TVA Trails

Take a hike! TVA has a trail for every hiker—as well as biker and horseback rider. Whether you’re on feet, wheels or hooves, find your trail here.

The trails marked in red allow hiking only; those in blue are open for hiking and biking; the one in yellow is for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

With our improved guide to TVA's 150+ miles of trails, finding the right destination for you has never been easier. Consult the map above, or the table below, which is sorted by state and reservoir. You'll find detailed trail descriptions, the inside line on difficulty levels, information about amenities, maps, distance, uses and any relevant notes that might affect or enhance your experience. Sixteen of TVA's trails wind through Small Wild Areas, nature preserves that offer stunning views and access to rich natural resources. Click here to find a trail that runs through one of TVA's Small Wild Areas.

Alabama

Trail Location Length/Difficulty    
Buck Island Trail Guntersville Lake 1.6 mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Cave Mountain Trail Guntersville Dam 1.5 mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Cooley Cemetery Trail Guntersville Dam 6 miles, one way / moderate Directions Trail Map
Honeycomb Trail Guntersville Dam 9.3 miles / moderate to difficult Directions Trail Map
Marbut Bend Trail Wheeler Lake 1.1 mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Muscle Shoals Reservation Trails Wilson Dam 17 miles total / easy to moderate Directions Trail Map

Georgia

Trail Location Length/Difficulty    
Nottely Dam Trail           Nottely Dam 2.5 mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Nottely Tailwater Trail Nottely Dam 1 mile / moderate Directions Trail Map

North Carolina

Trail Location Length/Difficulty    
Chatuge Dam Trail Chatuge Dam 1.5 miles, one way / easy Directions Trail Map

Tennessee

Trail Location Length/Difficulty    
Cherokee Cross Country Trail Cherokee Dam 4.47 mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Johnson Ridge Trail Cherokee Lake 1.7 mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Big Ridge Trail Chickamauga Lake 1.3 mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Dandridge Partnership Trail Douglas Lake 1.2 miles, out and back / easy Directions Trail Map
Trotter Bluff Trail Douglas Dam 1.2 mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Lady’s Bluff Trail Kentucky Lake 2.6 miles / moderate Directions Trail Map
Melton Hill Dam Trail Melton Hill Dam 0.75 miles / easy Directions Trail Map
Worthington Cemetery Trail Melton Hill Lake 0.75-mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Little Cedar Mountain Trail Nickajack Lake 3 mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Raccoon Mountain Trails Nickajack Lake 28.3 miles total / easy to difficult Directions Trail Map
Loyston Point Trails Norris Lake 17.7 miles / moderate Directions Trail Map
Hemlock Bluff Trail Norris Lake 2.5 miles / moderate Directions Trail Map
River Bluff Trail Norris Dam 3.2-mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Songbird Trail Norris Dam 2-mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
South Holston Tailwater Trails South Holston Dam 5.1 miles / easy Directions Trail Map
Beach Trail Tellico Dam 2 miles / easy Directions Trail Map
East Lakeshore Trail Tellico Lake 28.8 miles / easy Directions Trail Map
Hall Bend Trail Tellico Dam 5 mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Fooshee Trail Watts Bar Lake 3 miles / moderate Directions Trail Map
Forest City Trail Watts Bar Dam 0.3-mile loop / easy Directions Trail Map
Whites Creek Trail Watts Bar Lake 3 mile loop / moderate Directions Trail Map
Overlook Trail Watauga Dam 0.5 miles / easy Directions Trail Map