Ray Branch Shoreline Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Ray Branch Shoreline Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winchester, TN that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.2 miles 653 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

lake

views

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hiking, fishing was slow, but many trees to set up a hammock and just relax:)

hiking
2 months ago

I liked the views of the lake. Wished it didn't get dark on me. Would like a shortcut trail along the way, bc once you commit to the long trail, that's it. Great job marking all the trails with pink ribbon, yellow hiking and orange arrow signs.
Thank you Winchester, Tn.

7 months ago

Great hike with lots of trails to explore. We didn't find the swing bridge, but the scenery was great. We were always close to the lake. This wasn't hard, but I wouldn't recommend it for small children, or those who have difficulty walking. There are several hills, small pathways, twists, turns, and lots of rocks and roots. We'll be back often.

1 year ago

Lovely hike. Swinging bridge. Easy enough for all levels and lots of great lake views.

hiking
3 years ago

Trail is very clean and the view looping around the lake is wonderful. Highly recommend.

hiking
4 years ago

Swinging bridges are on Lost Creek Overlook Trail which is only 1.3 miles point to point and is not included in the 12 miles of the Ray Branch Trail.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail is not demanding but the lake views and swinging bridges make it very enjoyable for an early spring hike.

hiking
4 years ago

Relatively new trail through the woods overlooking the lake. Lots of flowering trees in spring.