Top Adventures in Pikeville

  • Hike to Fall Creek Falls Fire Tower

    The tower is located in the far northeast corner of Fall Creek Falls state park. The road to get there can be rough especially if it has rained recently but any 2 wheel drive vehicle should be able to make it. When you get to the trailhead it is a...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike to Rockhouse and Cane Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park is home to multiple waterfalls. The main attraction and biggest waterfall, Fall Creek Falls, is often tourists' main destination, but I encourage you to visit the base of Rockhouse Falls and Cane Creek Falls to enjoy so...

    1 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike to Fall Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park is sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. The 20,000-acre park is one of the most scenic parks in the country and is the largest recreation area in the state of Tennessee. It is home to a 256-...

    3 miles 715 ft gain

  • Hike to the Base of Fall Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park hosts a variety of large waterfalls which can easily become confusing. The park's main attraction is the 256 foot waterfall dubbed "Fall Creek Falls." Fall Creek Falls is observable from a viewing platform less than a f...

    0.86 miles 299 ft gain

  • Hike through the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness

    The Laurel-Snow Trail was the first National Recreation Trail designated in Tennessee and at just under 35 miles from downtown Chattanooga, it is perfect for a day hike, for a day of climbing, or for setting up basecamp for the weekend. The 2,000 ...

    6 miles 900 ft gain

  • Photograph Buzzard's Roost Overlook

    Located in the beautiful state park of Fall Creek Falls, you'll find this overlook along with Millikan's Overlook. Both overlooks showcase the views shown in my photos, however, Buzzard's Roost is a short walk down the side trail that gives a more...

    0.04 miles 10 ft gain

  • Hike to Stinging Fork Falls

    The trail begins on the right side of the parking lot. The first part is flat with no elevation change and easy walking. About half a mile in you will reach a trail split. The right trail will take you to the falls and the left trail will take you...

    3 miles 400 ft gain

  • Photograph Welch's Point

    This location was recently opened back to the public by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Department of Conservation and Environment in the fall of 2014 after being closed for over a decade! It is one of the most spectacular sp...

    0.07 miles 0 ft gain

  • Hike through Virgin Falls State Natural Area

    Beginning at the Virgin Falls SNA parking area, the Virgin Falls trail is approximately a 9 mile round trip (excluding any side trails) which will allow you to experience three waterfalls: Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls, and the namesake Virgi...

    9 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike to Lost Creek Falls

    GPS Coordinates: 35.84102,-85.36123 Why We Love It: NO CROWDS- We only came across a few other people so, it’s a little more low key than some other popular Tennessee waterfalls. DISNEY LOVED IT- This was a filming location for Disney’s 1994 The J...

    0.5 miles 40 ft gain

  • Hike to Piney Falls

    The gravel road heading to the trailhead is on the rougher side to take it slow. When you get to the trailhead it’s a small gravel pull off right off the road. There are no maps at the trailhead but there are only a few trails to take and they are...

    1.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Hike the North Plateau-North Rim Loop at Savage Gulf

    From the Savage Ranger Station, take the Savage Day Loop for roughly 2.2 miles until you reach the junction. From there take the North Plateau trail and return on the North Rim trail. The elevation gain on this trail is rather gradual and and subt...

    14.7 miles 2483 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      The Bird House

      The Bird House is a comfortable two-bedroom / 2 bath house with a fully equipped kitchen. "quiet" and "peaceful" and "clean" are the words used repeatedly to describe it. It comes with Apple TV: Hu...

      From $79/night

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      Glamping At Deer Camp

      This is a complete glamping experience! Think tiny house. The cabin is 12'x12' studio and every piece of furniture has been specifically chosen for your experience. It is cozy! Besides the comfy qu...

      From $147.50/night

    • Crossville, Tennessee

      Crossville / I 40 Koa

    • McDonald, Tennessee

      Chattanooga North / Cleveland Koa

    • Tracy City, Tennessee

      Cove Creek Bluff Site

      A short hike to a bluff site. Located next to a waterfall with amazing sunrise views.

      From $35/night

    • Sweetwater, Tennessee

      Sweetwater / I 75 / Exit 62 Koa

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