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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Anna DeMers (98)

3 Completed3 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 (192)

13 Completed5 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 (177)

7 Completed2 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 (37)

14 Completed1 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 (90)

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.

d h (80)

10 Completed2 Reviews

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

Katherine Morris (83)

3 Completed2 Reviews

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

Lee Wingo (845)

45 Completed36 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.

JAcki Turner (82)

6 Completed2 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.