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2,306 mi 3,711 km of trail 88 Recommended Routes

Gems 18 Gems Easy Trails 228 Trails Intermediate Trails 535 Trails Hard Trails 138 Trails
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gem Favorite Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.

Clingmans Dome

(95) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.

Laurel Falls

(81) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Abrams Falls.

Abrams Falls

(60) Wildwood, TN
gem Favorite Alum Cave Bluff

Alum Cave Bluffs

(55) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.

Charlies Bunion

(46) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

(40) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower quite literally puts you amidst the clouds.

Mt. Cammerer Lookout Tower

(19) Newport, TN
gem Favorite Killdeer Arch is in the background.

Killdeer Arch

(1) Jamestown, TN

Recommended Routes in Tennessee - 89

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Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Difficult

Alum Cave - Cliff Top Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km 2,773' Up 845.09 m Up 2,773' Down 845.09 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.
Intermediate/Difficult

Charlies Bunion Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,632' Up 497.37 m Up 1,632' Down 497.29 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite View below the Chimney Tops.
Difficult

Chimney Tops Trail

4.2 mi 6.7 km 1,420' Up 432.7 m Up 1,420' Down 432.77 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Abrams Falls.
Intermediate

Abrams Falls Out and Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km 550' Up 167.56 m Up 550' Down 167.56 m Down

Maryville, TN
Favorite Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Difficult

Ramsey Cascades Trail

8.0 mi 12.8 km 2,209' Up 673.28 m Up 2,208' Down 673.1 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Rainbow Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

Rainbow Falls

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,607' Up 489.94 m Up 1,607' Down 489.89 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Grotto Falls
Intermediate

Grotto Falls

2.6 mi 4.2 km 515' Up 157.07 m Up 516' Down 157.18 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Foster Falls
Difficult

Fiery Gizzard

12.2 mi 19.7 km 1,097' Up 334.26 m Up 979' Down 298.28 m Down

Tracy City, TN

Trails in Tennessee - 813

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3.9 mi 6.2 km #1Twin Arches Loop Trail
Intermediate
Oneida, TN
Intermediate
Oneida, TN 19 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #2Boulevard Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 10 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #3Laurel Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 27 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Cliff Top Viewpoint Access
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
4.2 mi 6.8 km #5Middle Prong Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 22 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #6Mossy Ridge Trail (Red)
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Hills, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Forest Hills, TN 19 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #7West Slope Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
10.5 mi 16.9 km #8Tweetsie Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Johnson City, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Johnson City, TN
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Cades Cove Nature Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN 11 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Baskins Creek Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 13 
5.5 mi 8.9 km #11North Fork Citico Creek Trail #98
Difficult
Vonore, TN
Difficult
Vonore, TN
4.9 mi 7.9 km #12Mountain Goat Trail: Sewanee - Monteagle
Easy
Sewanee, TN
Easy
Sewanee, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13Mount Cammerer Trail
Intermediate
Newport, TN
Intermediate
Newport, TN
2.7 mi 4.4 km #14Ritchie Hollow Trail
Difficult
Signal Mountain, TN
Difficult
Signal Mountain, TN
1.0 mi 1.7 km #15Gray Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Franklin, TN
2.9 mi 4.6 km #16Sherwood Day Hike Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Sewanee, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Sewanee, TN
1.5 mi 2.5 km #17Heartbeat Trail
Difficult
Franklin, TN
Difficult
Franklin, TN
9.9 mi 15.9 km #18Kingsport Greenbelt
Easy
Mount Carmel, TN
Easy
Mount Carmel, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #19Kimble's Ladder
Intermediate/Difficult
Knoxville, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Knoxville, TN
1.1 mi 1.8 km #20Rocky Path (White) Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Murfreesboro, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Murfreesboro, TN

Photos of Tennessee - 1313

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Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Sep 3, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
An icy Virgin Falls in mid February. Follow the Virgin Falls Loop Trail in the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, passing three other marvelous waterfalls before reaching the 110 foot waterfall.
Apr 7, 2016 near Sparta, TN
Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.
Mar 31, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Foster Falls
Apr 7, 2016 near Tracy City, TN
Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.
Apr 7, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
The fog sets in over the Cumberland Plateau after an early morning rain in Fall Creek Falls State Park. Photo was taken along the 14 mile Lower Loop Trail.
Apr 7, 2016 near Spencer, TN
Secluded Falls
Feb 18, 2020 near Huntsville, TN