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beautiful! it was co eres with snow and ice.

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.

Lovely if you want a nice walk. Nothing hard.

Love the trails at Bledsoe.

hiking
11 hours ago

Followed directions and ends up at the very top of

If your not use to hiking, then take it super slow... I am not in shape and it took me 1-2 hours to climb up. Also be prepared for steps!! The view is worth the climb!!

Nice trail. Once you get past the elevation, it's easy. I went after a storm there was trees down. It's nice that the trail is paved. Amazing views!! Becareful around the waterfalls.

hiking
22 hours ago

Definitely a top three trail in Tennessee. It's only eight miles long, not much as far as steep inclines. Went out when some of the rock were still frozen over with water, so you want to be careful when heading out in colder temps. With the overlook, the falls, and the diversity of the trail it is one of the best in the state.

You can tell it is mainly used for mountain biking. But not a bad walk through the trails.

I made this a Loop by going back by the bluff trail (where it forks off the cravens house) up to point park, and then down the incline trail (which isn’t maintained, but is perfectly functional).

Beautiful hike through the laurels and the falls are worth the many steps.

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.

What a fun trail! I had to return before reaching Mt Leconte due to completely iced over trail and being poorly equipped. The bluff area is beautiful and this is a challenging trek with great views. In January you will definitely need microspikes for your feet and perhaps a hiking pole.

Beautiful trail around reservoir lake, tons of wildlife, Bays Mountain is a gem!

Beautiful trail around the lake reservoir on top of Bays Mtn. Bound to see wildlife, especially in the summer complete with otters, beavers, and lily pads. Stop by the animal habit exhibits, herpetarium, planetarium, and nature center. Great for kids! Largest municipal park in Tennessee

Nice hike beginning through animal habitat exhibits, going around a lake, and up to the top from there. Pay attention because you do need to change trails and there is more than one way to the summit. Nice view from the fire tower. Be careful, some boards/steps may be damaged or missing.

This is an easy little stroll. We took our 17 month old and let him walk mostly on his own (some areas we picked him up or made him hold our hand when close to drops or over larger rocks). Otherwise, a quick easy hike with about 3 main rock formations.

hiking
1 day ago

Good all season hike. More of a gravel road than a trail but it was nice to not see anyone else on the trail today. At about 4 miles (just before the end), there is a creek crossing with a log bridge. It was icey so I didn’t cross. The creek is about ankle deep but I didn’t bring anything to keep my feet from getting wet. It about 15-20 degrees out so I decided to turn around.

I was told the field stone walls you will see are from an old homestead. I was told they served as property boundaries. There are remnants of the house close by.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trail, beautiful view! Did this one during the warmer months, prepare to trek through the creek more than a couple times.

Beautiful rugged trail with sprawling winter views. The parking area gate to the summit of Big Frog Mountain is 4.4 miles with 2,500 ft of elevation gain. If you do this hike on a cold-ish winter day, do not underestimate how cold and windy it will be on the ridgeline. There's a lot of downed trees and overgrowth but it's worth it.

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