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Best trails in Hartford

750 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Hartford, Tennessee? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest trails, wild flowers 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 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pinnacle Park or Rich-Laurel Wildlife Area. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Hartford ranging from 2.7 to 25.1 miles and from 1,204 to 5,836 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 Hartford
Top trails (7)
#1 - Mouse Creek Falls via Big Creek Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 51 m
A beautiful trail with several gorgeous falls right off trail and easy access to the river. The trail is nice and wide, easy to navigate, steady incline all the way to the falls. Mainly along side the river with many picture taking opportunities. Please watch your step as the terrain can be a bit rocky in some sections, with rounded loose creek rock.Show more
#2 - Appalachian Trail: Davenport Gap to Max Patch
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 9 h 2 m
#3 - Mt. Sterling via Baxter Creek Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 11.7 mi • Est. 7 h 30 m
This is a wonderful hike to an old but charming fire tower. There are no steep sections, but a nice gradual climb the entire way. Definitely a decent workout! The fire tower at the top has some great views. The hike back down can be pretty stressful on the knees. Hiking poles are highly recommended!Show more
#4 - Little Fall Branch Trail
Hartford, Tennessee
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 29 m
#5 - Buzzard Roost via Stone Mountain Trail
Cherokee National Forest
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Gorgeous overlook. You can see Cammerer and Sterling from here. The trail head is located on the opposite side of the street from a pull over. The pull over is on the river side of the road. The trail head is difficult to see it is approximately 50 to 100 feet to the right of the parking area with your back to the river.. There’s a very steep narrow start. I would highly recommend bringing a set of trekking poles with you for the descent. There is a water source approximately 1.1 miles up from the trail head. It is on the left side of the trail and is coming out of a PVC pipe that has been installed. When you top out near the buzzard roost you come out on to what appears to be an old Road bed. Most likely a service road for the logging industry back in the day.Show more
#6 - Balsam Mountain Loop
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Length: 25.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
#7 - Cherry Creek Trail
Hartford, Tennessee
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m