There is no shortage of challenging hikes in Tennessee. In fact, you will have a harder time deciding between mountainous ventures and riverside wanderings, depending on what side of the state you’re exploring. Retro Hughes Road Trail offers a solid challenge to seasoned hikers and plenty of expansive views for beauty-seekers. Find refuge in the great outdoors along the famed Cumberland Trail as you take on this out-and-back adventure through eastern Tennessee.

What a wonderful place to hike! If you are searching for even more scenic hiking trails in Tennessee, here are 12 hikes to consider, one for each month of the year.

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