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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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Cummins Falls
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Best water day here. Had to cross the creek a couple of times on the way. Very rocky when you reach the falls. You can go behind the falls & jump off the lower ledge into the swimming hole. Lots of teenagers. Had to move where we were sitting because of some kids getting high.

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Burgess Falls Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

The most beautiful site I've seen yet. I was in awe. Shallow swimming area, very rocky to walk out into, water shoes a must. Will go back!

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Fall Creek Falls Trail
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

One of my favorite hikes...took the scenic trail from the cascades to the falls and bad....loved it!

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Ozone Falls State Natural Area
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

I've been here several times, right off the road. Short hike to bottom of falls.

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Haw Ridge Lake Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Haw Ridge is much more than the 6.7 miles listed on this website. There is a "Friends of Haw Ridge" webpage that gives more detailed information along w/ trail maps. Also, if you're in the Knoxville area there is a Facebook Group called Knoxville Cycling that posts trail information almost daily for area trails in relation to mountain biking. You can find everything from mild to wild in terms of mountain biking. This area used to be used by motocross & 4 wheelers so the trail layout isnt as good as some newer trail systems in terms of drainage and flow. That being said it has a more technical feel to it that some people enjoy. The trails that follow the waters edge & perimeter are a little easier in terms of cardio, and the technical aspects of riding arent too difficult. Beginners may need to walk some sections.

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Appalachian Trail: Dennis Cove to Laurel Fork Gorge
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12 Completed 0 Reviews

Hiked to the falls. It was beautiful. The treck down to the actual waterfalls is all downhill down a stone staircase. It is a difficult trip back up those stairs to the top. Bring water and take breaks.

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Gilbert Gaul Loop
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50 Completed 21 Reviews

This was an easy hike with good views of the lake. The terrain is not challenging and the trail is underutilized. There is huge beaver dam and rain shelter along the lake half way thru the hike.

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Lone Oak to Tip Top
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

A very addictive trail if you like steep grades and amazing views. I have been hiking this the last couple of days after work around sunset and it'd been pretty amazing. It's one of the best cardio work outs I've done in a while. It's so close to Johnson City you can't go wrong.

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Savage Day Loop
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50 Completed 21 Reviews

This is an excellent hike. We hiked to to Savage Falls and then hiked the Savage Day Loop. Observed some really large White Oak trees and older growth forests. The ranger station staff were very helpful and knowledgable. The Trails are well maintained. Too bad there is not safe way to access the gorge below.

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Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice, easy paved trail. i started at the wilderness station and went right down to the river and back. At 1.48 miles my toddler was tired of walking by the end. May need to take a jogging stroller for when the little ones get tired. watch out for dog poo. people don't pick up after their dogs.

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