Buggytop Trail and Sewanee Natural Bridge

Sewanee, TN

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Buggytop Trail and Sewanee Natural Bridge is a 4.4 mile out and back trail located near Sewanee, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Ample parking close to trailhead.

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6 Completed 2 Reviews

At the end of TN ave, on Sewanne's campus, is a giant white cross with a lovely overlook of Franklin County. On both ends of that cross are two hiking trails. If you're facing the overlook, the trail to the right will take you to the natural bridge, waterfalls, cave, etc. The trail to the left is mainly just a walk through the woods. I highly recommend taking a day trip and tackling both trails. There's a lovely cafe or two near campus to take a break between hikes.

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail was lovely, including wildflowers and scenic rocks and bolders. The cliff overlook was phenomenol. Also, the trail leads to multiple cave entrances, which are scenic and beautiful.

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14 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike after a lot of cold weather. FYI-It is worth going to both Peter and Buggy top when the trail splits but keep in mind the trail is a little easier to Peter.

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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Great hike. Went during fall so the leaves in the rocks were really slick. First and last 3/4 of trail is really easy. Gets tougher climbing down to bottom of cave. My dog loved this trail but if you take a critter make sure to have a long leash because they can navigate the rocks faster and better than you can.

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10 Completed 2 Reviews

Parts of this trail could be a challenge if you're not in reasonably good shape.

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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Fav place to go caving after a hike make sure to check out peter cove caves they are awesome :)

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45 Completed 36 Reviews

The trail itself is a pretty basic Cumberland Plateau trail. I would rate it as moderate due to the rock fields one must traverse down to the cave. The cave is a pretty awesome sight as the creek flows right through it.

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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Docked a star because I thought we might find Buggytop trailhead at the Natural Bridge. That was not so.If you drive another 2 or so miles past the Natural bridge parking area on Sherwood Rd. you will come to a sign reading "Carter State Natural area" this is where you will find Buggytop.
Natural Bridge was not a hike but still a cool spot to walk around and take a look under some overhangs and such. We spotted a baby hellbender in the lower spring. ( I really think so)
A visit to this area also requires a visit to the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City. The Tennessee Moonshine cake cannot be beat.

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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Docked a star because Buggytop trailhead was not found at the Natural Bridge. Looking to do Buggytop you must continue driving on Sherwood Rd. 2 or so miles past the Natural Bridge sign. Turn at the sign that says "Carter State Natural Area" to find the actual trailhead to buggytop.....don't forget to add Dutch Maid Bakery (Tracy City, 6 miles off I24) to your GPS destination as her Tennessee Moonshine cake cannot be beat!

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19 Completed 17 Reviews

The trails (these are two separate places) are nice, but as of October 2012 the cave is unfortunately closed due to White Nose syndrome.

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