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The Best Hiking in Blount County

Looking for the best hiking 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 hiking spots in and near Blount County

  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Ace Gap Trail

    10.67 mi / 1965 ft gain
    Ace Gap Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Rich Mountain to Indian Grave Gap

    4.16 mi / 1516 ft gain
    Rich Mountain to Indian Grave Gap is a point-to-point trail where you may see local wildlife located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Walland, Tennessee

    Drive the Foothills Parkway National Scenic Byway

    5.0
    The foothills parkway runs parallel to the Great Smoky Mountains. It is 38.6 miles in total with the longest section at 33.0 miles. There are a few different places to get on to the parkway. There is one entrance near Fontana, Walland, Wears Valley, and Cosby. However Cosby is a smaller section a...
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Cades Cove Loop

    10.22 mi / 2825 ft gain
    Cades Cove Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    John Oliver Cabin Access

    0.47 mi / 98 ft gain
    John Oliver Cabin Access is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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  • 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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  • Tallassee, Tennessee

    Abrams Falls Trail

    4.8
    4.96 mi / 625 ft gain
    One of the biggest perks of hiking Abrams Falls is the drive to get there. The trailhead is located approximately 5 miles into the scenic Cades Cove Loop. Cades Cove is an adventure in itself. Keep your eye out for black bears, deer and wild turkey. If you are taking the self guided auto tour, Ab...
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Hike Rich Mountain Loop

    8.58 mi / 1736 ft gain
    Park at the Cades Cover Information Kiosk. The trailhead is just down the road from here. At 4.2 miles you'll arrive at the Rich Mountain Trail junction. Stay to the right here and continue along the Indian Grave Gap Trail. In less than two miles from here you will arrive at another junction. Tur...
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  • Tallassee, Tennessee

    Hike to Look Rock Tower

    5.0
    1 mi / 300 ft gain
    Look Rock tower has spectacular views and is a great hike to enjoy year round. The tower is an old fire tower used for spotting smoke in the valley. Because of this the tower is placed on the highest ridge around making for some amazing views. The only way to get to the tower is along the Foothil...
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  • Townsend, Tennessee

    Abrams Creek Trail

    9.28 mi / 610 ft gain
    Abrams Creek Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers 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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    Hike to Rocky Top

    5.0
    12.8 mi / 3500 ft gain
    Rocky Top is known to be the spot that inspired the famous fight song of the University of Tennessee, which is also an official song for the state of Tennessee.  The trailhead for this hike begins in the Cade’s Cove picnic area parking lot towards the back side. There are a few parking spots ri...
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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 Trail, Russell Field Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Bote Mountain Trail Loop

    14.59 mi / 3681 ft gain
    Anthony Creek Trail, Russell Field Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Bote Mountain Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Townsend, Tennessee.
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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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