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The Best Backpacking in Blount County

Looking for the best backpacking in Blount County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Blount County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Blount County

  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Abram Falls, Hatcher Mountain, Copper Road and Wet Bottom Loop

    13.31 mi / 2041 ft gain
    Abram Falls, Hatcher Mountain, Copper Road and Wet Bottom Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Russell Field Trail

    11.73 mi / 2562 ft gain
    Russell Field Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Anthony Creek, Bote Mountain, Eagle Creek, and Lakeshore to Hazel Creek

    19.26 mi / 4140 ft gain
    Anthony Creek, Bote Mountain, Eagle Creek, and Lakeshore to Hazel Creek is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Backpack to Spence Field

    13.8 mi / 3100 ft gain
    Start your hike at Anthony Creek Trailhead (elevation 1,800 ft), in the Cade’s Cove area. The trailhead is located at the far end of the day-use picnic area near Cade’s Cove campground. There are a few parking spots right at the trailhead, but note that the picnic area closes at dusk (a gate clos...
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  • Blount County, Tennessee

    Anthony Creek Leadbetter Ridge Loop Trail

    13.18 mi / 3284 ft gain
    Anthony Creek Leadbetter Ridge Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Blount County, Tennessee

    Cades Cove to Ledbetter Ridge

    5.09 mi / 1204 ft gain
    Cades Cove to Ledbetter Ridge is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Anthony Creek and Middle Prong Trail

    19.45 mi / 4682 ft gain
    Anthony Creek and Middle Prong Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Tallassee, Tennessee

    Abrams Creek and Cooper Road Loop Trail

    11.3 mi / 1611 ft gain
    Abrams Creek and Cooper Road Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Tallassee, Tennessee.
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  • Tallassee, Tennessee

    Abrams Creek to Cades Cove Loop

    15.76 mi / 2654 ft gain
    Abrams Creek to Cades Cove Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Tallassee, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Doe Knob to Spence Field via Appalachian Trail

    31.8 mi / 6614 ft gain
    Doe Knob to Spence Field via Appalachian Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Chestnut Top Trail to Whiteoak Sink

    10.34 mi / 2087 ft gain
    Chestnut Top Trail to Whiteoak Sink is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    West Prong Trail

    5.28 mi / 1752 ft gain
    West Prong Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Lumber Ridge to Middle Prong Loop

    20.67 mi / 5128 ft gain
    Lumber Ridge to Middle Prong Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Metcalf Bottoms Trail to Laurel Falls

    12.69 mi / 3491 ft gain
    Metcalf Bottoms Trail to Laurel Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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  • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    Curry Mountain Trail

    6.57 mi / 1486 ft gain
    Curry Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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  • Robbinsville, North Carolina

    Shuckstack via Twenty Mile Loop

    12.06 mi / 3146 ft gain
    Shuckstack via Twenty Mile Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Bryson City, North Carolina.
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