Ray Branch Shoreline Trail

EASY 16 reviews
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Ray Branch Shoreline Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Winchester, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
7.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wildlife

camping
5 months ago

great trail with a back country camp site about 6 miles in.

5 months ago

Decent trail with lots of ups and downs.

6 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hiking, fishing was slow, but many trees to set up a hammock and just relax:)

hiking
11 months ago

I liked the views of the lake. Wished it didn't get dark on me. Would like a shortcut trail along the way, bc once you commit to the long trail, that's it. Great job marking all the trails with pink ribbon, yellow hiking and orange arrow signs.
Thank you Winchester, Tn.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Great hike with lots of trails to explore. We didn't find the swing bridge, but the scenery was great. We were always close to the lake. This wasn't hard, but I wouldn't recommend it for small children, or those who have difficulty walking. There are several hills, small pathways, twists, turns, and lots of rocks and roots. We'll be back often.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lovely hike. Swinging bridge. Easy enough for all levels and lots of great lake views.

hiking
Monday, October 27, 2014

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Trail is very clean and the view looping around the lake is wonderful. Highly recommend.

hiking
Sunday, November 11, 2012

Swinging bridges are on Lost Creek Overlook Trail which is only 1.3 miles point to point and is not included in the 12 miles of the Ray Branch Trail.

hiking
Saturday, October 20, 2012

This trail is not demanding but the lake views and swinging bridges make it very enjoyable for an early spring hike.

walking
Sunday, April 01, 2012

hiking
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Relatively new trail through the woods overlooking the lake. Lots of flowering trees in spring.