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Tunnel Trail

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 3.7 (3)

Follow along the limestone bluff to the pool at the mouth of tunnel that powered Montgomery Bell's Pattison Forge.


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100%

Runnable

474' 145 m

High

436' 133 m

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Up

38' 12 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Cave · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views

Description

Just beyond the junction of the Harris Street Bridge Trail and the Bluff Overlook Trail, there is a small rock shelter where evidence has been found of habitation dating back nearly 8,000 years. The trails follows along the limestone bluff to the pool at the mouth of a hand-cut, 100-yard tunnel that is on National Register of Historic Places.

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Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks

Shared By:

Ryan Spr

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The Montgomery Bell Tunnel was originally built as a water-diversion tunnel.
Jan 10, 2017 near Kingsto…, TN
Gorgeous views can be had looking east from the Bluff Overlook Trail.
Jan 10, 2017 near Kingsto…, TN
The tunnel in spring after heavy rain.
Mar 25, 2020 near Kingsto…, TN

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