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Cherokee National Forest

Townsend, TN
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Forests, National Parks
Activities: Hiking
Description: Breathtakingly beautiful mountainous forest: great for hiking.
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Hammock near a river
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Cherokee Forest offers many trails for hiking and riding bikes. Rivers abound including the Ocoee River where novices can enjoy commercial rafting trips with one of many companies. The Whitewater Center is sure to entertain Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor day as rafts challenge the Olympic course and occasionally fail the test. Great fun watching raft guides... More

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California, Kentucky
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We rode our Harley's down into Cherokee and loved it!! Stopped in the Medicine Man crafts and bought local Cherokee 100% Authentic gifts. The only place I shop while I'm there.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to venture into the National forest. The views are tremendous and will be a regular part of my visits to Gatlinburg.

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Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We drove through the park in the late afternoon on our way to Sevierville. Nice cut through there to Sevierville using Wear Valley Road. Lots of scenery with the mountains and the river. It appeared that Townsend had added more stores and hotel accommadations.

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Hamler, OH
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142 reviews 142 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you love the wilderness you will love it here - and be sure to visit the Townsquare Cafe and Bakery. 16 years of great food.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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108 reviews 108 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I've hunted and camped Cherokee for years - if you want to get in the wilderness and enjoy nature, this is your place. The woods in the fall are majestic; the green in the spring is magical. The fishing in the Citico River is some of the best in Tennessee or North Carolina, and it is easy to just get... More

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Sweetwater, Tn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you love the outdoors, you have to visit Cherokee National Forest. Forest ranges from southeast Tennessee to northeast Tennessee with many hiking trails, water falls and is also home to part of the AT. Check out Monroe County and Tellico Plains for many trails and the Cherola Skyway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Love going on trails, so close to GOD when in you are in touch with nature. Going back next year with our set of twin nices who love to explore.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Drove to Clingmans Dome. The ride was great and stopped at the Tennessee.North Carolina line for pictures.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

It's a national forest; how can you rate it poor?!?!? or even rate it at all? Mother Nature's in control. Roads are maintained.

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