Piney River Trail

Spring City, TN

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Piney River Trail is a 10 mile out and back trail located near Spring City, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

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G Landen (257)

10 Completed5 Reviews

I live about a mile from this wonderful little trail and I have overnighted on this beautiful path at least fifty times in the last ten years, I am actually going again tomorrow (12/26/14 if anyone wants to go!) with friends from Missouri. This trail, and few others in the area, is one of the reasons I moved here. This trail has it all, rivers, small rock walls, cascades, swimming holes, bridges and beautiful campsites. It is still relatively unknown so it is still primitive and not trashy. I like to camp at Logging camp in the winter with all the rock furniture and camp at the suspension bridge in the summer so you can jump off into the water. Since the state bought this from Bowater Paper Company I have had a hard time finding maps for these pocket wildernesses as they used to be called. I hope to see you out on this trail sometime!!

Scott Schanhals (267)

37 Completed2 Reviews

Just hiked this trail from Log Rd. if you do not have a truck, do not attempt this road. Better off starting at the Piney River Picnic Area on Shut-in Gap Rd. The trail following Duskin Creek is not marked very well. It is very easy to get diverted onto Spider Den Bluff trail, which is hardly marked at all. The same can be said for Hemlock Falls spur trail. Now for the positives, this is an easy trail with some moderate hills and rocky terrain. White Pine Cascades is probably the most beautiful part of the trail. Trail markings get considerably better once the trail follows the Piney River.

JJ Morris (214)

33 Completed3 Reviews

very beautiful trail. the trail is not marked very well on the newby branch side.

julia morris (907)

52 Completed13 Reviews

I am shocked there are not more reviews of this trail. It is a beautiful trail with several waterfalls, cascades, huge hemlocks, and suspension bridges to cross. It follows the Piney River the majority of the way. I would rate this trail as easy to moderate. There are a few up hill sections that are short and some rock hopping in areas. It is best to do a point to point. Beware that GPS may take you down the wrong road when going to the Newby Branch Trail head and parking. Do not go down Log Rd. It dead ends. That end of the trail is not marked as well as the beginning so be cautious and watch your blazes. I only gave it 4 stars due to the difficulty arriving at the Newby Branch side and the lack of signs on that end.

Michelle Rimes (128)

3 Completed1 Reviews

This is by no means easy...definately moderate but absolutely gorgeous