Explore the most popular paddle sports 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.

Love the trails at Bledsoe.

Great park to walk and bike. Great for kids. Riverfront park section has a playground. There is also a walking suspension bridge here to cross over to downstream tip of Long Island. Now overtaken mostly by Eastman on the other side, this Island was the Mecca for Cherokee people's. It was sacred land taken from them in a "treaty" causing the famous split of chief dragging canoe to form the chickamagua tribe that settled in the Chattanooga region. This tribe cursed, terrorized and raided white settlements, all the way up to Pennsylvania, for decades as revenge against the treaty. Lots of history and energy in this area. Great to watch wildlife such as beavers and blue herons near sunset. Long Island is a great place to meditate and reconnect

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!

We enjoyed the hike and the swinging bridges. Loved the view. Perfect with kids and dogs on leash. It was very cold but sunny today.

No pets policy is stupid. It’s the outdoors, not a hospital or restaurant.

1 month ago

A great trail for getting into nature. The falls are beautiful, and at the bottom of a cliff, but the natural stairs back up the cliff can be hard on the knees - be advised ;) Enjoy!

Loved this trail. Fairly easy with a few steep areas.
Saw several hikers on trail, cuts thru campground area.

Very easy trail, great for walking, running, or biking.

Good place to take your dog if they love having access to water. Fairly low traffic and good beach side hangout spots w/ good views. A little too close to civilization for my taste - otherwise would have gotten a higher score.

Benton Falls is well worth the trip. The trail is fairly well marked, and not as far in as you would think.

1 month ago

Take the Ocoee River scenic route, gorgeous overlooks!! Took us about an hour round trip, nice day hike.

Great trail. Very easy. I️ advise not going right after I️t rains. Super slick spots. Easy for dogs.

I walk this regularly. It is multi-use trail shared with bicycles. It is paved and is a moderate difficulty trail. Easy access and an opportunity to escape urban hiking. Several places to get off and eat, drink or rest. The trail follows the river and offers some pastoral and wildlife views. Trail is safe and has several water fountains and facilities.

Well maintained and a great and easy sunrise hike

First half (clockwise) is very hilly, second half is relatively flat. For the best workout do the first half then turn around and come back the same way. Doubling back creates the most challenging trail I've been able to find within a 30 mile drive.

2 months ago

easy hike. nice waterfall.

Always love going west on the yellow and coming back on the blue or white.

Enjoyed the hike. Great views. Lots of bridges.

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2 months ago

Very fun day. Great views all along the river. Trail is marked well and if you have any experience kayaking/canoeing it is easy to follow. Some less experience people had some issues maneuvering once we hit the ghost river section, but with a little patience they made it through with no issues. We took our time and enjoyed the scenery. It took us 5 hours to complete.

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