The Best Hikes in Tennessee

Dawn Sanders at Bays Mountain Park
Davenport Gap Shelter, Cocke County, TennesseeDavenport Gap ShelterCocke County, TennesseeThe Davenport gap shelter is the last shelter that northbound hikers will come across inside of the great smoky mountains park. Unlike most of the...Burgess Falls State Park, Putnam County, TennesseeBurgess Falls State ParkPutnam County, TennesseeThis place is an easy hike. Right at a mile or a little more to the biggest falls. It is beautiful. The water is perfect for an afternoon swim! :)Rock Island State Park, Sparta, TennesseeRock Island State ParkSparta, TennesseeThe main falls in rock island state park are a site to see. They stretch a few hundred feet wide! Slowly cascading down a side of a rock faced...Cummins Falls State Park, Jackson County, TennesseeCummins Falls State ParkJackson County, TennesseeThe hike down was so hard because it rained a little earlier so I was slipping and sliding but on most dry days it would seem easy. Cummins state...Burgess Falls State Park, Putnam County, TennesseeBurgess Falls State ParkPutnam County, TennesseeWhen I first saw this waterfall I was blown away. I had no idea there was something this large and spectacular so close to Nashville. Pics don't...Kincora Hiking Hostel, Carter County, TennesseeKincora Hiking HostelCarter County, TennesseeA warm place on a rainy day. Bob Peoples has operated the Kincora Hiking Hostel as a service to backpackers for several years now. Inside there is...Davenport Gap Shelter, Cocke County, TennesseeDavenport Gap ShelterCocke County, TennesseeThe Davenport gap shelter is the last shelter that northbound hikers will come across inside of the great smoky mountains park. Unlike most of the...Icewater Spring Shelter, Sevier County, TennesseeIcewater Spring ShelterSevier County, Tennessee8.1 mile hike to Charlies Bunion! Hard hike but worth every step!Laurel Falls Trailhead, Sevier County, TennesseeLaurel Falls TrailheadSevier County, TennesseeLaurel Falls inside Smoky Mountain National Park is an 80ft multi-level waterfall. There is a 1.3 mile paved trail that leads to and crosses over...Rock Island, TennesseeRock IslandTennesseeSuch a beautiful place to spend lounging by the falls! Take the route on the road opposite side of the falls! Soooo beautiful. Easy hike. :)Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, TennesseeBays Mountain ParkKingsport, TennesseeAnother shot from the firetower...fall comes alive with color on Bays Mountain! This city owned park has some of the most beautiful sights in...Clingman's Dome- The Great Smoky Mtns, Gatlinburg, TennesseeClingman's Dome- The Great Smoky MtnsGatlinburg, TennesseeClingman's dome is one of my favourite places to hike in the smokies. At its peak, the mountain is 6,643 feet above sea level. Not very high if you...Greeter Falls, Grundy County, TennesseeGreeter FallsGrundy County, TennesseeAmazing waterfall with a blue hole for swimming located near Stone Door in Gulf Savage State Park. Nice hike but was a little tricky after a recent...Bays Mountain Park, Kingsport, TennesseeBays Mountain ParkKingsport, TennesseeMy home away from home. This park has 38 miles of beautiful trails for hiking, mountain biking, or running. I take advantage of the beautiful...Rock Island State Park, Sparta, TennesseeRock Island State ParkSparta, TennesseeThe main falls in rock island state park are a site to see. They stretch a few hundred feet wide! Slowly cascading down a side of a rock faced...Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, East Ridge, TennesseeRed Rock Canyon, NevadaEast Ridge, TennesseeLove this place! Excellent hikes and beautiful scenery.Laurel Run Park, Hawkins County, TennesseeLaurel Run ParkHawkins County, TennesseeThe fall at Laurel Run in Church Hill, Tennessee. No rain has forced this beautiful fall to be almost a trickle! I believe it is still beautiful!...Great Stone Door, Grundy County, TennesseeGreat Stone DoorGrundy County, TennesseePart of the Savage Gulf State Park, amazing overlooks provide breathtaking views of the gulf below. Several hiking trails are available, some...Chimney Tops Trail Trailhead, Sevier County, TennesseeChimney Tops Trail TrailheadSevier County, TennesseeAn awesome trail. 2 miles up 2 miles down. Another one to get motivated for. It's all uphill. But with a little climb at the end and a totally...Grotto Falls, Sevier County, TennesseeGrotto FallsSevier County, TennesseeThe Roaring Fork spills over and drops 30ft creating Grotto Falls. The reward of a 1.3 mile one way hike is to view and walk behind one of the most...
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