@OutDoorPastor @REI-AngieH Jumping aboard the delayed response train!
I've only been in Tennessee for a couple of years, but the hiking I've experienced here has been fantastic! I'm building up my stamina for more strenuous hikes, so my current top 3 are in the moderate-difficulty range and are relatively heavily-trafficked.
3. Edgar Evins - Two main trail loops, both are beautiful! Unpaved, decent elevation changes, and a nice view off the low cliffs.
2. Cummins Falls Trail - Wanna touch a waterfall? A 10 minute safety video and 1.5 miles of hiking (3 miles round-trip) over grades of up to 30% and a shallow riverbed gets you there.
1. Richie Hollow Trail - Prentice Cooper State Forest was a pleasant surprise all around for me. The scenic drive was gorgeous, camping was decent, and this trail really was the icing on the cake. It leads you past a (small) waterfall and provides a sweeping view of the river. Snoopers Rock is next on my list for when I find my way back here.
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