North-South Trail (Tennessee Section)

EASY 4 reviews

North-South Trail (Tennessee Section) is a 34.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Dover, TN that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

34.2 miles 3283 feet Loop

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running



The North/South trail is 58 miles long according to the LBL park maps. There is a map for the south section. I added the link to this section above and it is 27 miles in length. The north section is 31 miles long and I have added the URL for that map here: I do not see

5 months ago

Hiked it in June with 30 Boy Scouts. Heat index was 100+. Recommend hiking in early spring or late fall!!

1 year ago

This is a an excellent extended hike. It took us 6 days hiking from South Welcome to North Welcome. Some terrain is very difficult but others are very easy. The south portion is mostly in the woods and the north section takes you along the banks of Kentucky Lake. Not much to see for the most part but it's a great time in the woods.

There are five shelters that adds to the mileage. Typically each shelter is .5 to 1 mile off the main trail.

2 years ago

Nice trails and lakes. Stumbled upon a few soybean fields ;)

2 years ago

Awesome trail for backpacking. Loads to see and a lot of variety. The terrain isn't too difficult, but can get kind of muddy. Lots of wildlife too. A must if you are around the area.