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Hiking and Camping in the Tennessee Wilds
No outdoors person can rightly claim to have ‘done it all’ until they have hiked through the vast natural areas of Tennessee. Tucked between Kentucky to the north and Mississippi to the south, this landlocked state in the southern US is known for its natural wonders and incredible scenic beauty. This website aims to raise awareness about Tennessee’s oft-overlooked natural attractions. These include Sugarlands – a hiker’s paradise – and the nearby Cades Cove, where visitors can still see the remains of pioneer-era homesteads.
The Great Smoky Mountains
For avid hikers and campers, of course, the Great Smoky Mountains, which run through eastern Tennessee, will always have a particular draw. Visitors can camp out in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is said to contain more than 900 miles of top-rated hiking trails. The park also features the 6,600-foot Clingmans Dome, replete with a revolving observation deck providing a 360-degree view. And for those who want to stay in the park for several days, rustic cabins – set deep in the woods – are available for a modest rental fee.
Other Natural Attractions
But there’s a lot more to Tennessee than the Smokies. Visitors, for example, can also climb to the top of Lookout Mountain (overlooking the town of Chattanooga) or take a leisurely ride on the historic Tennessee Valley Railroad. So before visiting Tennessee, readers should familiarize themselves with this site so as not to miss any of the many must-see attractions this remarkable state has to offer.