Ray Branch Shoreline Trail

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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.

7.9 miles
685 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





1 month ago

I tried to do this trail today, but it is not currently in a well maintained state. After the fifth downed tree in under a mile, I decided it wasn’t worth it to try to bushwack my way through (especially since I didn’t have a good tool for that). Seemed like it could have been a good hike along the lake though.

2 months ago

We ran this trail in September 2015. It was a 90° day and almost kicked our butts. We decided it was time for revenge. Went back in May 2018. Had a blast. Great single track trail. Fun elevation changes. I'm sure we will go back.
Wear some kind of repellent. 5 ticks, mosquito bites, and poison ivy/oak.

Just a usual day in the woods. ✌

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Decent trail with lots of ups and downs.

Monday, October 10, 2016

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

Friday, September 30, 2016

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, 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.

Monday, May 25, 2015

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

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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

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.

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.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monday, October 27, 2014

Sunday, April 01, 2012