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.

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Rusty B (40)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Awesome out and back trail with a very fun cave to explore. Bring headlamps since it is helpful to use both hands when climbing around on the rocks.

Andrew W. (58)

this was a great trial, loved the cave. definitely going back with better lights to explore it more!

Elizabeth McFadden (70)

15 Completed1 Reviews

I wanted to write a review to not discourage folks from this amazing trail! My husband and I are weekend trailers and by no means experts. Although challenging, this trail is worth it! The cave is stunning and we really enjoyed the "reward." Although I would not do this trail if it's wet outside, if dry, it's entirely feasible for anyone, including children. Just remember to bring headlamps, as they really help further explore the cave (and you can't really see much inside without them). It's about 4 miles from the Carter Cave Natural Area but if you are able to find the short-cut (about a 1/2 mile up the road from the Carter Cave parking area) it's only about a 2 mile hike. Just bring plenty of water, sturdy shoes and a walking stick is a definite plus.

Olivia Jowers (56)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I really wanted to enjoy this but I guess I am scared of the dark. It also doesn't help that all the rocks inside move under your feet and make you feel unsteady. Afterwards a friend said he went there once and was followed out by Mountian Lions. This would be more fun to someone who is in really good shape or an adrenaline junkie who isn't scared of falling in a cave.

Anna DeMers (129)

4 Completed4 Reviews

Great tray! We went on a hike with the Friends of South Cumberland and had a ranger guide. We went through the cave. The cave seemed very visited compared to some others that we had been in. The trail was wet, a bit dangerous, but for those who were prepared, it was a blast!

Erik H (386)

18 Completed7 Reviews

Pretty good hike with plenty of good views and scenery. Going through Peter cave to the other side was a fun little adventure. We will be back again.

Erick Blackwood (871)

13 Completed4 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.

Lauren Wilson (102)

1 Completed1 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.

Bryce Hamilton (298)

15 Completed3 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.

Jeremy Hamby (110)

4 Completed1 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.