Big Ridge Loop

MODERATE 44 reviews
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Big Ridge Loop is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Maynardville, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
764 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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!

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28 days ago

geocaching
2 months 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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10 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.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Very nice hike with several changes in scenery.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Monday, October 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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sunday, October 02, 2016