Local Hikes: Knoxville, TN

The best hikes near Knoxville, TN.

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Cherokee Hiking Club (cherokeehikingclub.org)

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» Warriors Passage Trail, Cherokee NF View-swim-view. That’s how things go on this 12.2-mile out-and-back, which starts on the open summit of 3,692-foot Waucheesi Bald. Descend 2,300 feet over rolling ridges, and take a swim in the head-deep, crystal-clear pools of Wildcat Creek. Backtrack to your car and one final view. Miles from city center 62; Trip ID 761305

» Bald River, Bald River Gorge River Wilderness  Follow the Bald River as it plunges 500 feet down an old logging bed through a rocky, steep-walled gorge on this 9.4-mile out-and-back. Camping options abound—look for sites among the pines nearly every mile. Miles from city center 74; Trip ID762409

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