Friday's MYSTERY getaway: Best hiking in Tennessee can be found here
Here’s your Friday getaway:
hike the walls of jericho
This trip is perfect for travelers:
who like exploring outdoors and hiking.
We’ve heard the reviews from hikers all over the state, and they’re saying that the scenery and views at the Walls of Jericho are some of the best hiking in Tennessee!
Scroll to the bottom of the article to find out how to turn this hiking day trip into a charming overnight stay!
The Walls of Jericho hike is a 8-mile long with a trailhead in Alabama and one in Tennessee.
Here’s what else you need to know:
The hike is rated level: HARD.
The Tennessee trailhead is less frequented and longer than the Alabama trailhead.
It can be muddy and slippery after it rains, so caution and good shoes is required.
The trail is dog-friendly.
There are primitive camping sites along the trail, although hammock camping is the best option since you have to carry your gear in.
The hike can take about 5 hours total.
Most common tip from other hikers is: bring a TON of water (at least 8 water bottles per person) or a water purifier. Bringing LOTS of snacks was also a common recommendation from hikers.
The trail is best in the spring before it gets too hot.
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Where to go: Walls of Jericho
Drive time: 2 hours 17 min
Grab a bite to eat afterwards!
Where: Winchester, TN
Drive time: 25 min
If you’re not too grimy from your hike and want to discover a local spot with rave reviews, try this historic home that was transformed into a restaurant. Winchester is a town located along the route as you head back home to Nashville.
219 Old Mill Road
Winchester, TN 37398
Still on the fence? Ask our Weekend Trips from Nashville group members if they’ve ever done this trail!
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