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    Backbone Rock Recreation Area

    Highway 133, Cherokee National Forest, Shady Valley, TN
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 20 April 2016

    Wer made our way to Backbone Rock Recreation Area for a picnic. The area has several trails for hiking...they can be challenging because of the incline, but well worth it. The creek provides ample exploration opportunities and there are plenty of places to have said...More

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    Reviewed 3 June 2015

    Took our motorcycle group to Backbone Rock and it was very cool. Sits along the river and riding through the rock was really neat. Worth you effort to drive or ride up this way if you are along Hwy 421. Nice stop for anyone coming...More

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    Reviewed 10 May 2015

    Spent 3 nights at a tent site directly on South Holston Lake. The site was spacious and very close to the water. Mostly wooded campsite. The shower house was too far to walk from our campsite but there were bathrooms with flushing toilets and sinks...More

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    Reviewed 13 September 2011

    This is a rec area within the Cherokee National forest. It's beautiul, had a small river that runs by it, picnic tables and restrooms. There is a wonderful hiking trail up Backbone rock

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    • Location
    • United States >
    • Tennessee >
    • Shady Valley
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