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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.

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    • Caryville, Tennessee

      Triple Falls AKA Little Egypt

      4.0
      1.95 mi / 682 ft gain
      Triple falls trail otherwise known as little egypt is known for its cooling waterfalls in the summer and fall and the beautiful views from the top of the mountain year round. Getting to it is pretty easy all you have to do is follow your GPS until you see a small dirt parking lot off the side of ...
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    • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

      Catch a Sunrise at Newfound Gap

      5.0
      Newfound Gap is a mountain pass in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Newfound Gap is accessible via U.S. Route 441 from Gatlinburg, TN or Cherokee, NC. You can watch the sunrise from the parking lot at Newfound Gap or the viewing platform adjacent to the parking lot.At sunrise, layers of pink ...
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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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    • Sequatchie, Tennessee

      Climb Gravity Boots and After Burner

      Foster Falls State Park is a sport climber's paradise, with most climbs tailored to advanced and expert climbers. Gravity Boots and After Burner are two climbs found on the Rocket Slab which is a standalone piece of rock to the left of the Sanford Wall. Both climbs run about 40'-50' and are bol...
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    • Dayton, Tennessee

      Hike through the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness

      5.0
      6 mi / 900 ft gain
      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 acre area sits along the Walden Ridge of the Cumbe...
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    • Sparta, Tennessee

      Hike to Lost Creek Falls

      5.0
      0.16 mi / 62 ft gain
      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 Jungle Book!CAVE- Across the path there is a lar...
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    • Greeneville, Tennessee

      Hike to Margarette Falls

      5.0
      2.7 mi / 715 ft gain
      To reach the trail head, take exit number 39 to Erwin/Jonesborough and turn onto State Route 81/107 west and stay on this for 6.5 miles. Then you will turn left to stay on Route 107 and continue on for 16 more miles. Then you will take a left on Route 351 and drive 4.5 miles. Then you will take a...
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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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    • Tellico Plains, Tennessee

      Explore North River Road

      4.7
      If you're looking to get off the beaten path and take the road less traveled, North River Road is your ticket to solitude.A popular loop for the locals is starting on Tellico River Road, then getting on North River Road to make your way up the mountain all the way to the Cherohala Skyway. Take th...
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    • 661-799 Stone Fort Drive, Tennessee

      Old Stone Fort Trail

      5.0
      2.51 mi / 338 ft gain
      The main hiking trail at this small state park follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the fort which was designed to face the exact spot on the...
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    • Hampton, Tennessee

      Hike to Laurel Fork Falls

      4.6
      2.6 mi / 600 ft gain
      From Hampton, Tennessee, take US-321S for about 3.5 miles. Turn right onto Dennis Cove Road and travel for 4 miles on this steep and very curvy mountain road.  The trailhead is where the Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses the road at a small gravel lot on the left.  Take the AT north on the trail lea...
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    • Gatlinburg, Tennessee

      Hike to Clingman’s Dome via Newfound Gap

      4.5
      16.6 mi / 1600 ft gain
      This route to Clingmans Dome is available throughout the year. But during the winter months from December 1 through March 31, the 7-mile Clingman’s Dome Road that branches off Highway 441 at Newfound Gap, stays closed. This means the usual drive to the parking area located just a half mile below ...
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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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    • Cosby, Tennessee

      Hike to Hen Wallow Falls in Great Smoky Mountains NP

      5.0
      4.57 mi
      Start your adventure by parking in the Cosby Picnic Area Parking Lot near the entrance of the Cosby Campground. (127 Cosby Picnic Area Rd, Cosby, TN 37722.) Then backtrack through the parking lot about 100 yards until you see the sign marking the start of Gabes Mountain Trail.  The trek to Hen W...
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    • Altamont, Tennessee

      Hike the Falls Loop Trail in South Cumberland State Park

      4.5
      3.2 mi / 500 ft gain
      Nestled in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, the popular Falls Loop Trail begins across from the Greeter Falls parking lot. At 0.4 miles into the hike you'll reach a fork in the trail, take the left route towards Boardtree Falls. Right before reaching the waterfall you'll come upon a suspension...
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    • Townsend, Tennessee

      Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge Trail

      5.0
      11.3 mi / 3020 ft gain
      The Gregory Bald summit is indisputably picturesque – the 10-acre meadow at the top hosts magnificent azalea blooms in June, wild blueberries in August, and views of Cades Cove, Rich Mountain, Fontana Lake, Thunderhead Mountain, and Clingmans Dome, year-round. Start this hike at the Gregory Ridg...
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