Cherokee National Forest, Tennessee

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#28 of 119 in Nature in Tennessee
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  • Wife and I left Cleveland and went thru the Forest headed eventually to the Asheville area to visit friends. Was not disappointed, they are part of The Unicoi Mountains, always thought they were part ...  more »
  • We had spring break trip passed Cherokee national forecast. The park is beautiful. With huge lakes and beautiful views. water is clear, kids played with sand and rocks. Lots of fun.  more »
  • I just love this area. Gorges and valleys hugging the Ocoee River. Seemingly I endless beauty. Also, excellent whitewater rafting in the area and amazing roads for spirited driving.  more »
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  • Beautiful drive and great campground. There are some great hikes in the area as well. The Benton falls hike is especially enjoyable with Avery easy well groomed trail. Only the last bit down to the falls and back is a bit challenging. The waterfall is far more than adequate reward for the short easy hike. Please do bring 3 dollars cash with you though and pay the day use fee, it is what pays for the facilities and maintenance.
  • I don't think there is anyone that has ever been to this forest that would say a bad thing about it. I love that almost any part is minutes or up to a couple hours away from me. I enjoy the mountain roads on my motorcycle. Never know what you may see or find in this forest range. Each trip there is a new adventure for me. Plenty to do, always something for everyone taste. Get away and let your worries free and enjoy what beauty is still left untouched, well somewhat.
  • This forest, this land is one of the best places I can go to for peace and relaxation. I've been coming here for for almost 36 years. I've spent countless hours and days here with friends and family. Lately when I need time to reflect or meditate there's no place better. I absolutely love it here.
  • This is a real hidden gem! All the tourists tend to go to the nearby National Park, but the National Forests actually have their fair share of great walking trails! So while crowds packed the trails of the valleys a few miles to the northeast, we drove through serene high country in relative isolation. There are countless pull-offs and overlooks to enjoy, public bathrooms every few miles, and lots of trailheads with interpretive plaques explaining the landscape at almost every turn. We were so glad we explored this area.
  • Such a beautiful spot. But really guys if you could see the amount of trash you leave behind and what it actually does to this place you would be ashamed. Over the course of an entire summer I removed about 20 large trash bags of trash and about 15 heavy jugs of broken glass. It did not make much a difference. But I will continue to pick up, someone has to or we will lose these beautiful spots. Kids walk these trails and swim in this area. Let's be responsible and leave things better than we find them. Keep your Styrofoam at home, leave your glass at home, keep whatever trash you have with you until you get to a proper place to dispose of it. It's not very hard. Please don't be throwing beer bottles, cans, chip bags, glass bottles, Styrofoam products into the water or leaving them behind just because you don't want to carry it out. It does not go away. It's really making an unsafe environment for you and your kids.There is no one paid to clean up after you. I will post videos later of the amount of trash everyone leaves behind. Be prepared to be shocked.
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