Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Most beautiful trail I've ever hiked.

Trail definitely a moderate to extreme in spots. I am 32, not too athletic and sit at work so don’t get many steps on a normal day but love to hike when i can and I am also an asthmatic, but I did fine. My family members didn’t do as well, step mom and aunts ages 74-70 that are fairly fit took a lot of breaks and struggled. If you don’t like heights do NOT go on this trail! The ledge could be super nerve wrecking if scared of heights, also if you are super clumsy be careful. My father is 60 and super athletic and did fine. My aunt and step mom did brace themselves on a rock and got stung a lot by some hornets. Above all the waterfall was stunning and views were amazing!! Hope this helps out. Also we did see a baby bear super close! Crossed the trail right in front of us! Super awesome!

Well defined trail, wet at times but not really muddy. Very heavy on traffic. A lot of people like to hang out at the falls, but it was still enjoyable on a Thursday afternoon during the shoulder season.

hiking
9 hours ago

Hardest hike done so far, but well worth it!

I went on this trail and it had the best views I’ve ever seen

12 hours ago

This is one of my favs in the Upper Cumberland! Half of what makes this so much fun are all the water crossings. They range from ankle to waste deep. Cables run across for a stable handhold but they sometimes wash out after a really bad storm. (Do NOT go down here if there's a flood warning) The view from the top of the window cliffs is icing in the cake.

Started the "trail" by Welch's Overlook and hiked down toward the river. Beware: THIS IS NOT A LOOP! Nor is it a real trail... it's an abandoned gravel road in extremely bad shape. Deep ruts and loose gravel along the steepest sections make things challenging, not moderate. The trail effectively ends at the river because the rest is either totally overgrown or washed out...it was hard to tell which. (Met a local on our way back who said it hasn't been a loop in years.) Also, either Amber's Den is along the inaccessible part or it's gone. Never saw it. On the positive side, the calm water made for a great place to swim and cool off. Overall the lack of scenery meant it wasn't worth the energy.

Loved the hike but the bugs were so bad we had to turn back after about .5 mile.

Poorly maintained and marked trail. Beautiful scenery except for the large amount of trash dumped in the area

hiking
16 hours ago

Love it. Paved trail can be slick in spots. Water fall was awesome. On the way back saw a young bear.

Awesome bouldering

Great hike.

I would have been a nicer day had not a dog followed me around for half of the mileage. Then the crowds expected on Abrams Falls trail. Solitude is difficult in the Smokies.

Tough hike but so worth it. The view is beautiful .

Pretty rough especially the first 4 miles! Don’t get the full experience since it was cloudy. The hike was actually 13.3 miles from parking lot out and back .

Well recommended for beginners. Absolutely loved. Very clean and well maintained

Nice hike on old road. Took 3 and 4 year old granddaughters, easy

Great challenging trail

hiking
2 days ago

Quick three mile loop that provides a decent work-out. Two or three moderate climbs in both directions. A mix of woods and pastures. Nice addition to the Warner Parks system. The single-track does narrow in a few spots (tall grass), so apply bug spray to ward off ticks.

hiking
2 days ago

I'd done the waterfalls trail before (which is beautiful) but wanted a longer wander in the woods on a misty day. Never saw another soul on a rainy Sunday afternoon. It's a little more than 4 miles one way to Benton Falls - I ended up clocking a little over 9 miles making a trip to the falls and taking the Rim Rock Spur loop on the way back. Love the changing scenery, wish there were better overlooks though. You get a few peeks on the way up. Several small creeks and springs so good water sources if needed. No trouble with trail markings, fairly straight forward to stay on the main trail. Great workout and peaceful outing, I'm sure it won't be my last visit.

Great trail beautiful views , very well maintained .

hiking
3 days ago

The most beautiful hike that I have done!!! Waterfalls and stream along the whole hike! So breathtaking! Will definitely do it again!

Very easy hike to the overlook. The trail down to the base of the Falls was closed due to flood unfortunately, but other than that is was an awesome little hike. I hiked this with my 2yr old niece and 58yr old heavy set mother. She was able to due this hike fairly easily. Only part she had to go slow was the staircase which is about 40 stairs. Without going down to the base the whole loop is less than a mile.

This was a great trail! Went with my husband and our three girls and saw a ton of colorful insects. the falls were beautiful and a great spot to cool of in. deffinetly recommended!

Very nice place to hike trail was very good on directions

It's a good trail for a nearby escape. However, I feel a little uncomfortable when by myself having known the area and its reputation. I always have my dog with me and she loves her mom so that helps.

nature trips
4 days ago

Very beautiful. Trail not marked very well and didn’t read info in this app. We did go left at the fork and came to top of falls. Very very steep. Would like to go back and explore more.

East to follow Trail with several spur trails to add to the hike.

Challenging and the creeks and meadows were beautiful. The park is full of wildflowers and your in the shade most of the time. That combined with crossing the creeks makes it a great spot for a summer hiking.

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.

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