Melton Hill Trails

EASY 20 reviews

Melton Hill Trails is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oak Ridge, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
134 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

In addition to the greenway trail at Melton Hill Park, there are several miles of natural surface trails that make a series of loops around the park. The mowed meadow trail begins north of the swimming beach, paralleling the greenway trail. On your way around, there will be a spur trail to connect to the adjacent loop which heads over to the eastern boat dock, weaving through the meadows in that section. This is a perfect habitat for a variety of birds for those that enjoy birdwatching. From the southern-most parking area past the playground and volleyball court, there is a trail that leads into the forest. This woodsy path skirts along the shoreline, offering several spurs over to the rocky bank of the Clinch River. This trail loops through the woods and offers several return options.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Disappointing. The wooded part of this hike takes you on trails filled with empty beer cans and other assorted litter. The paved path is nice, and turns into a grassy trail. If you're at the park, it might be worth taking the walk. If you're not, don't go out of your way for this one. There's better options.

walking
3 months ago

5 months ago

First time we went there was a lot of litter. Second time it was much cleaner, but I still don't know if I would go swimming here.

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

It's okay but the trail head needs to be marked better

walking
6 months ago

It is an okay walk, not really a trail, more like visiting a park. If you venture of to the left of the parking lot, you'll get on a short trail that is pretty.

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Very quiet and underutilized. Enjoyed the park and the dogs loved the water!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

A nice walk - crowded on weekends

Thursday, June 02, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Such a beautiful Park!

road biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nice easy trail, great view.

Monday, July 06, 2015

hiking
Thursday, April 02, 2015

Good short hike. Lots of birds to watch.

Sunday, January 25, 2015