Appalachian Trail: Tennessee State Route 91 to Watauga Dam

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Appalachian Trail: Tennessee State Route 91 to Watauga Dam is a 15.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Butler, Tennessee that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

15.1 miles 2880 feet Point to Point




9 months ago

Excellent section of AT with a lot of up and down along the ridge line

11 months ago

1 year ago

Attempted the trail from Butler. Directions to turn on Piercetown and continue on Wilderness dr. Well Wilderness dr is now Bear Ridge dr. and it is a gated community.

If anyone knows an alternate route to get to the Butler trailhead I would like to know.

3 years ago

My 10 year old son and I hiked this trail on Good Friday. This was his first point to point trail. It was a good, fairly easy trail. Good for a first point to point. The views were amazing.

5 years ago

My husband and I hiked this trail and it was amazing! It was fairly easy but did have a few elevation gains.

5 years ago

Went thru here as part of section hike. Gorgeous area, always loved Watauga Lake. Shook Branch recreation area is a nice stop, with rest rooms, chlorinated potable water, etc.
Lots of good camping areas on the AT on both sides of the Watauga Dam.

6 years ago

make sure you Zero day at watauga lake.. its awesome!