Best Hiking in Tennessee

This list represents the most popular hiking in Tennessee. Use this list to plan your next Tennessee hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Ganier Ridge Loop View Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Brentwood, TN

    • Hiking 
    •  1.8 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop explores the high and the low of Radnor Lake State Natural Area. Depart from the less-used east side of the park, then climb steeply ...

  • #2 Alum Cave Trail View Trail Details

    19 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    •  3 hours
    •  4.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Alum Cave Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.9 miles long and begins ...

  • #3 Virgin Falls Trail at Virgin Falls State Natural Area View Trail Details

    18 Reviews

    Sparta, TN

    • Hiking 
    •  6 to 8 hours
    •  8.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail into Virgin Falls is a favorite among backpackers inTennessee because of the abundance of sights along the trail. Not only do you get ...

  • #4 Mount LeConte via Rainbow Falls and Bull Head View Trail Details

    16 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    •  8 hours or Overnight
    •  13.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The only way to hike to Mount LeConte and return to your car without backtracking or long road walking is by utilizing Rainbow Falls Trail and ...

  • #5 Chimney Tops Trail View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    •  3.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Chimney Tops Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is two miles long and ...

  • #6 Laurel Falls Trail View Trail Details

    18 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    •  4 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Laurel Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.0 miles long and ...

  • #7 Abrams Falls Trail View Trail Details

    22 Reviews

    Townsend, TN

    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Abrams Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Blount County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.2 miles long and ...

  • #8 Little River Trail View Trail Details

    12 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    •  10.25 hours
    •  19.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Little River Trail is a hiking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 6.2 miles long and ...

  • #9 Mount Cammerer via Low Gap View Trail Details

    11 Reviews

    Hartford, TN

    • Hiking 
    •  5.25 hours
    •  10.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Formerly called White Rock by Tennesseans and Sharp Top by Carolinians, this mountaintop rock outcrop was renamed by the park service after Arno ...

  • #10 Collins Rim Trail View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Dunlap, TN

    •  Day Hike
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Collins Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 5.7 miles long and begins ...

  • #11 Collins Gulf Access View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Dunlap, TN

    •  Day Hike
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Collins Gulf Access is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 1.2 ...

  • #12 Collins W Access Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Dunlap, TN

    •  Day Hike
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Collins W Access Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 0.4 miles long and ...

  • #13 Collins Gulf Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Dunlap, TN

    •  Day Hike
    •  11.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Collins Gulf Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 3.8 miles long and begins ...

  • #14 Clingmans Dome Trail View Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, NC

    •  Under 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Clingmans Dome Trail is a hiking trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 0.6 miles long ...

  • #15 Clingmans Dome Lookout Tower Access View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, NC

    •  Under 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Clingmans Dome Lookout Tower Access is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is ...

  • #16 Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, NC

    •  Under 1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 0.5 miles ...

  • #17 Bald River Trail - Nfs #88 View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Tellico Plains, TN

    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Bald River Trail - Nfs #88 is a hiking trail in Monroe County, Tennessee. It is 4.8 miles long and begins at 1,853 feet altitude. Traveling the ...

  • #18 Perimeter Trail View Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Perimeter Trail is a hiking trail in Fairview, Tennessee. It is within Bowie Nature Park. It is 4.4 miles long and begins at 848 feet altitude. ...

  • #19 Grotto Falls View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Gatlinburg, TN

    •  2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Grotto Falls is appropriately named. Roaring Fork spills from an overhanging ledge some 20 feet into a small pool, creating a dry space behind ...

  • #20 Abrams Falls Trail View Trail Details

    22 Reviews

    Townsend, TN

    •  3 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    Abrams Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Blount County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 4.2 miles long and ...

  • #21 Big Frog Trail View Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Ocoee, TN

    •  6 to 7 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #22 Appalachian Trail View Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Newfound Gap, NC

    •  4.5 to 5 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Appalachian Trail is a hiking and horse trail in North Carolina and Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 33.4 miles ...

  • #23 Benton Falls View Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Ocoee, TN

    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    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 ...

  • #24 Old Trace-Garrison Creek Loop View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    • Hiking 
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk through time on this trek, picking up the original Natchez Trace, where travelers made their way from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville ...

  • #25 Big Creek Rim Trail View Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Beersheba Springs, TN

    •  Day Hike
    •  7.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Big Creek Rim Trail is a hiking trail in Grundy County, Tennessee. It is within South Cumberland Recreation Area. It is 2.9 miles long and begins ...