Best trails in Chuckey, Tennessee

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Looking for a great trail near Chuckey, Tennessee? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, forest 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Rocky Fork State Park or Warriors' Path State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Rich-Laurel Wildlife Area or Buffalo Mountain Park. Ready for some activity? There are 2 moderate trails in Chuckey ranging from 4.1 to 4.4 miles and from 1,811 to 3,458 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 Chuckey, Tennessee
Top trails (5)
#1 - Squibb Creek Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
There is a parking lot on Horse Creek Park Road just before the blacktop turns to forest road. Continue up the the forest road following Horse Creek for .2 miles and take a left on the wooden bridge to access the path. In another tenth of a mile you will pass the Sampson Mountain Wilderness Boundary sign where Squibb Creek turns into Horse Creek. Continue another half mile crossing 2 well constructed footbridges until you take a sharp right over Squibb Creek. You'll know you have gone too far if you see the Turkey Pen Cove Trail sign. It's just 20 paces past where you should have crossed Squibb Creek. The next part goes uphill and you will cross the creek 12 times on the way to the falls. The approach is from the right side of Squibb Creek and you will notice a Z-shaped switch back after the final crossing.Show more
#2 - Petes Branch Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
#3 - Middle Springs Ridge and Turkeypen Cove Loop
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
#4 - Sarvis Cove Trail: Horse Creek to Appalachian Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
The initial hike is from the Horse Creek campground parking lot up the Jeep trail and then on to Poplar Cove trail. At the Poplar Cove and Sarvis Cove split, you want to bare left. The signs are mostly destroyed, but you’ll be following blue blazes after the split. The initial half of the hike has you parallel to the creek and the trail is in good shape. Mid way through, it becomes more difficult as the trail gets steep and severely washed out. Then you approach the overgrown section. The trail all but disappears, but there were just enough blazes to keep some level of confidence. The last section as you approach the AT is a series of switchbacks that are difficult, but the trail reemerged. Wear pants!Show more
#5 - Poplar Cove Trail: Horse Creek to Round Knob
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 34 m