Backpacking & Hiking

Tennessee is known for its pristine forests, meandering streams and peaceful scenery. What better way to see it than on foot? Thousands of miles of hiking trails crisscross the state, offering ways to see Tennessee’s beauty up-close.



From steep mountain trails to broad paths running beside rushing river streams, all of Tennessee invites you to travel quiet and refreshing routes. Backpack in the untouched wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains or through the Cumberland Gap or along the mighty Mississippi River.

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Natural Bridge Natural Bridge Indian Mountain State Park Indian Mountain State ParkJellico Foster Falls Recreation Area Foster Falls Recreation AreaSequatchie Harrison Bay State Park Harrison Bay State ParkHarrison Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area Big South Fork National River and Recreation AreaOneida Cherokee National Forest Cherokee National ForestCleveland Natchez Trace State Park Natchez Trace State ParkWildersville Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge Reelfoot National Wildlife RefugeUnion City Appalachian National Scenic Trail Appalachian National Scenic TrailGatlinburg Piney Falls State Natural Area Piney Falls State Natural AreaGrandview Big Cypress Tree State Park Big Cypress Tree State ParkGreenfield Clingmans Dome Clingmans DomeGatlinburg Mississippi River Corridor Mississippi River CorridorMemphis Highland Rim Highland RimSpringfield Chickasaw State Park Chickasaw State ParkHenderson
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