Canal Branch Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Canal Branch Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately 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
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

Great short hike (1.5 mi in, and 1.5 mi back plus walking out to the point)! A little along the water and through the trees. First part you will park and enter past the yellow gate, and walk through a lot of gravel until you get to the main tree area. The first fork you come to; the left continues the trail while the right will be a short walk out to the point to see the lake. As you finish up this trail it will connect you to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail and you will come to another fork. Left will take you to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail parking area and right will continue on to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail. The trail is very well marked so it’s easy to follow. This trail is one of 9 connecting trails that make up the 30 miles of the East Lakeshore Trails.

hiking
2 months ago

NEVER AGAIN! If you like having to pull ticks out of your body while hiking then this is the trail for you!

I brushed 3 ticks off of myself and found FIVE different kinds of ticks on my dog. My hiking partner had 2 on her and 6 on her dog.... we didn’t even do the whole trail. We hiked MAYBE 0.5mi because we gave up after continuously finding ticks crawling up our legs.

Getting there: go behind yellow gate, turn right to the water, there is a tin hiking sign and white blazes to follow.... if you dare.

2 months ago

If you’re comfortable walking under power lines for a good portion of the hike, then this is the hike for you. The parking area also was a high school party spot. When we got back to the car, multiple teenagers were hanging out partying drinking and smoking. Not a bad hike but not challenging by any means.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike! A little along the water and through the trees. First part you will park and enter past the yellow gate, and walk through a lot of gravel until you get to the main tree area. The first fork you come to; the left continues the trail while the right will be a short walk out to the point to see the lake. As you finish up this trail it will connect you to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail and you will come to another fork. Left will take you to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail parking area and right will continue on to the Baker Hollow Branch Trail. The trail is very well marked so it’s easy to follow. This trail is one of 9 connecting trails that make up the 30 miles of the East Lakeshore Trails.

hiking
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hiking
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