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Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,181-mile long public footpath that runs from Maine  to Georgia. Enjoyed by 4 million people annually, the trail is appealing to all ages  and abilities. The trail passes through 14 states in the eastern U.S. and offers  hikers spectacular scenery, enjoyable exercise, and the opportunity for  adventure.

Greeneville Downtown Quilt Trail  

Quilts that tell the story of Greeneville, its heritage and history, told in squares that adorn historic buildings. Enjoy a total of 14 beautifully designed quilts that tell the story of TN's second oldest town and all those that live here.  

Sunny Side Trail

The Sunny Side Trail is a self-guided driving tour that takes you back in time to  experience Tennessee’s historical legacy. With more than 300 points of interest,  this tour is sure to have something for everyone!

Antiques & Treasures Trail

Go antiquing in Tennessee's second oldest town! Visit more than 350 dealers in  one of the most unique towns in the Southeast. Come visit Greeneville and begin  your journey to the past with more than 20 antique stores. Contact 423-638-4111  for more information. 

Quilt Trail & Agritourism

The Quilt Trail winds through Northeast Tennessee and features traditional quilt patterns displayed in vibrant colors on a number of beautifully historic barns.  A variety of historical sites, produce stands, shops and galleries provide pleasant distractions along the way! And don’t forget to visit some of the more than 35 farms located along the trail, including llama and goat farms, greenhouses, apple orchards, corn mazes and much more.

Cherokee National Forest                         

The Cherokee National Forest offers 656,000 acres of public land that can be used for hiking, camping, fishing, biking and much more.  To learn more about the National Forest, call 423-476-9700 or click here for the informational website.

 

Hiking, Biking & Horseback Riding Trails

Greene County has a vast number of hiking, biking, walking, and horseback riding trails at every level of difficulty. From the majestic Margarette Falls to the Appalachian Trail, we have it all!

Multiple Use Trail

Burnett Gap/Brush Creek Mtn. Loop

  • Length: 11.3 miles
  • Use: Equestrian, Mtn. Bike, and Hike
  • Difficulty: more difficult

Hiking

Paint Creek

  • Length: 2.72 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1680 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 1920 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Average Trail Time: 3-4 hours

Paint Mountain

  • Length: 9.48 Miles
  • Trail Beginning; 1240 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 2300 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking, Limited Horse
  • Average Trail Time: 7-8 hours

Gum Springs

Margarette Falls

Davis Creek

  • Length: 2.80 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 3080 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 1840 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 3-4 hours

Little Paint Creek

  • Length: 3.03 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 2200 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 2920 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 4-5 hours

Scarlet Oak

  • Length: .20 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1800 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 1800 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easiest
  • Average Trail Time: 0.5 hours

Squibb Creek

Turkeypen Cove

  • Length: 1.98 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 2000 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 3400 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Most Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 2-3 hours

Still Branch North

Middle Spring Ridge

  • Length: 1.94 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 2000 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 3400 feet in elevation
  • Use: Hiking
  • Difficulty: Most Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 2-3 hours

Pete’s Branch

Horseback Riding

Meadow Creek Mountain

  • Length: 14.8 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1600 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 1200 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Biking, Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 14-15 hours

Chimney Rocks

  • Length: 2.4 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1200 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 2600 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: Most Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 4-5 hours

Cowbell Hollow

  • Length: 1.8 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 3080 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 2040 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: Most Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 2-3 hours

Doctor’s Ridge

  • Length: 1.3 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1720 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 1640 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: Easiest 
  • Average Trail Time: 1-2 hours

Jennings Creek

  • Length: 1.09 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1800 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 2040 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 2-3 hours

Little Jennings Trail

  • Length: 1.99 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 1880 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 3000 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 2-3 hours

Greene Mountain

  • Length: 3.65 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 2520 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 3820 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 4-5 hours

Poplar Cove

  • Length: 1.43 miles
  • Trail Beginning: 2000 feet in elevation
  • Trail Ending: 2040 feet in elevation
  • Use: Horse, Mountain Bikes, Hiking
  • Difficulty: More Difficult
  • Average Trail Time: 2-3 hours