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Best Trails in Smithville

Burgess Falls Trail

Baxter, TN

Burgess Falls Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Baxter, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Lost Spring Trail

Smithville, TN

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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5 Completed 0 Reviews

Amazing views - they have definitely improved on marking the trails. BUT, with that being said, bring a map! My fiance and I went to go hike a couple miles and ended up hiking 10. The view was totally worth it.

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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8 Completed 0 Reviews

Observation tower gives a good view of the Center hill dam. There is also a good 2 mile trail that leaves and comes back to the visitor center. We even walked out off trail on a couple of islands in the park.

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Center Hill Lake & Cedars of Lebanon: Cookeville to Long Hunter State Park
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912 Completed 822 Reviews

Melody must be super girl if she hiked this route. It is a beautiful drive that I did in the summer of 2014. It is scenic most of the way with rolling hills and water views.

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

I usually kayak on this trip but hiked this weekend. Beautiful ferns on the Highland Rim. The Millennium was pretty easy hike and the connector to the Merrit was a pretty hike along the ridge.
If you are in the area stop by Big Rock Market/Caney Fork Outdoors for lunch and a kayak shuttle on the Caney.

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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29 Completed 7 Reviews

Also, here is link that shows trails

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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29 Completed 7 Reviews

Great trails and neat observation tower with awesome view!

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Edgar Evins State Park Campground
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

Great place to camp. They also have primitive camping sites. If you own a canoe, or kayak I recommend a lazy float down the caney fork river just below the dam. nice trails as well.

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Lost Spring Trail
by Kristin Short

4 Completed 3 Reviews

People here are snotty and BEWARE where you get out of the car (with your dog) and start looking for the trailhead. You may be sacrificed by the locals who live in the campers. Lol. We almost got jumped by some old lady here because our GPS lead us to the wrong spot to start. Lol. Decent trail though.

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Lost Spring Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Unbelievable how rude the attendants are... We were stopped and Confronted by the older lady that runs the day area by the trail. WHATEVER you do, don't take the wrong road- they all work together in making sure the experience is ruined. It reminded me of the movie "anger management".. We were calm and looking for directions and they kept telling us to "calm down" while they freaked out! Unreal!

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Lost Spring Trail
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19 Completed 16 Reviews

This trail is very easy. The first part is primarily uphill and provides a nice calf workout. The top is flat with two scenic overlooks of Center Hill Lake. The last part is downhill. You have a choice to go back the way you came or circle around to an amphitheater. It's not a very technical trail at all and it has limited parking at the trail head. There are other activities (boating, fishing, swimming, camping, etc.) to do around the area besides hiking alone.