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Thorn Hill, Tennessee

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  • Thorn Hill, Tennessee

    Photograph and Swim at Elrod Falls

    5.0
    Elrod Falls is a great place to cool off in a cool clear river stream. It is located near a very small town in East Tennessee and is a great secluded place if you want to get away from people. When you get to the area you will see signs for it on the side of the road. When you get to the field an...
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  • Rutledge, Tennessee

    Buffalo Creek Falls

    5.0
    Buffalo Creek is located near Rutledge, Tennessee and Cherokee lake. It is a wilderness area with a fish hatchery run by TWRA and a few acres of game land. You can drive straight up to the falls then hike around a little bit through the river to see the rest of the river and fishing areas. The be...
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  • Ewing, Virginia

    Hike to the Sand Caves

    4.7
    8 mi / 2000 ft gain
    After a 2.5 mi hike up the Ewing Trail, you will reach the Ridge Trail. Go left for approximately 1 mi until you reach a landing for horses. Another 0.25 mi down the trail, you will encounter some steep wooden steps as well as several slippery boulders. Depending on recent weather and season, you...
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  • Ewing, Virginia

    Hike to White Rocks

    5.0
    6 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Starting at the Ewing Trailhead, in Ewing, VA, you will meander up the ridge for about 2.5 mi before meeting up with Ridge Trail. The ascent is approximately 1500 ft up the side of the majestic White Rock Ridge. Mud, loose rocks, and some very steep climbs are included.Once at the top, left takes...
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  • Ewing, Virginia

    Backpack to White Rocks in Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

    6.4 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Cumberland Gap National Historic Park encompasses more than 20,000 acres of mountainous terrain spread out across Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The park offers miles of trails and many historic curiosities, including the actual saddle where pioneers first found their way over the Cumberland ...
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  • Maynardville, Tennessee

    Photograph the Maynardville Fire Tower

    3.5
    The maynardville fire tower is one that anyone can go too since you can drive straight to the base of it. From the base however there are about 100 steep stairs to the top. On the way up you will need to be extra careful because it is very old and was never built for safety. When you get to the t...
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  • Corryton, Tennessee

    Hike House Mountain, TN

    5.0
    3 mi
    House Mountain is a short, at times strenuous hike that is doable in all weather conditions. Going at different times of year can be a treat due to the unique beauty of each season adding some spice to this quick trip. There are 5-7 switchbacks to push through, but the view atop House Mountain am...
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  • Pineville, Kentucky

    Hike to Honeymoon Falls at Pine Mountain State Resort Park

    4.0
    3 mi / 270 ft gain
    The trail to Honeymoon Falls is located in Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville, Kentucky. To reach the trail park in the parking lot in front of the park lodge.  Walk towards the lodge and you'll see signs pointing you in the direction of the trails. It is located just behind the lodge. ...
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  • Sevierville, Tennessee

    Spelunking in Forbidden Caverns

    5.0
    When exploring all that Tennessee has to offer, it’s hard to ignore the fact it is home to more caves than any other state in America. So when picking one, of more than 10,000, to explore it is hard to go wrong. Forbidden Caverns happens to be one of the most popular spots and is only a few minut...
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  • Pineville, Kentucky

    Explore the Lookout from Chained Rock

    5.0
    Located just north of the Cumberland Gap, Chained Rock is a local landform made unique by a long slung chain that comes with a tall tale of it's creation. According to legend the rock pinnacle overlooking the Cumberland River valley struck fear into the minds of young children, which was eased wi...
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  • Kodak, Tennessee

    Bobwhite Trail

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    This is a great and easy hike through the Seven Islands Birding State Park. This park is located in east Knoxville and is one only 20 minutes from downtown Knoxville. The trail starts at the Seven Islands Birding Park parking lot that has a beautiful garden with lots of wildflowers. The trail is ...
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  • Kodak, Tennessee

    Kelly Lane Greenway

    2.5 mi / 50 ft gain
    This trail is located in the Seven Islands Birding State Park. This park is east of Knoxville only about 20 minutes from downtown Knoxville. The park is small but there is plenty of beauty and lots of hiking trails in the area. At the beginning of the trail there is a gorgeous flower garden and a...
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  • Kodak, Tennessee

    Kayak Seven Island Wildlife Refuge

    5.0
    Begin your trip by putting your kayak in the water at Kelly Lane. The parking area is large and grassy. The trip is 4 miles and takes about two hours. On your journey you will have views of flower fields and rock walls. Once you get to the island paddle around and see the wildlife. There is a sec...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Bike or Run the Halls Greenway

    2 mi
    This place is located right in the middle of Halls Crossroads. There are multiple access points along the Greenway. There is the Halls Community Center which is where the GPS of this adventure will lead you or there is a small parking area next to the Halls Food City. There are other entrances fr...
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  • Del Rio, Tennessee

    Meadow Creek Fire Tower

    5.0
    Meadow Creek Fire Tower is a great place to spend an afternoon watching the sunset or spend the night gazing at the stars. You can bring a blanket then lay out on the top of the tower and view the entire sky. The tower itself was made back in the early 1920's. Over the years it changed appearance...
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  • Knoxville, Tennessee

    Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area

    This park is located in south Knoxville. The wildlife management area is very popular in the sunflower season. This area offers many activities including biking, hiking and photography. There are several trails that run through the area but some of them are closed in hunting season so make sure t...
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Camping and Lodging in Thorn Hill

Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA Journey
Newport, Tennessee

Newport / I-40 / Smoky Mountains KOA Journey

Baileyton KOA Holiday
36.3395230233,-82.8221973944, Tennessee

Baileyton KOA Holiday

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday

Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday
Cosby, Tennessee

Gatlinburg East / Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday

Cosby Picnic Pavilion
Cosby, Tennessee

Cosby Picnic Pavilion

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

From $194 / night

Guides, Insights and Stories from Thorn Hill

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Appalachian Trail - First 5%

Cody Markham