Nearly 20 miles of marked trails within the boundary of the state park provide great views of our Southern Appalachian Forest, and a direct access to the Appalachian Trail. Ranging from easy to strenuous, Rocky Fork trails offer the highest elevation overlook in any Tennessee State Park, opportunity to see ruffed grouse and bear, and discover numerous cascades and waterfalls
Ranger-led guided hikes through the forest are recommended and offered throughout the year. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots and comfortable outdoor clothing. Weather can change abruptly in the mountains, so be prepared.
As with any primitive recreation area, caution should be exercised when visiting the park. In the event that you see a bear in the backcountry, do not approach the bear or throw food to the bear. Keep your pets leashed, for the safety of your pet and for the safety of park wildlife. If hiking in the forest, it is recommended that hikers have familiarity with the area and experience with backcountry navigating and familiarity with GPS, compass and maps.
Park Trail Maps
Looking for a trail map? Click the link below to see a list of the maps available at this park. The page includes all the trail maps we have available, organized by park. We have free and paid options that provide you the details you need to have your next great adventure in Tennessee.