Distance: 23.4 miles
Coordinates: 36.27056, -83.96711
From beginner to intermediate—everyone can find a trail that suits his or her skill and endurance level for biking, running or hiking. Loyston Point Trails are about 30 miles north of Knoxville off I-75. Take exit 122 to Hwy. 61.
Distance: 6.7 mile
New school trail design meets old school feel. While you will experience a level of bike optimized design, this trail offers some of that twisty tight singletrack and exposed rocks/roots from days gone by. Expect the climbs to be a bit steeper than Mill Creek but still very attainable.
Distance: 2.5 mile
Part of the original trail built by YCC labor in 1974. This is a truly rugged handbuilt trail that is very popular with users wanting to experience the Hemlock grove which is the trail’s namesake. This trail is not flow and is very steep in sections.
Distance: 5.4 mile
Beginner-friendly loop with moderate grades that is fun for everyone. Fast and flowy on a bike, but wide and gradual enough for a relaxed hike or trail run.
Distance: 7.3 mile
Bike-optimized with berms and rollers, but fun for hikers and runners as well. Expect longer climbs than Loyston Loop, but the longer downhills make it worth the effort. A true textbook flow trail with limited technical features.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Wide gravel trail that connects Hemlock Bluff to the system. This trail terminates at the point 19 navigation day board, which is a popular swimming hole after a long day on the trail.
With our guide to TVA's more than 180 miles of trails, finding the right destination has never been easier. Consult our trail map or list which is organized by state and reservoir. You'll find detailed trail descriptions and other information to help plan the perfect outdoor experience. Find your TVA trails.
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Most of the trails are overlaid on topographic (or topo) maps. Topo maps are an attempt to show real variations in elevation on a flat map. If you know how to read a topo map, the map itself can tell you a lot. Here are a few tips to help you out.
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