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State Road 133 Cherokee National Forest, Shady Valley, TN
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triliumsummer wrote a review Oct 2020
farfaraway34 contributions4 helpful votes
A wonderful day!!! The leaves are changing in color and falling fast. I love chasing the leaves in attempt to catch them as they fall, makes me feel like a kid again. I wore tennis shoes which is NOT the right thing to do. The leaves are wet. U have to climb many stairs which are covered in the leaves. Hand rail available as u cross over the top of the rock. Be safe and take ur time if u come to visit. I don't recommend bringing any kids to cross the rock bit they can play around it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
Greg C wrote a review Jul 2020
Bristol, Tennessee382 contributions94 helpful votes
Neat formation that you can take a small hike to reach the top. The climb up and down can be a tad tricky but it is easy. Beautiful scenery but I would not make a special trip.
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Date of experience: July 2020
jqg97 wrote a review Apr 2020
St. Augustine, Florida105 contributions12 helpful votes
It doesn't take long to pull off on the parking area and get out to walk around, see the beautiful scenery, or even walk the steps to the top. (Which I had NO intention of doing!) I satisfied myself with the scenery!
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Date of experience: October 2019
jandk4everyoung wrote a review Jan 2020
21 contributions4 helpful votes
Get back to nature. Grab a picnic basket and a camera and good walking shoes, Plan to stay awhile.Great photo opp
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Date of experience: September 2019
Sabrina L wrote a review Apr 2019
Bluff City, Tennessee434 contributions44 helpful votes
I have been here many times and always love it! It's a fairly simple hike although having my son with me made me nervous. He's a bit of a daredevil and the walkways are narrow on top in places and have dropoffs. We also saw a snake curled up asleep on top of Backbone. This has a lot of stairs, so it might not be good for people with bad knees. Overall, it isn't a difficult hike and it has a lot of beautiful features. I love going here and would love to go back and picnic there by the water.
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Date of experience: April 2019