Baker Hollow Branch Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Baker Hollow Branch Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lenoir City, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

Baker Hollow Branch Trail is 3.2 miles one way, but is generally used as an Out and Back trail making it 6.4 miles total plus 0.2 give or take, to account for walking out to multiple points along the route. You will begin this trail from the Mizell Trailhead parking area easily found on Google Maps. Your hike will begin with a quick descend to a fork. To the right/more straight will take you to the Canal Branch trail, while the left side you will continue on to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail. Around 0.4 miles from the trailhead you will come out to a point with a breathtaking view of Tellico Lake with some large rock formations. Around 0.7/0.8 miles from the trailhead you will also reach some great viewing points with "beach" areas for dogs to swim and play especially in the warmer months. This hike is 90% along the shores of the lake offering spectacular views, with a very small portion away from it within the trees. Once you arrive to the back of the Baker Hollow Branch Trail sign listing 3.2 miles ahead, you have reached the end of this trail and the beginning of the Davis Ferry Branch trail. If you wish to continue on instead of going back where you came from, the Davis Ferry Brach Trail begins straight ahead to the left with another trailhead marker and parking area there as well. This is one of 9 connecting trails that make up the 30 miles of the East Lakeshore Trails. The trail is very well marked so it is easy to follow.

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked the "Baker Hollow Branch" of the East Lakeshore Trail this morning. Neither the trailhead info board or any of the trail markers list it as such, only referring to the "Mizell Trailhead" or "Mizell Bluff Trailhead". The trail itself is good and the hike would be easy for most. The trailhead parking area is somewhat secluded by surrounding trees. There are a few homes near the trailhead and I heard some barking, but didn't encounter any loose or stray animals. Overall, I'd say it rates better than good.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail for all skill levels with gorgeous views of the lake the entire time! The best areas for resting and relaxing are on the points with beach areas, which there are many of. My two dogs went with me and had a great time. The water levels are very low right now, so I imagine when they come back to their normal levels in April the views will only get better.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail for all skill levels with gorgeous views of the lake the entire time! The best areas for resting and relaxing are on the points with beach areas, which there are many of. My two dogs went with me and had a great time. The water levels are very low right now, so I imagine when they come back to their normal levels in April the views will only get better.

hiking
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