Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

20 hours ago

Great hike, found a trail that brought us down to the lake! Beautiful!

1 day ago

A short easy trek to the stone door. Beautiful views from just above the stone door. Suitable for kids, dogs and beginning hikers.

Perfect trail for a family hike with a three year old. A bit challenging for him but not too tough and kept his interest, especially by the creek.

on Stone Door Trail

1 day ago

The views are amazing in the spring and fall! The hike is not difficult, and the paths are well-kept.

This was an excellent hike. Amazing views and plenty of places to relax. Ravens point is a view worth the hike. Take lots of water!

Outstanding! Make sure you start early and plan your whole day around it. So much to see. You’ll want to stop and take it all in. Maybe consider camping overnight to break it up. It’s a hike! But a great one!

3 days ago

Had a great hike yesterday with the family. Did the full trail which ended up right at 4 miles. Trail has great markings and is well maintained.

enjoyed this late winter hike but let the tick season begin. found two even after liberal application of Deet.

Great hike! It’s a real workout

Great hike!! Strenuous at times, but worth it!

Superb hike! Wonderful views of the lake. The path could use some maintaining and the blazers could be more frequent.

This is my second time to attempt a full trail at Nesbit Park. I went to the map and found that what is labeled here as blue trail seems to also come in contact with the orange trail. I set out on the orange trail since it was labeled as only for hiking. It ended at a bench near the river, then seemed to flow into the blue trail. I think he blue trail is for hiking? Either way, this park is very confusing. For better exercise I reccomend hiking the trails labeled as biking.

One of my top three trails.

Difficult because of steepness at times but worth it for the views. I would recommend a walking stick, plenty of food, and plenty of water for the long journey. We started at the overlook and hiked 10km to defeated creek camp and 10 km back. It was about 12.5 miles round trip and took us about 6 1/2 hours.

Fun hike, stairs are worth the climb, in and out, to see the waterfall!

I hiked here yesterday. It was mostly all uphill and constant switchbacks all the way until you finally reach the picnic table, then it straightens out some. I would rate this definitely a more strenuous hike.

One of my favorites! Gorgeous and a nice day hike. It's incredible all 4 seasons. It's somewhat rugged for beginners but there is a shorter hike that leads into this one, it also goes on to a 13 mile hike if you want a little more.

Fun hike. Needs better markings. Blue trail confusion

trail running
13 days ago

Nice, well-kept trails. Just not enough of them! Very short.

All paved, would seem nice for a bike ride but not really so much for hiking. There were some pretty parts but also a lot of trash around the park. Also next to a sewer system so if it's a windy day I wouldn't advise it.

13 days ago

Dog friendly, beautiful easy trails with views and water access. Would like to come back and kayak here.

This is one of the better hikes near Nashville, hands down. This one is not for beginners as it consists of a lot of elevation. Really some great views over the Cumberland. Will revisit in the coming Spring.

14 days ago

beautiful view

on Hall Bend Trail

14 days ago

The Hall Bend Trail is a leisurely 5 mile loop that offers great views of the Little Tennessee River from long stretches along it's shores and a few high points in it's vicinity. These high points provide the only couple of moderately intense elevation changes but are rewarded with the trail's best vantage points of the river. The roughly last 1/3 of the loop runs parallel the Tellico Parkway and may be a turn of to hikers seeking to escape the noise of parkway traffic.

on Middle Creek Nature Loop

15 days ago

great hike! not as strenuous as some with amazing rock houses and well made trail.

Great short hike!! Falls are not that far in from the parking and they are beautiful. It has rained for a couple days so maybe the extra water made them that more beautiful... not sure. Seem like a perfect swimming hole in the summer. Once you are past the falls the climb begins. I can see this being a strenuous hike in the heat but a 55 degree day made it perfect. Once at the top you have a great 360 view of it all. You can even see the Smoky Mountains in the distance. Looks as a fire has gone through the peak sometime in the recent past as its pretty bare at the top and everything in charcoal. Still worth the climb to see it though.

Great trail with awesome scenes and many waterfalls.

Absolutely gorgeous view!

15 days ago

Deep woods trail that makes you feel like you are deep in the wilderness. Which that isn’t far from the truth. I prefer to cut off this trail and go visit Lower Dicks Creek Falls.

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