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Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail

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Address: 7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4028
Phone Number: +1 865-448-6134
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Ideal For Runners Looking To Log Some Miles

This paved path isn't fancy but it is a safe stretch for runners to log some miles while on vacation. With the roadways in these parts not ideal for running, my son and I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This paved path isn't fancy but it is a safe stretch for runners to log some miles while on vacation. With the roadways in these parts not ideal for running, my son and I appeciated having a trail like this to keep up with our training. Expect to tackle some mild hills on the trail. There's a little shade here... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice for bike riding, walking alright . Paved ,but a ways from the river. Lots better hiking in the smokies Not a wilderness area , but a nice riding area & really safe

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Westerville, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

My wife and I were staying in Townsend and we used the trail to take a walk on several occasions. Its a paved path and there are some small hills, but not difficult to take a walk after driving through the park all day. Our dog liked it too.

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Thank Thomas B
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

The path is a nice one through town where you get to see or visit the activities in town. I would recommend the path for middle school-aged children through adults. Several roads/driveways cross the path and a good part of it is inches away from 60-mph cars. You might not feel safe with your youngest ones teetering right next to... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

Great trail to ride in the morning or evening after you have had your dinner. It runs the full length of Townsend. It is a concrete path that is safe for your children.

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The trail is approx. 10 miles...you can travel it on either side of 321. You will see many folks using this trail and enjoying their walks and biking. At night, one side of the trail is well lit in a particular section. Great place if you are alone and want to get your exercise and be safe at the same... More 

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NE Georgia Mountains
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We like having a safe place to walk. The bike rental place was closed or we would have rented a bike. Wide path and parts are scenic. Could have used more markers and some places to sit, especially along the river.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

We were really excited about this walk but the first 2 places noted on the map had no specific signage so we aren't able to say we actually saw what we were supposed to. Very disappointing. The walking path is well maintained and easy to walk at least.

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1 Thank AltaiMom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

Several miles long, with lots of ups and downs; provides a good workout with the scenic mountains as a backdrop

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

This is a well organized and paved path for bikes. There are many places to stop and shop or eat. One negative point is the stores and restaurants do not have bike racks to lock-up your bikes which is not good thinking on their part since they are located on a nice bike path. We went off the path to... More 

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