Tennessee Hiking Trails

Length in Miles Trail Name Rating Short Description
2.5 Abrams Falls Trail
Easy trail to Abrams Falls
7.0 Albright Cove-Maddron Bald Loop Trail
Trail through one of the largest stands of virgin poplar in eastern Tennessee
4.6 Alum Cave Bluffs
The most popular route to Mount LeConte
5.6 Angel Falls Overlook Trail
Difficult but scenic trail through Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
12.8 Anthony Creek-AT-Russel Field Trail Loop
Scenic loop through Great Smoky Mountains National Park
13.4 Appalachian Trail (Carvers Gap to U.S. Highway 19E)
Difficult 2-day backpacking trip along the North Carolina/Tennessee border
4.8 Appalachian Trail (Clingmans Dome to Silers Bald)
Portion of the AT offering stunning views
8.6 Appalachian Trail (Dennis Cove to U.S. Highway 321)
An especially scenic and diverse portion of the AT
4.0 Appalachian Trail (Newfound Gap to Charlies Bunion)
Hiking trail within Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2.0 Azalea Combination Trail
A combination of several hiking trails in Big Hill Pond State Rustic Park
5.6 Bald River Falls Trail
Follows Bald River from Bald River falls to Forest Road 126
1.6 Benton Falls Trail
Short, level hiking trail from Lake McCamy to Benton Falls
4.3 Bluff Trail
Hiking trail through Lookout Mountain-Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
0.75 Burgess Falls Trail
Trail to the impressive Burgess Falls
8.0 Chickasaw Bluffs Trail
Trail along the western side of the bluffs
4.0 Chimney Tops
Scenic vistas and rugged rock outcroppings
1.5 Clingmans Dome
Highest point in Great Smoky Mountains
2.0 Couchville Lake Trail
Paved loop around Couchville Lake
1.0 Council House Trail
Loop through Red Clay State Historical Park
1.7 Council of Trees Trail
Peaceful hike through Red Clay State Historical Park
5.5 Dry Ridge Trail (Big Hill Pond State Park)
Trail along a lake to an observation tower
1.25 Enclosure Wall Trail
Hiking loop in Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Area
3.0 Fairview Gullies Loop
Hiking trail through eroded portion of Natchez Trace State Park
2.2 Fall Creek Falls - Gorge Overlook Trail
Combination of two scenic trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park
1.3 Falls Branch Trail
Hiking trail to a beautiful waterfall
1.0 Fern Trail
Interpretive trail in Natchez Trace State Park
12.5 Fiery Gizzard Trail
Difficult but interesting overnight trail along Fiery Creek Gorge
6.2 Flats Mountain Trail
Hiking trail from Flat Mountain to Beehouse Gap
10.6 Fodderstack Trail
Hiking trail along three Tennessee mountains
26.0 Fort Henry Trails
A series of ten interconnecting loop trails
10.0 Fort Pillow Historic Trail
Loop through historic grounds relating to the battle of Fort Pillow
2.0 Grundy Forest Day Loop
Hiking trail in Grundy Forest State Natural Area
10.0 Hidden Passage Trail
Moderately difficult loop through Pickett State Park
5.0 Hidden Springs Trail
Loop through Cedars of Lebanon State Park and Forest
5.6 Honey Creek Loop
Hiking trail through Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
20.0 John Muir Trail
20-mile trail from Childers Creek to Brushy Creek
4.0 Johnsonville Redoubts Trail
Hiking trail through Civil War-era redoubts and rifle pits
4.0 Laurel Falls
Hiking trail past Laurel Falls to Cove Mountain
10.5 Laurel Snow Trail
Hiking trail through the Pocket Wilderness
0.5 Limestone Sinks Trail
A self-guided tour of limestone formations
3.4 Little River Road Trail
The synchronous firefly show occurs in June
15.9 Lower Gap-Mount Cammerer-AT Loop Trail
Overnight trail in Great Smoky Mountain National Park
13.0 Lower Loop - Cane Creek Overnight Trail
Overnight hike along Cane Creek Gulf
1.0 Marguerite Falls Trail
Hiking trail to Marguerite Falls in Cherokee National Forest
3.0 Meeman-Shelby Woodland Trail
Hilly loop through a diverse and interesting forest
4.6 Middle Prong Trail
Gravel trail follows beautiful Middle Prong branch of the Little River
11.5 Montgomery Bell Overnight Trail
Hiking trail along the perimeter of Montgomery Bell State Park
3.3 North Old Mac Mountain Trail
Hiking trail in Frozen Head State Park
17.4 North Rim-North Plateau Loop
Combines North Rim Trail and North Plateau Trail in South Cumberland State Recreation Area
14.0 North-South Trail (Tennessee Section)
The Tennessee section of the 65-mile hiking trail
0.25 Ozone Falls Trail
Short hike to Ozone Falls
10.0 Piney River Trail
Hiking trail along Duskin Creek and Piney River
2.7 Pinson Mounds Nature Trail
Hike through a large Indian mound group
1.4 Radnor Lake Trail
Hike along the bank of Radnor Lake
5.4 Rainbow Falls Trail
Follow LeConte Creek up to the Falls
8.0 Ramsay Cascades Trail
Hiking trail to a beautiful waterfall in Great Smoky Mountain National Park
1.5 Riverside and Indian Mounds Trail
Hiking trail in Shiloh National Military Park
6.7 Rogers Ridge Trail
Trail along ridgetops in the Watauga District
4.2 Savage Day Loop
Hiking loop past Savage Falls Overlook and Rattlesnake Point
1.7 Short Loop
Peaceful hike through a natural area
2.2 Squibb Creek Trail
Trail past numerous waterfalls and cascades
1.0 Stone Door Trail
Easy hiking trail to the Great Stone Door in South Cumberland State Recreation Area
3.0 Three-Mile Trail
Hiking trail along a ridge in Nathan Bedford Forrest State Historic Area
2.6 Trillium Gap Trail (Grotto Falls)
Walk behind Grotto Falls
6.0 Twin Arches – Charit Creek Loop
Combination of the Twin Arches Loop and Charit Creek Loop
4.5 Virgin Falls Trail
Hiking trail past some really stunning waterfalls
0.5 Whigg Meadows Trail
Short trail to Whigg Meadow