This 4,038-acre park, located on the Norris Reservoir, began in 1933 as the first Tennessee Valley Authority project. Miles of trails lead hikers through deeply forested valleys and ridges. Many other attractions await your finding at Norris Dam State Park.

Great intermediate trail with lots of shade, wide trails and not alot of roots, rocks nor washes. lake is at a distance a majority of the trail. between the loops (as shown on the map) there is a high water bypass and a closed trail- not on the map nor well marked returning. cabin 1-8 / 8-12 loop (north most) has a 150 yard climb if you go east (right) first. much more gradual west (left) first. parking is limited which I imagine limits traffic on this otherwise dandy Norris State Park Trail. Good job park people!

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1 month ago

Interesting trail around a beautiful lake

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nice trail. Most of the trail is well above the lake bank. Very pretty. Not too difficult but not super easy. Just right for 8yo+

Monday, April 18, 2016

another quick and easy one

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Very nice and easy trail with view of the lake below.

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Had a wonderful Saturday evening hike!

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Beautiful, peaceful trails

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Spiders! lots of spiders. I decided to try this for my first "moderate" trail and it was pretty difficult. It doesn't look like it's traveled much, as sometimes we were wondering if we were on the trail, and we were constantly swatting spider webs out of our way. Other than that it was a beautiful hike! We parked at the tennis courts and walked to the cabins where the trial starts behind cabin 8.

Saturday, September 19, 2015