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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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Curry Mountain Trail - Great Smoky Mountain
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132 Completed 120 Reviews

Did this as a quick hike before work one morning . A bear was in bushes along trail having a feast and jumped me as well as scaring him

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Jakes' Creek Trail
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132 Completed 120 Reviews

No complaints along here once again typical trail here! I can not fathom how anyone would be disappointed in this hike

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Middle Prong Trail
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132 Completed 120 Reviews

Typical Smokies trail and loved it as I can say that about most of the trails in this area

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Bote Mountain Trail
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132 Completed 120 Reviews

Muddy in places but some great views along the ridges! Several options to trails off this one or go all the way to AT!

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Cooper Road and Rabbit Creek
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132 Completed 120 Reviews

Nice walk and great way to enjoy the woods. Not a whole lot of views but peaceful. Several options for loops. My goal is to complete all trails in Smokies

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I. H. Park @ Lakeland
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a decent quick hike with some of the best elevation in Shelby County. I do the yellow trail, as it's the longest. I can not comment on the others, but I did end up on the other 2 trails once which extended my hike and resulted in me exiting the trail South of the lake. I would recommend boots on the yellow trail. Nice scenic lake to walk around. Trails are well maintained. The few times I have been on it, traffic has been minimal.

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shelby dog park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Great place. I take my dog often for off leash hikes. Some decent elevation if you plan your route. Lots of ponds to traverse. Don't need boots for this park. The proper name is Outback Dog Park. My route is right at 2 miles, which takes me and Hobo just under an hour.

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Herb Parsons Lake Trails
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice park. You can't really get lost on this trail as it's a fairly small park. If you do, you probably don't need to be hiking. I did not have time to hike the whole trail. The directions are wrong on the "Getting There" segment. Was there on a beautiful Sunday and it was not crowded.

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Narrows of Harpeth Hike Trail
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13 Completed 10 Reviews

Beautiful!

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Bays Mountain Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

I really love day hiking at Bays Mountain. There are lots of trails to explore with a good range of difficulty. Many trails intersect offering the opportunity to hike several different loops. First hike here was Azalea trail to the antennas and back via Bays Mtn Road for a total of 4 miles. There was a beautiful spring the trail followed that I dubbed Aquamarine Spring. Great views and rocky crags just off of Bays Mtn Road on the way back as well as a fire tower. Recently, we hiked the other side of Bays, crossing the dam and heading out on Lake Road to Front Hollow Road. We hit Cross Ridges trail to Cherry Knobs trail but ended up turning back due to time constrictions. Ended up being about 4 miles again. Fascinating area with evidence of early settlement along with signs of beaver activity and beautiful wildflowers.

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