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Johnson Ridge Trail

Location: Bean Station, Tenn.
Reservoir: Cherokee
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 1.7-mile loop
Coordinates: 36.287309, -83.275857

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parking

Not only is this trail fairly flat, all but about half a mile takes you along the stunning shoreline and various habitats including hardwoods, wetlands and pine-oak forests. The trail provides access to several rustic campsites and is favored by anglers that enjoy fishing from the shore. A number of scenic overlooks along the trail offer views of woods and rivers; look for wild turkeys and white-tailed deer. Johnson Ridge Trail is off Hwy. 25E about 6 miles north of Hwy. 11E in Morristown, Tenn.

Small Wild Area

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