Best Tennessee Hikes You Need to Take
Tennessee offers a wealth of wonderfully diverse landscapes, including rolling hills, wildflower meadows, rugged mountains, hardwood forests, and river valleys, that continuously change with the seasons and serve as a home to many native animals and migrating birds.
Alum Cave Trail
The Alum Cave Trail leads hikers on a 5-mile journey through old-growth forests to a rocky outcrop that sits jut below the summit of Mount Le Conte.
Radnor Lake State Park
More than six miles of trails allow hikers to explore Radnor Lake State Park, a 1,332-acre Class II Natural Area renowned for its superb native wildlife viewing opportunities and ecological diversity.
Abrams Falls Trail
A 2.5-mile trail leads hikers to Abrams Falls, a rushing waterfall that stands about 20 feet tall in the Cades Cove valley area of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.
You can hike for 94 miles of the Appalachian Trail within Tennessee's borders, and another 160 miles along the state line of North Carolina.
Mounds Great Outer Loop Trail
Hikers get to see 15 ceremonial mounds, including Mound 31, Ozier Mound, and the Twin Mounds, at Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park on the 2.5-mile Mounds Great Outer Loop Trail.
Source: The 5 Best Tennessee Hikes