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The Best Backpacking in Pikeville

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Top backpacking spots in and near Pikeville

  • Pikeville, Tennessee

    Fall Creek Falls (Upper Loop)

    12.8 mi / 1086 ft gain
    Fall Creek Falls (Upper Loop) is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Pikeville, Tennessee.
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Virgin Falls State Natural Area Loop

    5.0
    4.46 mi / 400 ft gain
    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 Virgin Falls. There is a fourth, Sheep Cave Falls, that...
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  • Sparta, Tennessee

    Polly Branch Falls Trail

    9.38 mi / 1119 ft gain
    Polly Branch Falls Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Sparta, Tennessee.
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  • Grandview, Tennessee

    Hike to Piney Falls

    5.0
    1.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    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 marked with a blue marker. To get to the upper fa...
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  • Palmer, Tennessee

    Savage Gulf and South Cumberland Loop

    25.86 mi / 4111 ft gain
    Savage Gulf and South Cumberland Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Palmer, Tennessee.
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  • Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

    Hike the Hogskin Upper and Lower Loop

    5.0
    1.4 mi
    After an easy 25 minute drive from Chattanooga you will reach North Chickamauga Gorge on Montlake Road in Soddy Daisy. Park any where in the gravel loop just make sure other cars can get through. From the Montlake Road Trailhead Kiosk the trail begins on an old mining road. Hogskin Upper Loop Tr...
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Flipper Bend Loop

    8.89 mi / 1040 ft gain
    Flipper Bend Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee

    Collins Gulf and Stagecoach Road Historic Trails

    12.12 mi / 1949 ft gain
    Collins Gulf and Stagecoach Road Historic Trails is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee.
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  • Beersheba Springs, Tennessee

    Hike to Stone Door and Alum Gap Campground

    6.8 mi / 825 ft gain
    This is a fun and easy overnight trip that is good for all ages. Start at the Stone Door Ranger Station which has plenty of parking and public restrooms as well. Follow the signs to the Stone Door Trailhead and in a short 0.8 miles you'll arrive at the edge of the gulf (canyon) and the first sign...
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  • Coalmont, Tennessee

    Savage Gulf Extended Loop

    41.04 mi / 7356 ft gain
    Savage Gulf Extended Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Beersheba Springs, Tennessee.
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  • Altamont, Tennessee

    Greeter Falls and Blue Hole

    4.8
    1.79 mi / 417 ft gain
    An easy, yet extremely beautiful and well marked drive leads to a pretty sizable parking lot at the trailhead. There are multiple trails to hike, depending on how much time you have or how long you want to hike. This particular trail makes for a perfect day trip from Nashville, Chattanooga or Kno...
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  • Signal Mountain, Tennessee

    Signal Point, Yellow, Prentice Cooper Orange and Bee Branch Trail Loop

    10.25 mi / 1512 ft gain
    Signal Point, Yellow, Prentice Cooper Orange and Bee Branch Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee.
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  • Tracy City, Tennessee

    Hike the Fiery Gizzard Trail

    5.0
    13.5 mi
    Start this journey from the Grundy Forest Trailhead, where you will quickly begin a decent along the Little Fiery Gizzard Creek. At the 0.7-mile split, be sure to turn left and cross the bridge to stay on the Fiery Gizzard Trail. For the next 0.8-mile journey, you'll encounter the gorgeous Black ...
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  • Smithville, Tennessee

    Hike to Carmac Falls

    5.0
    1 mi / 90 ft gain
    It is important to note that Carmac Falls is located on the private property of Evins Mill, a resort and special event venue that hosts weddings, conferences and other contractually exclusive events. As such, one must be a guest of the resort in order to access its property and enjoy its trails, ...
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  • Lancing, Tennessee

    Camp at OBED Wild and Scenic River Area via the Point Trail

    4 mi
    You will want to park at the Lilly Bluff parking lot. Your GPS won't know where this is, so here are the GPS coordinates N36° 06.162', W84° 43.280'.The trailhead is located on the North side of the parking lot. All you need to do is follow the sign for Point Trail. The trail culminates at an e...
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  • Wartburg, Tennessee

    Lone Mountain Trail

    7.96 mi / 1581 ft gain
    Lone Mountain Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Harriman, Tennessee.
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