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Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
865 448-6134
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Ranked #14 of 15 Activities in Townsend
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
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Type: Biking Trails, Sports

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The trail is approx. 10 miles...you can travel it on either side of 321. You will see many folks using this trail and enjoying their walks and biking. At night, one side of the trail is well lit in a particular section. Great place if you are alone and want to get your exercise and be safe at the same... More 

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NE Georgia Mountains
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We like having a safe place to walk. The bike rental place was closed or we would have rented a bike. Wide path and parts are scenic. Could have used more markers and some places to sit, especially along the river.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were really excited about this walk but the first 2 places noted on the map had no specific signage so we aren't able to say we actually saw what we were supposed to. Very disappointing. The walking path is well maintained and easy to walk at least.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Several miles long, with lots of ups and downs; provides a good workout with the scenic mountains as a backdrop

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Knoxville, TN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a well organized and paved path for bikes. There are many places to stop and shop or eat. One negative point is the stores and restaurants do not have bike racks to lock-up your bikes which is not good thinking on their part since they are located on a nice bike path. We went off the path to... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The bike trail parallels the Lamar Alexander Parkway. It is about 10 miles out and back. I would rate as easy but has enough moderate hills to feel like you got an enjoyable workout. It is a very good way to see local sites of townsend. There is plenty of parking and would recommend for a nice family outing.

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Simpsonville, SC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We took our bikes to Townsend because we were going to ride Cades Cove. We discovered this trail just outside our motel room. We rode 8 miles of it and found it enjoyable and a great way to get to know Townsend.

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Townsend, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

This hike/bike trail was established in 2002 and runs parallel along both sides of the main road through town beginning at the one lane concrete bridge at the west end of Townsend all the way to the Texaco and almost to the GSMNP entrance on the east end of town. It is a 10 mile loop if you travel the... More 

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