If you’re a fan of hiking, then you don’t want to miss these amazing Tennessee trails. Each one has a fabulous end, a great end to a most wonderful foray into the southern wild. We’ve found seven beautiful places but it’s up to YOU to make the trek.
1. Cades Cove
Hiking Cades Cove not only gives you a phenomenal view, but you have the chance to enjoy the ONLY section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that closes at night. Plus you'll gain the satisfaction of hiking the most popular spot in the most popular national park. Cool, hey?
2. Walls of Jericho
Located on the Tennessee-Alabama border, the Walls of Jericho is a designated state natural area, with 8,943 acres in the Volunteer State. So, on this hike: gorgeous waterfalls - and perhaps a jaunt into Alabama. You never know!
3. Clingman's Dome
If you make it to the top of Clingman's Dome, you'll have the absolute most perfect view in the entire park. Why? You'll be at the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
4. Alum Cave Trail
There are 82 documented hikes in the Smokies, and Alum Cave Trail is one of the most exciting. With gorgeous waterways and Alum Cave at the end of your hike, you'll be more than happy you got out of bed.
5. Beaman Park
Wild and rugged, Beaman Park is located on the outskirts of Nashville and has the most amazing look into Tennessee's wildlife.
6. Grotto Falls
Beginning at the Trillium Gap Trailhead, Grotto Falls is a three-mile trek through the wilderness that culminates in a walk behind the falls.
7. Hidden Springs Trail
Located in Cedars of Lebanon outside of Nashville, Hidden Springs Trail is dotted with underground springs - hidden, if you will. But don't worry! There's a handrail to keep folks from falling in.