Oswald Dome Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Reliance, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
If you are looking for a good workout-this trail for you. Very long steady incline. 1 hour and 50 minute steady incline before a slight leveling out. Good views while no leaves on trees. No signs of wildlife.
This trail should be rated as difficult for the most of the way as you climb straight up the mountain. Good views in the fall and winter. The trail does narrow at certain points so be sure to have some hiking shoes with some aggressive lugs. I would also recommend taking a mid high hiking boot for ankle support. I would not recommend this trail for beginners or for family hikes. The trail head base is at a camp ground with benches, fire pits and restrooms. Also the trail was more like 8 miles on my GPS.
hard trail for beginners. Great views in the winter.
Well kept trail and a good workout on the climb. Not much to see at the top, just cell towers and road paving equipment.
Trail in good condition. Uphill 4.3 miles. Out and back distance 8.6 miles. Did see a rattlesnake on the trail.
Beautiful and Intense hike in 100 degree weather!