very Rocky and needs maintenance. Difficult to enjoy the hike when your trying to make sure you don't twist an ankle on the way down.

We just did the Fontana damn this morning ! Beautiful & WOW

A little deceiving...the elevation gain at beginning and end (x2 if you are doing it as an out and back) can really wipe you out quickly.

Beautiful trail and hiking conditions. It's September and still had running water and falls.

Great trail to see some different great views of the lake. Good trail to start training to hit some of the Smokey Mountain trails. Lots of wildlife around for most of the morning. The maple arch trail portion has a great spot to swim if you want to cool off. Trail also has the largest sinkhole in the park.

Started on the little river side and followed it upstream making a more gradual assent for probably 3.5 miles when we got to cucumber gap it was a pretty steep descent but very passable. When we got back to the Appalachian club cabins it was interesting to see how many are still standing, Trip was more than 6 miles total. If you start on the Jakes creek side then your climb comes first and its downhill from the gap but you're following the river downstream which is less scenic.

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 days ago

That trail is super confusing, and I got lost out there. The mile markers are faded, so I had no idea where I was going and I later learned it is entwined with several other shorter offshoot trails. It was my fault though--I got distracted by the horse trails. What an adventure though!

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
washed out
3 days ago

Good trail beautiful views, had a wonderful morning hike to the jump off. Definitely would recommend to everyone.

hiking
bugs
over grown
3 days ago

Hiked this morning. Left about 8am and made it to the top about 9:30; back to the bottom about 10:30. Only saw two groups on the way up; lots of people heading up as we were coming down. I am pretty slow/out of shape but with some stops along the way we made it. It’s a steady incline the whole way, with lots of rocks and tree roots to navigate. Overall though, very well maintained and easy to follow. There was a lot of fog, so we didn’t see too much. The trail itself was neat; I’d do it again to try to make it the extra few miles to Charlie’s Bunyon if I was in better shape.

Great overnight hike. The barn is closed as of 9/9/2019, sign says it will reopen in two years, Sept. 2021. Plenty of tent and hammock space around it though. It was 90+ degrees when I left Nashville and 48 degrees at Carvers Gap! Mid 30's at the Barn that night. Great break from the heat for a few days. The stream at Stan Murray Shelter was dry. Overmountain Shelter had a great water supply. I planned on staying at one of the beautiful camp sites on top of Round Bald night two. Unfortunately, these three sites are only a half mile from parking lot and they have been trashed by day hikers. Someone actually managed to haul a WWII style trunk full of junk up there; broken beer bottles and food trash everywhere. Other two sites had toilet paper (in the site area) and food trash (great way to meet Mr. Bear!). I went on back to my truck and came home a day early.

Nice drive through some beautiful scenery.

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