Big Ridge Loop

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Big Ridge Loop ist ein 5.3 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Rundweg in der Nähe von Maynardville, Tennessee. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt schöne Wildblumen und oftmals Wildtiere zu sehen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 5.3 miles Höhenunterschied: 764 feet Routentyp: Rundweg

angeleinte Hunde

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teilweise befestigt

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Nice wooded walk around Big Ridge Lake and over the Pinnacle Ridge This five mile loop starts with the Lake Trail. After approximately 0.,5 miles, the trail crosses the Big Ridge Lake Dam. Once across the dam, bear left onto the Dark Hollow West trail. Once on the Dark Hollow West Trail, several downed trees will be encountered. There is also a small creek crossing. After about 1.7 miles, take the Big Valley trail for approximately 0.7 miles. At the next trail intersection, take the Lake Trail which will once again cross the dam. Keep an eye out for wildlife and you won't be disappointed!

wandern
überflutet
23 days ago

Great little hike with the pup! Mostly flat with one intense uphill that will take you about 10 minutes up. I brought my hammock and there’s a perfect clearing at the second elevation peak near the middle of the hike. A lot of trees down, had to lift the pup over two. A lot of flooded areas too, but easy enough to navigate around. Beautiful hike overall!

wandern
abseits des Weges
schlammig
30 days ago

wandern
4 months ago

Fantastic trail. Diverse, moderately challenging, interesting historical markers...nice afternoon walk.

wandern
sturmholz
4 months ago

wandern
sturmholz
4 months ago

wandern
käfer
7 months ago

wandern
käfer
scrambling
steinig
überwachsen
7 months ago

wandern
käfer
sturmholz
überwachsen
8 months ago

wandern
8 months ago

Went around the leftmost part of the trail (after doing the rightmost side 2 days ago) and regretted 75% of that decision. For the first quarter of the hike it was peaceful and fun. It seemed very overgrown, lots of fallen trees, poison and other annoyances (ie, spiderwebs, spiderwebs, and spiderwebs). Did I mention spiderwebs? Not sure what happened, but all I can think is I took the path less traveled and I paid for it.

wandern
8 months ago

Easy to modern hiking. Wouldn't recommend for pets (personally) since there's the occassional overgrown brush, poison ivy/oak, but otherwise a fun trail. We did a small section and somehow took a trail that led us off the posted areas, but we managed to get back from the road. I'd come back since it's pretty close and hike the whole trail. Enjoy!

wandern
8 months ago

Nice lollipop loop featuring many remnants of old pre-park settlements (cemeteries, homestead sites, etc.). Also nice views of Big Ridge and Norris Lakes. Trails are marked with infrequent color-coded plastic shields, and all intersections are signed. Download a trail map from the park website or pick one up at the Visitor Center on your way in. A few downed trees and muddy areas but nothing serious. Overall, my favorite hike at the TVA-created state parks north of Knoxville.

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wandern
käfer
schlammig
überwachsen
8 months ago

wandern
schlammig
10 months ago

wandern
Mon Sep 17 2018

The trails could be marked better — the directions on this website actually don’t match up with the signs posted. We got turned around and ended up walking back along the road. Some parts of the trail went through very dark parts of the forest along a creek, which felt pretty magical. Take a stick for clearing out spider webs as you walk.

wandern
Sat Apr 21 2018

This is a nice not too difficult trail for a Saturday morning. Some up and down but not too much - just enough to make you feel like you’re on a real hike. Norris Lake is beautiful and much of the trail winds around the shore with pleasant views. Trails are well marked and well maintained, with only a few muddy patches (this may be different after a hard rain!) There’s a campsite about 1.5 miles in, and options for a longer or shorter hike . This was my first real walk of the season, and it was a good way to ease back into hiking.

wandern
Sun Jan 21 2018

Easy to moderate trail. Beautiful views of the lake! Park is very clean and well maintained.

wandern
Wed Oct 04 2017

Nice well kept trail. A lot of history with 3 old cemeteries you will come across. I hiked all the way out to the old trading post monument and back. Not alot of great views but great for a history lesson.

wandern
Tue Jan 31 2017

Great views and some difficult side trails. Miscalculated pace and sunset so hiked last hour in the dark. Saw deer and then a coyote by the little cemetery just after dusk. Great mix of ridge, bottomland, and lake hiking. Only disappointment was that east end of the trail terminates into a paved road that you have to walk for about a mile and a half back to the parking area. Overall highly recommended.

Sun Jan 01 2017

Very nice hike with several changes in scenery.

Mon Oct 24 2016

I loved this trail.It was easy enough for my kids and had a lot to look at like the bridge going over the lake,cemeteries,and mill replica.We also walked the Ghost House Loop during the day and then at night and loved it with the rich "ghostly" history.

wandern
Sat Jun 18 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes near Knoxville because of its close proximity, lack of traffic, and dog friendliness. The hike is fairly flat for most of the trip. You get to cross Big Ridge Dam, see a couple of old cemeteries, see an old grist mill replica, and hike through a valley along a creek and along Big Ridge Lake for much of the trip. There are many more trails at Big Ridge that allow you to vary the distance and sights in your hike as well.

wandern
Tue May 31 2016

This is a great trail and I have hiked this many times. it has a few steep climbs but isn't too difficult. Spring is a great time for finding wildflower viewing along the trail and there are several good spots to sit, relax and take in the beauty of Norris lake. If you love backpacking, then there is even a good campsite along the trail to make a quick and easy overnight adventure.

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