Polk County, TN Trails and Parks

Polk County has 23 trails in the vicinity, including 20 hiking trails and 16 for walking. These trails range from 0.6 to 11 miles in length. The most popular trails are Benton McKaye Trail on the Hiwassee River, Big Frog Wilderness and Chestnut Mountain Loop. Trails.com member Peter H. recently completed Benton Falls.
  • Benton Falls

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    Polk County, TN

    Benton Falls is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,839 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.6 miles

    Benton Falls is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,839 feet altitude. ...

  • Big Frog Trail

    4 Reviews

    Polk County, TN

    Big Frog Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 2,598 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,499 ...
    •  5.2 miles

    Big Frog Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 2,598 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Thunder Rock Trail

    1 Reviews

    Polk County, TN

    Thunder Rock Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,202 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Thunder Rock Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,202 feet ...

  • Slick Rock Naked Widow Loop

    1 Reviews

    Polk County, TN

    Slick Rock Naked Widow Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,838 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Slick Rock Naked Widow Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 1,838 ...

  • West Fork

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    Polk County, TN

    West Fork is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 1,743 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 593 feet ...
    •  1.1 miles

    West Fork is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 1,743 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Big Frog Wilderness

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    Polk County, TN

    This long hike visits the Cherokee National Forest’s Big Frog Wilderness. Th e Big Frog Trail leads from Low Gap and rises along Peavine Ridge, aiming for Big Frog. The first half of the hike ...
    •  6.5 hours
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    This long hike visits the Cherokee National Forest’s Big Frog Wilderness. Th e Big Frog Trail leads from Low Gap and rises ...

  • Old Copper Road Trail

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    Polk County, TN

    This nearly level day hike starts at the popular Ocoee Whitewater Center in the Cherokee National Forest. Trace a restored section of the Old Copper Road, once used to transport copper ore from ...
    •  3 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This nearly level day hike starts at the popular Ocoee Whitewater Center in the Cherokee National Forest. Trace a restored ...

  • Benton Falls

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    Polk County, TN

    This is a popular day hike to a deservedly popular waterfall. Leave from mountaintop Chilhowee Campground, high in the Cherokee National Forest, first passing McCamy Lake. From there, take a ...
    •  2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a popular day hike to a deservedly popular waterfall. Leave from mountaintop Chilhowee Campground, high in the Cherokee ...

  • Benton McKaye Trail on the Hiwassee River

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    Polk County, TN

    Take a relatively easy hike along the beautiful banks of the wild and scenic Hiwassee River. Head upstream from the Childers Creek trailhead, tightroping riverside woods bordered by the river ...
    •  3.2 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Take a relatively easy hike along the beautiful banks of the wild and scenic Hiwassee River. Head upstream from the Childers ...

  • Gee Creek

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    Polk County, TN

    Gee Creek is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 909 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 918 feet.
    •  1.3 miles

    Gee Creek is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 909 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • Starr Mountain Extension

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    Polk County, TN

    Starr Mountain Extension is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 2,209 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Starr Mountain Extension is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 2,209 feet altitude. ...

  • Lowry Cove Trail

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    Polk County, TN

    Lowry Cove Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is three miles long and begins at 2,993 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  3.0 miles

    Lowry Cove Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is three miles long and begins at 2,993 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Brush Creek Trail

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    Polk County, TN

    Brush Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 1,510 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.4 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  6.6 miles

    Brush Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 6.6 miles long and begins at 1,510 feet altitude. ...

  • Mckamy Lake

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    Polk County, TN

    Mckamy Lake is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 1,888 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Mckamy Lake is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 1,888 feet altitude. ...

  • Gap Trail

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    Polk County, TN

    Gap Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 1,459 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,747 fe ...
    •  2.2 miles

    Gap Trail is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 1,459 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Azalea

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    Polk County, TN

    Azalea is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,768 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 376 ...
    •  1.6 miles

    Azalea is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 1,768 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Bear Paw Loop

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    Polk County, TN

    Bear Paw Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,561 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Bear Paw Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,561 feet altitude. ...

  • 22

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    Polk County, TN

    22 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 9.5 miles long and begins at 2,117 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.1 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  9.5 miles

    22 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 9.5 miles long and begins at 2,117 feet altitude. ...

  • Clear Creek

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    Polk County, TN

    Clear Creek is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 853 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.3 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  4.6 miles

    Clear Creek is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 853 feet altitude. ...

  • 1330 Bypass

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    Polk County, TN

    1330 Bypass is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,910 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 500 feet. ...
    •  0.9 miles

    1330 Bypass is a hiking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,910 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Rim Rock

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    Polk County, TN

    Rim Rock is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,676 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Rim Rock is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,676 feet altitude. ...

  • Chestnut Mountain Loop

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    Polk County, TN

    Chestnut Mountain Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 1,915 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.9 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  5.8 miles

    Chestnut Mountain Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 5.8 miles long and begins at 1,915 feet ...

  • Slick Rock Hancock Loop

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    Polk County, TN

    Slick Rock Hancock Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 2,008 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  2.7 miles

    Slick Rock Hancock Loop is a hiking and biking trail in Polk County, Tennessee. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 2,008 ...