Backpacking/Camping in Knoxville, TN

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  1. This wilderness area is home to some of the most ancient old-growth virgin forests in the nation. Take in the beauty and majesty over the course of this 12-mile loop hike.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    41.3 miles
    Duration
  2. About an hour outside Knoxville sits a 1,435-acre state park. Here, you’ll find fishing, 30 miles of hiking trails with spectacular views, and 50 campsites for those who’d like to call it home for a few days.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.5 miles
    Duration
  3. Nestled in the Cherokee National Forest, minutes from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, is the Indian Boundary Recreation Area and Campground, 96 acres of swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, and camping.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    159.1 miles
    Duration
    You’ll want to spend at least a night or two here, but there is a 14-day limit.
  4. An hour and a half drive west of Knoxville sits Cumberland Mountain State Park, a crescent-shaped, 1,720-acre green space situated on the largest timber plateau in the United States.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    59.0 miles
    Duration
  5. The dense mountain forest of Frozen Head State Park spans some 24,000 acres of vast timber plateau—an idyllic place to set up camp for a night or longer.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    32.9 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
  6. Once the gateway to the west for 18th and 19th century Americans, the famous Gap is now a small and relatively unknown National Monument nestled in the corner of three states. Miles of mountain laurel-lined ridgeline, a giant sand cave and several grand overlooks await the next generation of pioneers.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.4 miles
    Duration
    Estimated time for day trip from Ewing Trailhead to Sand Cave/White Rocks
  7. Big South Fork NRRA offers some of Tennessee's most wild and rugged territory. Just over an hour from downtown Knoxville, this nationally significant area is an unforgettable place and a must see destination!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    51.9 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
  8. Elkmont Campground is the largest campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's also the closest campground to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and there are plenty of activities to be found here for you and the family.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    29.5 miles
    Duration
    One day to several days.
  9. Del and Marte's Lilly Pad is the campground of choice for Obed climbers and their dogs.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    43.9 miles
    Duration
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