Explore the best forest 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.

backpacking
2 hours ago

hiking
2 hours ago

Have hiked this trail many times now and always enjoy it.

My son and I hiked this trail from Snoopers Rock to Rainbow lake. Camping at Poplar Springs on the way. Very good trail, well marked, beautiful forests with little undergrowth. Nice section of the Cumberland trail.

hiking
6 hours ago

Super easy short hike and stunning waterfall!

great hike even through the rain. Some structures (stair case and an outlook) were closed but it still didn't effect our experience. Amazing views! Can't wait to go back and swim!

Hell of a hike! Took me about three hours just to get from one trailhead to the the other. It was a very slow hike.

Spiderwebs covered the trail, so I got about 200 yards in taking about 15 spiderwebs to the face before I decided I needed to wave a stick in front of my face the whole time.

Tons of parts were overgrown and the trail was difficult to find at times. Looks like there is very little trail maintenance.

However, I thought it was an awesome trail. I would definitely suggest doing this in early Spring or Fall though.

Also, I didn't pass anyone so if you are hiking alone I would be cautious!

hiking
18 hours ago

Nice hike. Neat wooden bridges, steps, and stairs. Good exercise. Keep bug spray with you. Saw a white tail deer in the Eastern Citadel, then awoke a tan-yellow raccoon sleeping on the Boardwalk.

hiking
18 hours ago

Great trail with great views! Really busy was the only downside and was hard to find a parking spot.

hiking
21 hours ago

The trail itself was really great, but many people were doing dangerous things at Rainbow Falls and Turtle Back Falls. This kind of put a cloud over the whole trip. Still a great hike.

hiking
1 day ago

Anthony Creek Trail to Bote Mountain to the AT. It's around 16miles with over 3700k in elevation change both ways. Most stunning views I've seen yet in the Smokies from both Spence Field and Rocky Top well worth the effort in and out. Late spring/early summer the rhododendron are in bloom making it even more unreal!

That said this was hands down the most intense hike I've done in the Smokies. My knees and hips took an absolute beating today coming out, even with trekking poles. Take plenty of water. Once you're off Anthony creek trail there is no water source until Spence Field shelter (which is the opposite direction of Rock Top) and remember to always filter back country water.

When they say for experienced hikers that is what they mean. It was a great trail but just starting out hiking probably should have picked another one. Views are breathtaking worth the hike

on Glen Falls Trail

1 day ago