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Best trails in Erwin

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Looking for a great trail near Erwin, Tennessee? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 Mount Mitchell 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 11 moderate trails in Erwin ranging from 1.6 to 15.4 miles and from 1,686 to 4,127 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 Erwin
Top trails (19)
#1 - Rock Creek Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Rock Creek Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, Show more
#2 - Sill Branch Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
The first part of the hike has an easy incline, when the trail forks, stick to the left and you'll immediately cross a small stream. Continue on up this steep section of trail and you'll soon arrive aShow more
#3 - Martin’s Creek Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Note: Trail is pretty easy overall however the only hard part is the climb down to the bottom of the falls.Show more
#4 - Big Bald via Appalachian Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
Big Bald via Appalachian Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers aShow more
#5 - Nolichucky Ridge Cliff via Appalachian Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 1 h
Nolichucky Ridge Cliff via Appalachian Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
#6 - Higgins Creek Trail
Sampson Mountain Wilderness
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 3 m
This trail leads uphill a mile to a cascading waterfall. You can walk even further to explore 4-5 more waterfalls that are all part of Lower Higgins Creek. The waterfall is about a mile in on your riShow more
#7 - Lower Higgins Creek Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Nice hike. A bit rough getting down to the first falls.Show more
#8 - Pine Ridge Falls Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 29 m
A dual waterfall over beautiful rock facing. Park at the Long Arm Branch trailhead. Stay along the same trail for about 0.2 miles, cross the creek, then veer left at the fork. Slightly steep incline oShow more
#9 - Birchfield Camp Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
The trail starts by going over an aging bridge that is slippery. The trail is an old logging road that starts off maintained. The trail leads to Higgins creek falls and then continues on up the creek.Show more
#10 - Dick Creek Falls
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Dick Creek Falls is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is besShow more
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