Russell Field Trail is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
Did this trail late Oct.2016, a very nice hike. Horses expose roots and rocks so that makes it a little rough. We were still able to get water from the spring that 's below Russell Field shelter.. Went on AT south to Mollies Ridge shelter. The sign at Russel says 2.5 to Mollies but the sign at Mollies says 3.6 to Russell it did seem a long 2.5 . Nice shelter, great sun rise! about 15 miles round trip from Cades Cove C.G.
This was part of the end section of a reverse lollipop so I was coming down. Except for one steep section, maybe a mile, it is relatively flat. The trail is rocky in some areas (horse trail) but a very enjoyable hike overall. I had great views coming down the trail. Would definitely do thing one again just to hit the campsites or even the shelter.