As the temperatures keep dropping, all we can think about is warmer weather and all the exploring we'll be able to do once the universe decides to crank up the heat. While we wait, there are a few places in Tennessee that you can get ready to explore before then. These Tennesee hiking spots are perfect for the springtime and enjoying the outdoors. 

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Price: Free

Address:  2009 Village Camp Rd., Spencer, TN

Why You Need To Go: The trail to the falls is pretty easy and it will take you right to the bottom of it. From any angle, Fall Creek Falls is beautiful, but splashing in the pool at the bottom is the best. 


Point Trail at Obed Wild & Scenic River

Price: Free

Address: 208 Maiden St., Wartburg, TN

Why You Need To Go: This secluded trail and area will take you to an incredible overlook of a flowing river and tall trees. You'll actually reach many overlooks as you hike this trail. 


Twin Arches Trail 

Price: Free

Address: 4564 Leatherwood Rd., Oneida, TN 

Why You Need To Go: As you hike, you'll go through giant rock formations that will make you feel like you're going through trails in Arizona. 


Bluff Trail on Lookout Mountain

Price: Free

Address: 405 W Brow Rd., Lookout Mountain, TN

Why You Need To Go: This is a longer hike, coming in at around 5 miles, but once you make it to the top of the mountain, you'll be able to see views for miles. 


Laurel Falls Trail

Price: Free

Address: Laurel Falls, GA 

Why You Need To Go: The trail is mostly paved so you'll have a smooth walk to the falls and once you get to the waterfall, you'll be able to sit on some boulders and enjoy the view. 


Alum Cave Trail

Price: Free

Address: Directions

Why You Need To Go: You'll hike through rock tunnels and up stone stairs to the "cave." This rock bluff will give you some unique views while you relax on the bluff. 


Ozone Falls Trail 

Price: Free

Address: 14563 TN-1, Rockwood, TN 

Why You Need To Go: This super short hike will take you to a massive free-falling waterfall that was actually featured in the film, The Jungle Book. 


 

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