Benton, TN Trails and Parks

Benton has 12 trails in the vicinity, including 6 for mountain biking and 3 for campgrounds. These trails range from 0.8 to 16.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Chilhowee Campground, Chilhowee Campground and Falls of the Scenic Spur. Trails.com member Frances C. recently completed Falls of the Scenic Spur.
  • Chilhowee Campground

    2 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    The Chilhowee experience starts on the road to the campground. Forest Service Road 77 is a Forest Service–designated scenic byway that climbs 7 miles to the campground. Don’t rush the trip— pull ...
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    The Chilhowee experience starts on the road to the campground. Forest Service Road 77 is a Forest Service–designated scenic ...

  • Chilhowee

    2 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    If you're just getting started in the sport, this route is a great introduction to single track riding. If you've been biking awhile, you'll love its simplicity. The trail takes you out to Benton ...
    •  45 minutes - intermediate level
    •  4 miles
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    If you're just getting started in the sport, this route is a great introduction to single track riding. If you've been biking ...

  • Chilhowee Campground

    1 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    In 2006, a fatal bear mauling occurred near Chilhowee Campground, but the culprit was caught and euthanized, garnering Chilhowee nationwide attention. However, don’t let this deter you from visiting—just ...
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    In 2006, a fatal bear mauling occurred near Chilhowee Campground, but the culprit was caught and euthanized, garnering Chilhowee ...

  • Falls of the Scenic Spur

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    Benton, TN

    This hike explores the lower end of the designated Rock Creek Gorge Scenic Area in the Cherokee National Forest. Leave the trailhead to shortly enter the valley of Rock Creek, at first a wide, ...
    •  2.6 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike explores the lower end of the designated Rock Creek Gorge Scenic Area in the Cherokee National Forest. Leave the ...

  • Hiwassee River

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    Benton, TN

    The Hiwassee makes its way through a mountainous setting, with scenery and views that make it hard to keep your eyes on the frequent attention-demanding rapids.
    •  23 hours
    •  5.9 miles
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    The Hiwassee makes its way through a mountainous setting, with scenery and views that make it hard to keep your eyes on the ...

  • Sylco Campground

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    Benton, TN

    If you place a high priority on quiet solitude and close-at-hand wilderness hiking, Sylco is just the place for you. It is located in an isolated area of the Cherokee National Forest in the extreme ...
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    If you place a high priority on quiet solitude and close-at-hand wilderness hiking, Sylco is just the place for you. It is ...

  • Summer’s Point Trail at Cherokee National Forest, Ocoee District

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    Benton, TN

    This short, very steep, strenuous hike gives a spectacular result in reaching a point in which you can see far down to the river in two directions, watch the hawks fly by at eye level, and look ...
    •  1 hour
    •  0.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, very steep, strenuous hike gives a spectacular result in reaching a point in which you can see far down to the ...

  • Mulepen Gap Trail

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    Benton, TN

    You’ll follow the ridgetop of Chilhowee Mountain before dropping down the spine that makes Chestnut Mountain. Then say goodbye to the forest road as you pick up the fabulous single track of Clear ...
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  9.3 miles
    •  Guide

    You’ll follow the ridgetop of Chilhowee Mountain before dropping down the spine that makes Chestnut Mountain. Then say goodbye ...

  • Naked Widow Trail

    0 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    You may or may not see a naked widow in the stream on this ride. Chances are, no—but you never know! Someone did, and that’s how the trail got its name. In any case, you’ll enjoy the fun single ...
    •  1.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    You may or may not see a naked widow in the stream on this ride. Chances are, no—but you never know! Someone did, and that’s ...

  • Oswald Dome

    0 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    Starting with a short climb and then six miles of downhill, the first half of this ride goes by fast. Don't get carried away; it's a solid four-and-a-half-mile climb to the lookout tower. You'll ...
    •  2.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  16.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Starting with a short climb and then six miles of downhill, the first half of this ride goes by fast. Don't get carried away; ...

  • Slick Rock Trail

    0 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    This is a fun loop with sections of tight, technical single track, some whoop-te-dos, several straight, fast stretches and some very nice views. It is part of the Chilhowee trail complex, so ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a fun loop with sections of tight, technical single track, some whoop-te-dos, several straight, fast stretches and ...

  • Rim Trail

    0 Reviews

    Benton, TN

    This is a rim-to-rim ride down into and out of the scenic Rock Creek Gorge atop the Chilhowee Mountain. Some of the riding is quite easy, while other stretches offer a number of technical difficulties. ...
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a rim-to-rim ride down into and out of the scenic Rock Creek Gorge atop the Chilhowee Mountain. Some of the riding ...