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Hiwassee River Adventure

Come and take a train ride through the lovely Hiwassee River gorge. The scenery is spectacular and the ride will make memories for a lifetime. You can enjoy a beautiful trip in comfort and safety and see spectacular sights unique to Tennessee Overhill.

Passengers seem to step back in time when they ride restored vintage trains alongside the Hiwassee Scenic River, into the Hiwassee River Gorge, and over the famous Hiwassee Rail Loop. The trains run from April-November with a choice of a half-day round trip from Etowah to the Hiwassee Rail Loop or a day-long excursion from Etowah to Copperhill, with a layover for lunch and shopping which is the Copperhill Special. These are exciting train rides that appeal to both nature lovers and rail buffs.

Twenty miles of the railroad corridor is listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to the historical significance of the rail line and the fact that the corridor has retained so much of the original “look” that it had when the line was built in 1890. Because nearly 30 miles of the line runs through the Cherokee National Forest and into the remote Hiwassee River Gorge, Hiwassee River Rail Adventure also attracts people who like viewing scenery and wildlife. More Hiwassee River Rail History

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Hiwassee Loop

Enjoy a 50-mile round trip up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 3-1/2 hour trip will take you to the top of the famous “Hiwassee Loop” where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain near Farner, Tennessee.

  • Snack items are available for sale on the train including soft drinks, coffee, water, chips, crackers, and candy bars.
  • Souvenirs are sold onboard including t-shirts, caps, and books.
  • Restrooms are located on each train car.
  • Trains consist of enclosed, climate-controlled coaches pulled by a diesel locomotive.
  • Coach seating is open, while limited first class tickets are available for reservation.
  • The L&N Depot & Museum is located at 727 Tennessee Ave SOUTH in Etowah, Tennessee 37331

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Scenic ByWays / Drives

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Copperhill Special

A day-long train excursion from Etowah, Tennessee to the historic copper mining town of Copperhill. Trains run alongside the Hiwassee River, into the river gorge, over the famous Hiwassee Rail Loop and on to Copperhill for a mid-day layover for dining and shopping. Choose standard coach seating or reserve a space in one of the luxury dome cars.

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Not only do we offer exciting and historical train rides, but we also have many historical sites and museums without walls. For more adventure, we have Whitewater Rafting that was part of the 1996 Olympics.

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Etowah Ticket Office 423-263-7840
General Trip Information 423-894-8028

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Motorcycle Adventure

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