Are you a huge hiker? Are you completely in love with grabbing a backpack and falling in love with the great outdoors, over and over? Yeah, we are too! Which is why we’ve found these 10 fantastic hiking spots for you and those adventuring friends of yours to take on this summer – how many have YOU crossed off your list?
1. Trillium Gap Trail
You can hike the Trillium Gap Trail to Mt. Leconte, taking in stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains while you're at it. It's a bit tougher, though - round trip is over 13 miles.
2. Volunteer Trail - Nashville
11.4 miles round trip is sure to get you tired, and this moderately difficult trail makes for great pictures and bonding experiences.
3. Alum Cave Bluff - Gatlinburg
The hike to this concave bluff is positively beautiful. The moderate hike clocks in at 4.4 miles.
4. Bearwaller Gap - Carthage
Take a hike near Carthage, Tennessee at Bearwaller Gap and you're in for almost ten miles of riverside beauty.
5. Sewanee Perimeter Trail - Sewanee
The University of the South in Sewanee monitors and maintains the Sewanee Perimeter Trail, proffering beautiful views along the 20 miles of trail.
6. Fiery Gizzard Trail - Tracy City to Foster Falls
Running from Tracy City to Foster Falls, there are almost 20 miles of trail for you to plan your own hike.
7. Spicewood Branch Trail - Wartburg
Located near Wartburg, the Spicewood Branch Trail is moderately trafficked and comes in at roughly 6.4 miles.
8. Mossy Ridge Trail - Nashville
Percy Warner Park proffers the four miles Mossy Ridge Trail, and it's one of the most beautiful spots in Nashville. Even Taylor Swift is known to love it.
9. Hidden Springs Trail - Lebanon
Located in the Cedars of Lebanon Park, Hidden Springs trail is perfect for all ages and is roughly 4.2 miles. Plus, the waterfront aspect of it is perfect.
10. Savage Gulf Loop - Savage Gulf
This masterful depiction of Tennessee natural beauty is perfect for those of us looking for a challenge away from it all.