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Mt Le Conte via the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail

Gatlinburg, TN

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Mt Le Conte via the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail is a 11 mile out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river, concave cliff. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Grundy Day Loop
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50 Completed 21 Reviews

A great short hike with more than enough things to see and enjoy. Total of 3.2 miles with the hike to Sycamore Falls which has a great swimming hole. For me this is a hike that should be rated as difficult because of the amount of bad footing due to rocks and roots but well worth the effort. Great day to be from this area.

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Lakes of Bowie Loop Trail
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18 Completed 18 Reviews

I agree with Jessie Jahne. This is a pleasant walk. And couldn't agree more that the towering pines were the best part. We considered taking a break to just lay down in them. A ton of options on how you complete your own track but cant go wrong. Plus, its less than an hour from Nashville.

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Perimeter Trail
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18 Completed 18 Reviews

More of a brisk walk than a hike. However, it is a great quick respite from Nashville. In the first few miles we saw an owl, deer and more butterflies than can be counted. Takes you through some nice varying terrain and was almost empty for the 4 hours we were there.

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greenway farm
by T Hurt

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Greenway is a great place to go and walk/run with the family or alone. It has enough variation in such a small area to mix up treks for different days. Good mix of trail and road work if you want to vary your type of run. I like it year round, especially in the summer around 80-90 degree weather. There are less people but saying hello to others is never a hassle there. Most people are friendly. Greenway is nicely maintained except during the annual Mud Run and it is almost impossible to get lost there. Go explore it! Low difficulty depending on how hard you take the hills and easily accessible.

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Upstream Trail - Rock Island State Park
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18 Completed 18 Reviews

The Upstream Trail is fun and quick and gives you great access to some sweet swimming holes. However, if you want to really enjoy the falls, take the downstream gorge trail - listed on the Rock Island State Park Hiking Trail Brochure that you can pick up at the Ranger Office. Its a 1.6 lollipop trial that provides you with may vantage points to check out the incredible rock face falls across the Caney Fork River. Beware of the insane amount of spider webs along the trail.

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Virgin Falls Trail
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18 Completed 18 Reviews

This was a great forest hike. Even though it was in the dry season, the falls still had enough water to enjoy their calming and cooling effect. We went mid-week and there were very few hikers on the trail. When you make it to the third set of falls, (the Virgin Falls, I think), make sure you take the spur to the top. You will enjoy the worlds most natural air-conditioner and an intriguing view. It is a fairly strenuous hike back so make sure to bring enough water and eats.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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19 Completed 6 Reviews

One of my favorite spots. There are lots of trails with varying levels of difficulty, and they run parallel to each other, so it's a great spot to go with people of varying abilities. There's lots of lovely waterfalls surrounding the whole thing, which are great for stomping around in and photographing. It's also an old Native American historical site, so there's plenty to learn and explore. It also looks very different throughout the year, so every time I go, it's like a new experience. Highly recommend it.

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Greeter Falls Loop / Greeter Trail
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7 Completed 3 Reviews

Beautiful terrain and and excellent hike. Definitely will make you work for the great views at the bottom of Greeter and Broad Tree falls.

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Stone Door Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Can't say enough good things about this trail. Wonderfully well kept, great surface, easy walk to several breathtaking overlooks, and the intriguing stone door section.

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Stone Door Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Can't say enough good things about this trail. Wonderfully well kept, great surface, easy walk to several breathtaking overlooks, and the intriguing stone door section.

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