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Registration for actual hikes does not open until early May, so here are some being considered to
now perk your interest. Details are not given as the schedule continues to be developed.
All are being designed as either in/out, loop, or shuttle hikes. Here's a few to consider:

Appalachian Trail
Straight Branch US 58 to Damascus, VA
- Hike past cascading stream to see new ATC Visitors Center

Carvers Gap to Round Bald (1.5mi) or Grassy Ridge (5.4mi)
- Very popular hike across balds with outstanding views

Dennis Cove returning by Coon Den Falls
- Loop hike ascends A.T. to return by ribbon waterfall

Hughes Gap to Little Rock Knob
- Hike thru hardwood forest for views into North Carolina


Laurel Falls in Pond Mountain Wilderness
- Hikes from either Hampton or Dennis Cove for waterfall

Sams Gap to Big Bald
- Ascend 5,516' summit for view of Mt. Mitchell and Smokies

Tanyard Gap to Hot Springs
- Lovers Leap Rock views of French Broad River and town

Scenic Destinations
Cloudland Trail to Roan High Bluff
- Red spruce forest to 6,200' platform. Shelter visit option

Rocky Fork State Park - Whitehouse Cliffs
- Steep staircase up to overlook into park and wilderness

Pinnacle Mountain Firetower
- View of mountain ranges from rebuilt observation platform


The Channels Natural Area Preserve via Brumley Mtn Trail
- Labyrinth of sandstone cervices on top of mountain


Jacob's Nature Park (Kid Friendly)
- Wildflower hike through wetlands and native tree arboretum


Sill Branch Falls
- Short (2mi RT) hike in US Forest to 60’ tall waterfall


Buffalo Mountain: Salamanders (Kid Friendly)
- Eastern TN is salamander hotspot! Search Catbird Creek

Day One


Noon - 4 p.m.


Location - Varied

Day Two


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Location - Varied

Day Thee


8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Location - Varied


Day Four

8 a.m. - Noon


Location - Varied


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Hike. Learn. Play

From day hikes, whitewater adventures, learning more about the trail, and more, here's what to expect in Tennessee.

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