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    Find local adventures, unique places to stay, and local adventure tours in iconic destinations like Great Smoky Mountain National Park and across the state. Hiking, backpacking, biking, rafting, and more.

    Top Spots in and near Tennessee

    • Nashville, Tennessee

      Hike around Radnor Lake

      4.0
      2.6 mi
      If you want a break from the city, take an early morning hike around Radnor Lake. Start this quiet trek by arriving at sunrise to snag a parking spot at the East Parking Lot. Walk down Otter Creek Road until you see the Lake Trail on the right. From there, enjoy a 1.4 mile scenic hike through the...
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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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    • Tullahoma, Tennessee

      Hike to Lower and Upper Busby Falls

      4.8
      2 mi / 275 ft gain
      Short Springs Natural Area is where these falls are located. There is a decent amount of hiking trails that are a nice getaway for a day to hang out at for waterfalls. Put into your gps "machine falls parking." The gps will take you to the exact parking area. The directions go as follows from Nas...
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    • Pikeville, Tennessee

      Hike to Rockhouse and Cane Creek Falls

      5.0
      1 mi / 500 ft gain
      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 some quiet solitude and get away from the usual week...
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    • Mount Pleasant, Tennessee

      Stillhouse Falls

      5.0
      1.23 mi / 295 ft gain
      This waterfall is a fun short hike that can be done quick, or a nice place to hangout for the day in your hammock to read a book! From Nashville, take I-65 south and take the Saturn Parkway toward Columbia. Turn right on Hwy 43 and proceed about 21 miles. The natural area parking area is on the ...
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    • Chattanooga, Tennessee

      Stroll Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge

      5.0
      Chattanooga's Walnut Street Bridge was once almost demolished, but instead it was revitalized to be one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world. Connecting the Downtown Arts District to Northshore's Frazier Avenue, this bridge hosts visitors and locals year round. Whether you walk, bike, o...
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    • Sevier County, Tennessee

      Little River Trail to Backcountry Campsite #30

      5.0
      12.34 mi / 412 ft gain
      The trailhead parking area is large but if no spaces are available additional parking can be had at the Jake's Creek trailhead at the top of the hill and to the right of the Little River trail parking lot. After parking, the trailhead itself will be to the left of the parking area. Parking Lot Co...
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    • Tullahoma, Tennessee

      Hike to Rutledge Falls

      4.0
      0.4 mi / 3 ft gain
      Find the trail parking area by following your GPS to “Rutledge Falls Baptist Church”. You will see a small parking area on the side of the road across the street from the church. The path to the falls is extremely short with a steep section to climb down to the base of the falls. This trail is on...
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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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    • Mooneyham, Tennessee

      Welch's Point

      5.0
      0.3 mi / 79 ft gain
      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 spots to watch the sunset in east Tennessee. This o...
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    • Cosby, Tennessee

      Hike to the Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower

      4.5
      10.99 mi / 3040 ft gain
      Most visitors have a vision of how they'd like to see Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and it typically involves climbing to the top of a mountain like 4,928-foot Mount Cammerer. This is a very strenuous hike involving a breathtaking amount of elevation gain along the rugged Low Gap and Appal...
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    • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

      Hike to the Ramsey Cascades

      4.9
      7.83 mi / 2190 ft gain
      This multi-tiered waterfall is known as the tallest in the park – a worthwhile reward for the steep and sometimes tricky terrain you'll face on the way up. The popular route to the falls also passes through an impressive old-growth forest, which apparently boasts some of the tallest trees in the...
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    • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

      Hike to the Jump-Off

      4.3
      6.2 mi / 1079 ft gain
      This trail starts at the Newfound Gap parking lot. Newfound Gap is situated on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. The views from Newfound Gap overlook North Carolina and are worth the trip in their own right. The restroom facilities are clean and have flushing toilets. Follow the crowds ...
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    • Chattanooga, Tennessee

      Hike to Middle Creek Falls

      3.5
      0.5 mi
      Middle Creek Falls, despite its proximity to the Cumberland Trail hikes, has no official designated trail. However, there is a pull-off on Suck Creek Road (informally marked by graffiti and bumper stickers adorning the guard rail) with room on either side of the street to park.  The trail begins ...
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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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    • Chattanooga, Tennessee

      Photograph Snoopers Rock

      5.0
      To hit one of the best panoramic views of the Tennessee River Gorge, head into Prentice Cooper State Forest and head straight for Snoopers Rock. This 6,000+ acre protected park is home to over 35 miles of trails, campsites, and so much more.To access Snoopers Rock, you can drive through Prentice ...
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