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Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail
Great Smoky Mountains - Townsend Bicycle Trail
Great Smoky Mountains - Townsend Bicycle Trail
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Activity Type Biking, Hiking
Features Road biking, Scenic, Access to restaurants & shops
Recommended Age 9-12 yr, 13+ yr
Family Activity Cost* Free
Duration 1/4 - 1/2 day
  • 9.5 mile loop, 116 ft. climb, easy ride with small hills, paved.

  • Some part of the trail is close to the busy high way and riders should be alert.

  • The most scenic and safest route starts at the nearest the National Park entrance. You can park at the last parking lot. The first 3 miles of trail are less busy.

  • It runs parallel to Hwy US 321 and a part of the trails runs along the Little River. It's a historic Shadows of the Past trail and passes a collection of shops, restaurants and a visitor center.

  • You can stop and dine at local restaurants in town, but there may not be bike racks.

  • You can park at both ends of the trail. Bike rentals are available in Townsend.

  • Address is of the Townsend Visitor Center.

  • *Estimate based on a family of 4 with 5, 8 yr. old kids for the least expensive activity offered.

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    Website Link 7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
    Townsend, TN 37882
    35.6773973, -83.744966