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Backbone Rock, Shady Valley

#13 of 21 in Trails in Tennessee
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  • I've been visiting this unique spot for decades. I had an uncle who actually was on the CCC team who developed it (as a park) back in the 1930s. It is a great place to picnic... to swim... to hike (yo...  more »
  • Stopped here with our southern family. Pretty impressive rock. Definitely climb up the stairs and walk to the end of the rock. Don't bother doing the falls trail unless there has been alot of rain.  more »
  • It was definitely worth the stop if you riding down 133, but nothing spectacular that I would recommend going much out of your way for. The rest of the scenery along 133 is nice though, from the strea...  more »
  • Beautiful, and cool at the same time. We climbed to the top of it from one side and descended on the other. It is definitely family friendly. The drive to get there is extremely scenic, too. Think, winding roads, motorcycle heaven.
  • We loved it we climb the top . then we saw the rescue team practicing an we definitely got in the water . they have a picnic area with grills were definitely using next time.. The kids loved it
  • Gorgious place. We were riding the Snake, and I knew this place was in the region. So glad we found it. I’ll be back.
  • Beautiful area.
  • Good nice place

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