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Best trails in Dover

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Looking for a great trail near Dover, Tennessee? AllTrails has 22 great hiking trails, running trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Dunbar Cave State Park or Nathan Bedford Forest State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Barkley Wildlife Management Area or McGregor Park. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Dover ranging from 1.4 to 17.9 miles and from 377 to 669 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (22)
#1 - Fort Donelson Battlefield Loop Trail
Barkley Wildlife Management Area
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Fort Donelson Battlefield Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#2 - Bear Creek Loop
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 3 h
Bear Creek Loop is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best uShow more
#3 - Fort Henry Trails
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Fort Henry Trails is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, Show more
#4 - North-South Trail (Tennessee Section)
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 34 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is a an excellent extended hike. Some terrain is very difficult but some is very easy. The south portion is mostly in the woods and the north section takes you along the banks of Kentucky Lake. NShow more
#5 - Fort Henry Branch Trail
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
This is a nice route that combines several trails to make the loop. You can find parking at the trail head just northwest of the start showing on this map, the hike to the trail intersection is approxShow more
#6 - Confederate Earthworks Walk Trail
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Confederate Earthworks Walk Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dover, Tennessee and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is acShow more
#7 - Telegraph Loop
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
Telegraph Loop is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkShow more
#8 - North-South Trail: South Central Segment
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 17.9 mi • Est. 7 h 58 m
North-South Trail: South Central Segment is a 17.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail Show more
#9 - Piney Campground
Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 43 m
Piney Campground is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#10 - Miserable Point Access Trail
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
Miserable Point Access Trail is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Dover, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
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