Up for a hike? You’re in luck, because TVA manages approximately 293,000 acres of public land, much of it undeveloped, rich with outdoor recreational possibilities…including dozens of hiking trails suited for a range of skill levels.
Over the next month, we’ll highlight some of those hidden pathways, where new surprises are around the next bend and you can get away from the stress of your daily commute…or your office mate who talks a little too loudly…or your yard that screams to be weeded, mulched, mowed and manicured.
First, let’s get interactive and start identifying your wilderness walkways. Visit www.tva.com/trails to get details about the various trails available on each TVA reservoir. There you can find trails that are simple loops, out-and-back excursion and even interconnected systems that give you the chance to identify the route that matches your time commitment, endurance and skill level. You'll also find trail maps and driving directions, and the latest information about trail closures. Or, you can go old-school and simply call (800) 882-5263 for TVA trail information.
Want an easy day hike with the little kids? In the mood for a more strenuous uphill climb that gets your heart pounding? We’ve got you covered.
But before you go, take a minute to put together a plan for a safe and rewarding hike—one that's good for you, and good for nature. And then go have the experience of a lifetime!
It’s always a good time for fun on the Tennessee Valley’s lands and waters. Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Check out some of the best recreational activities on our reservoirs. While you’re enjoying the lakes, trails, picnic areas and campgrounds, share your own stories and photos on Instagram using #TVAfun.
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• Stay on the trails
• Carry out pet waste
• Do not litter and follow Leave No Trace
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Travel on durable surfaces
- Dispose of waste properly
- Leave what you find
- Respect wildlife
- Be considerate of other visitors
• Do not remove, damage, alter or deface plants
or historical artifacts
• Do not enter caves
• Do not bike on muddy trails
• To prevent trail erosion, do not cut across
• No motorized vehicles on trails or in