Tennessee

Find local adventures, unique places to stay, and local adventure tours in iconic destinations like Great Smoky Mountain National Park and across the state. Hiking, backpacking, biking, rafting, and more.

Top Adventures in Tennessee

  • Hike the Chimney Tops

    The Chimney Top's Trail is one of the most visited trails in the Smokies, which is why I recommend going up just before sunset to beat the crowd!During the summer and fall months, it's easy to see a hundred people taking in the view on the same tr...

    3.8 miles 1487 ft gain

  • Hike to Abrams Falls

    Abrams Falls is arguably the most scenic waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.One of the biggest perks of hiking Abrams Falls is the drive to get there. The trailhead is located approximately 5 miles into the scenic Cades Cove Loop. Ca...

  • Hike to Fall Creek Falls

    Fall Creek Falls State Park is sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. The 20,000-acre park is one of the most scenic parks in the country and is the largest recreation area in the state of Tennessee. It is home to a 256-...

    3 miles 715 ft gain

  • Hike to Cummins Falls

    Catch the trailhead down to the falls at the parking lot. The trail quickly approaches the rim of the river gorge to provide hikers with a great bird's eye view of the falls. After snapping a few photos of the falls from above, follow the clearly ...

    4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Foster Falls

    Foster Falls State Park is part of the South Cumberland State Park system. A short 45 minute drive from Chattanooga, Foster Falls boasts a stunning 60 foot waterfall that is worth visiting during any season of the year. The trailhead for this 2 mi...

    2 miles

  • Hike to Mt. LeConte via Alum Cave Bluff

    The Alum Cave trailhead is on Newfound Gap Road, 8 miles from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Mt. LeConte is the third highest peak in the Smokies, and this is an extremely popular hike, so arrive early to get a parking spot and beat the crowds.Sta...

    11 miles 3982 ft gain

  • Hike Charlies Bunion

    From the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, drive approximately 13 miles south on Newfound Gap Road to reach the Newfound Gap Parking Area (it'll be on your left.) The parking area is free and there are bathrooms. Follow the Appalachian Tr...

    8.1 miles 1640 ft gain

  • Hike to Twin Falls, TN

    Upon entering Rock Island State Park from the east, the parking area for this trail is located right after the old cotton mill (my friend and I actually ended up getting lost because it is tucked away there quite nicely). The trail that leads to T...

    1 miles

  • Hike to Greeter Falls

    An easy, yet extremely beautiful and well marked drive leads to a pretty sizable parking lot at the trailhead. There are multiple trails to hike, depending on how much time you have or how long you want to hike. This particular trail makes for a p...

    1.8 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike through Virgin Falls State Natural Area

    Beginning at the Virgin Falls SNA parking area, the Virgin Falls trail is approximately a 9 mile round trip (excluding any side trails) which will allow you to experience three waterfalls: Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls, and the namesake Virgi...

    9 miles 1100 ft gain

  • Hike to Burgess Falls

    If you like waterfalls, this hike is for you. Along the way you'll pass by Falling Water Cascades (20 ft), Little Falls ( 30 ft), Middle Falls (80 ft) and finally the main event, Burgess Falls (136 ft). There are a few spots for swimming so bring ...

    1.5 miles 623 ft gain

  • Explore Ozone Falls

    This beautiful, 110-foot waterfall is an easy 15-minute walk from the parking area. Note that the walk down to the falls, although short, is steep and there isn’t a well-marked trail down. It’s more about choosing the path of least resistance.  Al...

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    • Copperhill, Tennessee

      The Kayaker

      Family Owned and operated, our cabins are located on 8+ wooded acres on the side of a mountain, beside the Ocoee River where TN, NC & GA meet. We’re just off Highway 64 in Copperhill, TN. 3 mil...

      From $119/night

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      The Bird House

      The Bird House is a comfortable two-bedroom / 2 bath house with a fully equipped kitchen. "quiet" and "peaceful" and "clean" are the words used repeatedly to describe it. It comes with Apple TV: Hu...

      From $79/night

    • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

      Aqua Paradise

      This luxury 6 bedroom unit will have your family relaxed and happy during your entire Smoky Mountain Getaway. This cabin leaves little to be desired with a game room that boasts a multi-arcade game...

      From $527.50/night

    • Dunlap, Tennessee

      Glamping At Deer Camp

      This is a complete glamping experience! Think tiny house. The cabin is 12'x12' studio and every piece of furniture has been specifically chosen for your experience. It is cozy! Besides the comfy qu...

      From $147.50/night

    • Buchanan, Tennessee

      Paris Landing / Kentucky Lake KOA

    • Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

      Blue Mountain Mist

      This beautiful private 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom is the perfect place to enjoy all the peace and quiet the Smoky Mountains have to offer while only 15 minutes from all the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg a...

      From $296.50/night

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