Explore the most popular horseback riding 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.

We went yesterday. Unfortunately, there was no cell service and I failed to go to the end of the road where the trail started. Instead, pulled off and took an old logging road which eventually brought us to the trail but only added a mile or so to our hike. As we hiked, I noticed a burnt log and a second later, thought it was a bear cub until it turned and saw it was a very huge wild boar! Fortunately, he ran down the mountain and not at us!

When we got to the loop, we opted to make our way out, but the river and falls were stunning and we will do the full loop soon.

Chose this hike for easy access in winter and it didn’t fail. The drive in is gorgeous. The hike is a very scenic and enjoyable hike, the Falls was awesome and not so much traffic that we was able to spend some quiet time at the falls.
Great hike and very much recommend for all skill levels.

I enjoyed this trail a lot! My girlfriend and I are in pretty good shape and didn’t have much of an issue on this hike. About halfway up we enjoyed the sight of a lone doe finding a snack on the snow covered ground.

There was ice on the trail but our hiking boots were sufficient enough to avoid any falls.

Pack a blanket and enjoy the cascade at the CS18!

Happy trails!

2 days ago

Made it back today,hiked the whole loop and saw both falls! One of my favorite places to hike! It is definitely worth the drive!

6 days ago

Love this hike and getting to go behind the falls!!

I decided to do this hike early on 12/31 to catch the sunrise over the mountains. I started early and was able to get to the top at the fire lookout right after the sun rose. The hike was beautiful and was a great challenge, especially in the switchbacks. I cannot wait to do this hike again and share it with my family. There was some ice on the AT heading towards the lookout but nothing too troubling since the trail widened out at that point as well. A great hike to spend some time on and share with others.

Long, moderate to strenuous hike. This was actually to Buzzard Point via the Snow Falls Trail. When you get up to the top where you walk between the two huge rocks, take a left and it takes you to Buzzard Point. Stunning views!

trail running
8 days ago

Great trail to do circuit runs if you’re so inclined, otherwise a nice and peaceful loop to hike year round while avoiding the crowds.

The beginning of the trail was nice and relaxing as you follow the creek. Once you get to the stretch of the Appalachian trail, the climb begins to become quite challenging. It is steep and relentless providing a workout to say the least. When you reach the next fork, the hike levels out for the most part (at least in comparison to the Appalachian stretch). If you are hiking this trail in the winter the snow can start to pile up and the wind can begin to become piercing (at least it did when I was here). The trail leading to the tower is straight forward enough and once you reach the tower at the peak, the views will blow you away. Overall, the trail was definitely not for the timid, but the payoff is well worth the struggle.

10 days ago

At 20 degrees it was a Frozen Wonderland,I would be happy to hike this trail anytime of the year!!

Surprising gem tucked away in the Tennessee mountains. This hike is not difficult however you are rewarded with a large beautiful waterfall roughly 30 minutes into the hike. I’ll come back to complete the full circuit!

This is a very good hike that both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed! It was overcast, but beautiful non-the-less. We decided winter is a great time to do this hike because with the leaves off the trees, the views of Cades Cove and the valley toward Townsend were spectacular. Not sure the hike would be the same with full foliage on the trees. Took us about 5 hours to complete.
Unmarked side trail to the old fire tower location and cistern was worth the 2 minutes to walk up...great views!

14 days ago

December 29. 2017. Beautiful trail. Some snow on sides of trail. Seen 4 deer on the return trip. Looking forward to hiking in spring.

great trail. rained the whole time though. real easy

Love this trail! So much fun to stop and put your feet in the water half way through at the gorgeous water fall...

I intended to go up to the fire tower and back but made it up in good time so I took the AT to the low cammerer trail back down (extra 5 miles or so but very gently declined). Views at the fire tower were gorgeous. Weather varies from snow and cold to sun & lush plants. Nice diversity that way. Switchbacks up are tough but doable. Had the trail to myself most of the day - only passed a handful of people. Very pretty and good workout.

I went up Long Gap (definitely some good hills and switchbacks) then came down low cammerer. It was long coming down but very gently declining for the most part for 9 or so miles. Trail temps varied a lot- a little snow along the way and snowing too, then warmer and lush in the sun. Took me 8 hours. A nice long day hike. The skies were clear today and the views from the fire tower were gorgeous!

I loved this hike, the challenge of it, and the views! I would definitely recommend ♥

Don’t get discouraged by the gravel road drive, and do hike all the way. The falls are gorgeous!

This hike is amazing! #abovetheclouds ❤️

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