Tennessee March 25, 2015
These 14 Epic Hiking Spots In Tennessee Are Out Of This World
It’s getting close to summertime, and with the infusion of sun comes the itch to get out into the great outdoors. You can get a real taste of God’s country in Tennessee, where these fourteen hiking spots are guaranteed to take your breath away.
1) Alum Creek Bluffs runs straight into the better known Cave Trail, where you can take your sense of adventure underground. This is a fairly strenuous hike, so only experienced need apply.
2) Beaman Park is a hidden wonder at the northwest edge of Nashville, and you can choose from 3 trail heads and 5 miles of trail.
3) Pocahontas, Tennessee is a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. You can fish and hike or stay overnight at one of the Big Hill Pond State Park campsites.
4) Take a day trip to the Cherokee National Forest in the heart of Appalachia. There are more than 600 solid miles for you to explore, so make it a date or a fun family trip.
5) Go hiking on the Cumberland Trail for great exercise and even better views - the gorges and ridges along the plateau are fantastically photogenic.
6) The gorgeous Great Smoky Mountains are a shoe in for the outdoorsy everywhere. You'll want to join the colorful throng of hikers that disperse into its wilderness every year to make your own memories.
7) You're more likely to run into foot traffic at Grotto Falls, and easy trail that appeals to young families and beginners. The 2.6 mile hike culminates in a beautiful waterfall during certain seasons.
8) If you're looking for a day in the wilderness punctuated by wildlife and a forest of cedars, then it's time to head on out to Hidden Springs Trail.
9) Monteagle takes full advantage of its location on the Cumberland Plateau with multiple nature areas and the South Cumberland State Park.
10) 4.5 miles of popular hiking fodder is found on Mossy Ridge Trail, located just south of Nashville.
11) The Natchez Trace State Park is a stunning addition to the old Natchez Trace roadway, boasting 13 miles of trails with significant distance range to fit your hiking desires.
12) Radnor Lake is a Brentwood based natural area made up of 1,200 acres and the option to take one of 6 easy hikes.
13) Rock Island State Park is where you'll find easy hiking trails clocking it at just over a mile. Swimsuits are required, but with three rivers merging at the heart of the park? You'll wish you brought one.
14) The Perimeter Trail is a popular hiking spot in Sewanee, and with 13,000 acres of vibrant forest and outdoor opportunity you can create your own perfect day.
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