East Lakeshore Sinking Creek Branch

Location: Greenback, Tenn.
Reservoir: Tellico
Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 4.5 miles
Coordinates: 35.69161, -84.23063

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parking
Sinking Creek Branch—anchored by Coytee Trailhead and Sinking Creek Trailhead—traverses younger forests of mixed pine and hardwood that established in fields that were abandoned in the early 1940s. About a half mile in from the Coytee trailhead there is a small natural beach. This section of trail also hosts the remains of a ’40s era abandoned pickup truck. This section of the trail has some challenging grades.

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