The heavily forested, 3,687-acre park lies on the southern shore of TVA's Norris Reservoir approximately 25 miles north of Knoxville. Visitors to the park will find a wealth of activities to meet any interest from guided nature tours to backcountry camping.

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12 days ago

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.

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8 months ago

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.

Very nice hike with several changes in scenery.

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11 months ago

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.

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Saturday, June 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.