Explore the most popular walking trails near Vonore with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My sister and I have been walking all the different trails @ the fort. There is a number of difficulty trails. All have good clear paths. Dogs are welcome and we even take the grandbabies on some trails. You will see a lot of deer and wild turkey along with wild flowers and tellico
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this trail should not be rated easy but nice trail nice cs on slickrock trail

Maybe it was the old fort, but this trail feels like it’s in Europe, not Tennessee. There are so many old gnarled oak trees and majestic beech trees. The meadow is beautiful and you get a great view of the surrounding island, even with the meadow grasses reaching six feet high around you. The trails are clearly marked and well-kept. We loved it.

Can link up to 3 trail segments up for a solid 4-5 ish mile hike/trail run. All natural trails, awesome views, even in august, of the lake and mountains. Mountain view is best from the ridge top trail. Trails are also well enough used that there aren't many spider webs across them (unlike the nearby lakeshore trail system- in August). picnic area is also great quality with many tables that have great views

GPS said that we arrived, but we were in the middle of the road with no trail to be found. We found a trail that was not marked at all and the path was overgrown so much you couldn’t see your feet. The gravel road we traveled on for 8 miles was very bad with lots of pot holes and tree limbs down. Worse day of hiking we have had.

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4 months ago

Good trail. Interesting museum and fort to visit.

on Pine Ridge Trail

4 months ago

We’re not sure we were even on Pine Ridge Trail. A FS sign called Pine Ridge #99, and we hiked a steady climb for 3.5 miles. Crossed a creek, hugged the ridge, got absolutely cut up with sawbriars, and turned around at 4 miles. The trail is soft and spongy, easy on the feet, but the overgrown bushes were not really worth the effort.

hiking
4 months ago

This map is Rocky Flats Trail, FS 100. Pine Ridge Trail is FS 99.

hiking
6 months ago

very nice trail. lots of deer
beautiful lake views. well maintained trails. I hike this trail, 2or 3 time's a week.

hiking
6 months ago

This is NOT an easy trail and not recommended for out and back. After leaving Farr Gap you enter Wilderness and a steep drop - 40% grade - you don't want to hike up this trail. Great way to get to Slick Rock Creek and beautiful camping spots. Good for multi day trip to Yellow Hammer Gap, Nichols Cove, Big Fat Gap to Hangover, Bob Bald and Beech Gap. It was part of the Benton Mackaye Trail but BMT was rerouted because of the dangerous crossing (at high water events) at Slick Rock Creek.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail is to the right & there is a map.

Pretty insignificant trail. Very seldom trafficked makes you question if you’re even on the trail (+ no blazes or anything). Best views are from the beginning. Should be rated hard.

Getting there: Our map provides two ways and we took the shortest time option which was the longest in the forest... bad idea. We added 2 hours to our commute because we took this way and it’s mainly a dirt road with a bunch of holes and I drive my civic.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

well to start with i would not rate it easy. the trail head is flat then all down hill from there, they do call it stiffknee. once you decend the walk through the hollers are great, the junction of little slick rock and slick rock creek is worth a sore knee. just remember what went must go up. i would plan a good day for this hike, take some hammocks and cook a meal and relax, you will burn the calories on the hike out. great trail last i was on.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I love this trail. However, giving it an "easy" rating is crazy. I've been on many trails I'd rate easy before I'd consider this one easy. My friends and I judge all other trails by stiffknee on our stiffknee scale. Just saying.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

This trail is specified easy on here. It should be difficult! Unless your going in and not coming back out and going to the other side to get picked up. Lots of blow down in the cove on the way to little slick rock but worth it . Very beautiful.

it was a good trip but the trails can be a bit rough. nice and secluded

hiking
Friday, January 22, 2016

Excellent trail with many scenic views. Trail isn't marked being in a wilderness area. Great access to Slickrock Creek after 3.7 miles down hill. The most beautiful campsite you'll find anywhere at the trail's terminus with the Slickrock Creek trail.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

The campground is tiny and directly on the road, but there are several dispersed campsites along Citico Creek corridor. Very few vehicles passed over our weekend stay and we had complete privacy. The creek was a short walk from our extra large site, and we had ample room to practice our frisbee skills. There was lots of room for the dog to roam without the worry of the road and plenty for her to explore. The creek was clean and peaceful and had a small creek connecting to it even closer to our site.

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