River Bluff Trail

EASY 51 reviews

River Bluff Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lake City, Tennessee that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
538 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

blowdown

rocky

The River Bluff Trail is located in the River Bluff TVA Small Wild Area on the west side of Norris Dam in Norris Dam State Park. The trail is approximately a 3.2 mile loop trail with an elevation gain/loss of about +/- 210 ft. Off Norris Ferry turn on to Dabney LN and make a left at the split.

14 days ago

Great variation but I only do it in winter months because of abundance poison ivy.

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23 days ago

Easy hiking trail with enough elevation to create interest. Thanksgiving Day trek with great views.

3 months ago

This trail is absolutely awful! I've done many trails but never have I encountered so many spider webs I turned around after half a mile. It was a shame because it has very pretty views it just wasn't worth running into spider webs every ten feet.

3 months ago

This is my favorite "short trail." The elevation gives you a decent workout without beating you to death

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5 months ago

The trail was very thin past the split, and there looked to be a good bit of poison ivy along the sides.

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5 months ago

Beautiful hike along the river. Well-marked and easy to follow. Disappointed that there was not a good area to get out and swim.

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5 months ago

Excellent trail! I actually like the top better than the part running adjacent to the river.

I will definitely do this again.

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6 months ago

Excellent for beginners

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8 months ago

great for trail running.. very little debris.

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8 months ago

All around good trail. A few small hills for your change in elevation pleasure and level strolls down by the river to balance out the cardio. It's a great setting for the cardio impact of your choice. Seriously

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8 months ago

Excellent hike beautiful scenery

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8 months ago

Took the Wildflower Walk on the lower portion of this loop and it was wonderful. The trail is not difficult and we saw many varieties of wildflowers and enjoyed scenic views of the Clinch River and Norris Dam. Will definitely be back.

11 months ago

Hiked the low side first. sets up a majority of the climbing right past the halfway mark. super winter views along and above the river. great quick hike.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A great evening or morning hike. it is grown up in places as of 06/27/16 but all and all a good little hike.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Perfect in early spring when the wildflowers blanket the forest floor. Can be a bit overgrown in late spring/early summer.

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Easy

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Saturday, May 07, 2016

Easy terrain
Pretty scenery

Monday, April 18, 2016

easy and nice views. done this one several times. nice, quick and easy trail!

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Had a wonderful hike on this trail. It had great views and provided plenty of exercise if that's what you want. It is a very narrow trail with embedded rocks in areas and some very steep drop-offs. Not for the faint of heart. No way could or would one want to take a stroller. I think the gentleman was referring to the Songbird Trail on the other side of the river. This is definitely not a greenway. One of the more challenging trails I have hiked. The wildflowers were fantastic.

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

I had a very nice hike on a very warm December day. The trail is in good shape, and not very difficult. There were good views of the river and the dam with all of the leaves off of the trees.

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