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548 Surprise Adventure
of the Year

Tennessee River

It is the end of the year and we just want to take a moment to thank everyone who read Metro to Mountain and cloudhiking and joined us through an adventure. Whether you shared with us through reading the sites or using a map and guide we hope that you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you. Thank you for your support and helping to spread the links of the sites to others.

For the final Journal of the year, we wanted to share our biggest adventure surprise of the year. In other words, a greenway, trail, or mountain that far exceeded it's expectations.

Compiling a list of adventures was hard enough, because each destination brought back memories of the trip, leaving us distracted.

The List (partial list)

Alum Cave, Mount LeConte

Rainbow Falls-Bullhead, Mount LeConte

Thunderhead from Cades Cove

Bear Peak, Boulder

Halletts Peak

Pikes Peak, Barr Trail, Barr Camp

Mount Evans from Chicago Lakes

Grays and Torreys Peaks (Torreys by Kelso Ridge)

Longs Peak

Charit Creek Loop Trail, Big South Fork

Honey Creek, Big South Fork

Short Springs, Tullahoma

Old Stone Fort, Manchester

Fall Creek Falls

Bells Bend

Richland Creek

Beaman Park

Warner Parks

Radnor Lake

The Music City Bikeway

Cumberland River Greenway from Ted Rhodes to the Dam and back

Tennessee Riverpark in Chattanooga

Shelby Farms, Memphis

And the winner is ...

The most surprising destination was the Tennessee Riverpark in Chattanooga.

We visited the Riverpark in the fall and were overwhelmed. On a Sunday morning we biked from downtown to the Dam and back. Every section of the pathway was good. We enjoyed the art, the design, and the route of the path. The linear park was clean and well kept. The path was well used and it is always fun to see other folks outside enjoying the outdoors.

If you have never visited the Tennessee Riverpark, plan on it for your next trip close to Chattanooga. It is that good.

Happy Riverpark trails


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