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Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail

7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4028
+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... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Chardon, Ohio, United States
Nice bike riding

Very nice for bike riding, walking alright . Paved ,but a ways from the river. Lots better hiking... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
via mobile
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-4028
+1 865-448-6134
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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...More

1  Thank Pops2Three
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

Thank williammR3095JI
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...More

Thank Thomas B
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...More

7  Thank Spencer J
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.

Thank travelerkent
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...More

2  Thank LovetheRockies01
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.

1  Thank CityGirl1971
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...More

1  Thank AltaiMom
Reviewed 4 June 2013

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

2  Thank rockytopgirl2
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...More

1  Thank EngineerViewPoint
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