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2,054 mi 3,305 km of trail 75 Runs

Gems 17 Gems Easy Trails 154 Trails Intermediate Trails 446 Trails Hard Trails 147 Trails
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gem Favorite Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.

Clingmans Dome

(88) 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

(76) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Abrams Falls.

Abrams Falls

(56) Wildwood, TN
gem Favorite Alum Cave Bluff

Alum Cave Bluffs

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

Charlies Bunion

(42) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

(32) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite This was taken from the rocks on the left just before reaching the fire tower! Incredible views!

Mt. Cammerer Lookout Tower

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

Killdeer Arch

(1) Jamestown, TN

Runs in Eastern TN - 77

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Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Difficult

Alum Cave - Cliff Top Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km • Out and Back • 2,773 ft Ascent 845.09 m Ascent

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

Charlies Bunion Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 1,632 ft Ascent 497.37 m Ascent

(91) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite View below the Chimney Tops.
Difficult

Chimney Tops Trail

4.2 mi 6.7 km • Out and Back • 1,420 ft Ascent 432.7 m Ascent

(110) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Abrams Falls.
Intermediate

Abrams Falls Out and Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km • Out and Back • 550 ft Ascent 167.56 m Ascent

(63) 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 • Loop • 2,209 ft Ascent 673.28 m Ascent

(52) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Difficult

Mt. Sterling Loop (Big Creek / Baxter Creek)

17.7 mi 28.6 km • Loop • 4,234 ft Ascent 1290.45 m Ascent

(39) Cove Creek, NC
Favorite Grotto Falls
Intermediate

Grotto Falls

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 515 ft Ascent 157.07 m Ascent

(41) Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Andrews Bald.
Intermediate

Andrews Bald Out and Back

3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 806 ft Ascent 245.82 m Ascent

(40) Bryson…, NC

Trails in Eastern TN - 672

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0.8 mi 1.3 km #1Clingmans Dome Trail
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Bryson City, NC 51 
3.9 mi 6.2 km #2Twin Arches Loop Trail
Intermediate
Oneida, TN
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.2 km Oneida, TN 19 
6.6 mi 10.6 km #3Baxter Creek Trail
Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult
6.6 mi 10.6 km Cove Creek, NC 13 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #4Boulevard Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
5.4 mi 8.7 km Gatlinburg, TN
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Cades Cove Nature Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Wildwood, TN 10 
4.1 mi 6.6 km #6Laurel Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Gatlinburg, TN 25 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Baskins Creek Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
2.8 mi 4.5 km Gatlinburg, TN 12 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Mount Cammerer Trail
Intermediate
Newport, TN
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Newport, TN
0.9 mi 1.5 km #9Twin Arches Trail
Intermediate
Oneida, TN
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Oneida, TN 10 
10.5 mi 16.9 km #10Tweetsie Trail
Easy
Johnson City, TN
Easy
10.5 mi 16.9 km Johnson City, TN
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Cliff Top Viewpoint Access
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
0.5 mi 0.8 km Gatlinburg, TN
9.9 mi 15.9 km #12Kingsport Greenbelt
Easy
Mount Carmel, TN
Easy
9.9 mi 15.9 km Mount Carmel, TN
0.6 mi 1.0 km #13Kimble's Ladder
Difficult
Knoxville, TN
Difficult
0.6 mi 1.0 km Knoxville, TN
5.5 mi 8.9 km #14North Fork Citico Creek Trail #98
Difficult
Vonore, TN
Difficult
5.5 mi 8.9 km Vonore, TN
2.2 mi 3.5 km #15Grindstone Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Chattanooga, TN
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.5 km Chattanooga, TN
2.4 mi 3.9 km #16Snoopers Rock to Ransom Hollow Overlook
Intermediate
Signal Mountain, TN
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.9 km Signal Mountain, TN
1.9 mi 3.1 km #17Byrd Creek Trail
Intermediate
Crossville, TN
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Crossville, TN
2.7 mi 4.4 km #18Ritchie Hollow Trail
Difficult
Signal Mountain, TN
Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Signal Mountain, TN
9.2 mi 14.8 km #19North Boundary Trail
Intermediate
Oliver Springs, TN
Intermediate
9.2 mi 14.8 km Oliver Springs, TN
5.7 mi 9.2 km #20North Rim Trail
Intermediate
Gruetli-Laager, TN
Intermediate
5.7 mi 9.2 km Gruetli-Laager, TN

Photos of Eastern TN - 1123

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Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Sep 3, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
Mouse Creek Falls © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
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
Midnight Hole © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
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

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