These 7 Winter Hikes Around Tennessee Are The Perfect Way To Enjoy The Outdoors This Season

Tennessee is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful states in the entire country, but it can be hard to get out and experience that beauty when we’re in the coldest winter months. Whether you’re looking for motivation for your 2020 new year’s resolutions or you’re just looking for the next waterfall to chase, we’ve collected a list of the seven best hikes in Tennessee in which to experience the stunning beauty of the wintertime.

Now that you’ve seen some of the best hikes in Tennessee for the wintertime, which of these trails are you most excited to lace up your boots for and get on? If staying inside is more your speed during the winter months, we don’t blame you though. These decadent sticky buns at Marcy Jo’s in rural Tennessee are the perfect ways to warm up.

Address: Reelfoot Lake Watershed, Tennessee 38260, USA
Address: Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029, USA
Address: Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, 460 Ozier Rd, Pinson, TN 38366, USA
Address: Schoolhouse Gap Trail, Tennessee 37882, USA
Address: Rainbow Falls Trail, Tennessee 37738, USA
Address: Cane Creek Falls, Tennessee 37367, USA
Address: Radnor Lake, Oak Hill, TN 37027, USA
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Best hikes in Tennessee

April 05, 2022

What are some of the best hikes in Tennessee to take in the summer time? 

Tennessee is lucky to see relatively moderate summers with average highs of around 83 degrees. With hours of extra sun and lots of gorgeous nature to see, summer is the perfect time to fit in a nice hike in the Volunteer State. We think the ideal summer hike in Tennessee is one that includes some water, maybe a creek, or a waterfall, or both, and the Porter Creek trail has all of that, plus multiple footbridges and the remains of an old farm. At just over four miles this trail is perfect for intermediate level hikers. Take a look at our list of hidden waterfalls in Tennessee for more inspiration for the perfect summer hike (or in some cases short stroll.) Just don’t forget a good layer of sunscreen and bug spray, especially if you’re going into the woods!

Which hiking trails in Tennessee are most family friendly? 

Hiking with the whole family is no doubt a delight, but it can also be a struggle. With members of all levels of ability, children or elderly folks who may tire quickly, and all of the distractions that nature provides, you want to make sure you are picking just the right family friendly hiking trail in Tennessee before putting on your boots, packing some snacks, and heading out. Our list of easy hikes in Tennessee includes trails with waterfalls, loops around lakes, and a trail that comes in under a mile that’s perfect for almost everyone!

Are there any natural wonders in Tennessee? 

Tennessee is chock full of natural wonders to well… wonder at! It’s hard to make a turn without spotting a waterfall or scenic lookout, and you know that our lakes can’t be beat. The most famous natural wonder in the Volunteer State is of course the expansive Smoky Mountains, but there is a lot more to be seen and admired. Take a look at our list of seven of the best natural wonders in Tennessee and start planning your trip or trips to see them all now!

Address: Reelfoot Lake Watershed, Tennessee 38260, USA
Address: Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029, USA
Address: Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, 460 Ozier Rd, Pinson, TN 38366, USA
Address: Schoolhouse Gap Trail, Tennessee 37882, USA
Address: Rainbow Falls Trail, Tennessee 37738, USA
Address: Cane Creek Falls, Tennessee 37367, USA
Address: Radnor Lake, Oak Hill, TN 37027, USA