If you’re a lover of all things bright and natural, then these 10 spots in Tennessee are sure to give you precisely the places to frequent during your end-of-summer hiking trips. We found 10 places, now it’s time for YOU to go have ten adventures. Ten of ’em. We dare you.
Radnor Lake - Brentwood
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One of the best spots out near Nashville, Radnor Lake offers three miles of hiking on a fairly easy and level loop around the beautiful lake.
2. Bald River Falls - Tellico Plains
The 90-foot waterfall at Bald River Falls is more than worth the hike, and will have your camera working overtime. And then some.
3. Broadtree Falls - Altamont
This is a great spot for kids, if you're looking to bring the family. All trails are well marked and fairly easy to navigate, making it easy both on the parents and the little ones.
4. Alum Creek Bluffs - Sevier County
Alum Creek Bluffs runs straight through to Cave Trail, the spot you've probably heard of. Hit them both up, if you can!
5. Fall Creek Falls - Spencer
A three mile loop ends up at the renowned Fall Creek Falls, a stunning spot that has been used by Hollywood in multiple movies for its breathtaking beauty.
6. Signal Mountain - Hamilton County
Signal Mountain usually caters to those who are more experienced on a hiking trail, so maybe come this way after a bit of practice or on a REALLy good self-esteem day.
7. Fiery Gizzard - Tracy City
Did you know that Fiery Gizzard has been voted as one of the most fantastic hiking spots in the state? Now you do.
8. Burgess Falls - Sparta
The neat thing about Burgess Falls is that the park offers a plethora of hikes that are perfect for folks of all ages. You can pick and choose, and we ALL love that.
9. Virgin Falls - Sparta
The hike may clock in at nine miles, but we swear- it's forever and always worth it.
10. Rock Island State Park- Warren County
With hiking trails that come in at just over a mile, Rock Island State park is great - especially if you brought your swimming suit!
We’ll forever be in love with Tennessee because of places like these. Forever in love, Ol’ Rocky Top. Forever in love.