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The Best Backpacking in Smithville

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Top backpacking spots in and near Smithville

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    4.9
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Volunteer Trail

    4.0
    11.03 mi / 1070 ft gain
    Starting at the Bakers Grove Area parking lot, start hiking on the lovely wood chipped trail. The Volunteer Trail and Day Loop share this first section of the trail. In about .5 miles you will reach a sign and a junction on the trail. Follow the whites blazes on The Volunteer Trail to the right ...
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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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