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Such a great trail, super easy. Pretty flat with tons of pretty scenery. My pups & I loved it!

Very easy hike with kids a doggos.

The trail is partially blocked by downed trees, and large sections are slightly difficult to discern. White blazes are frequent, so just pay attention to the trees when the path is uncertain. There were dozens of fresh cow patties along the trail after the third mile. We heard great horned owls at dusk and saw a few rabbits.

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3 months ago

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Great trail, perfect for trail running. Good clear path, lots of shade. Not huge variations in scenery but you can enjoy a dip in the river which is pretty much along most of the trail.

I’d say more moderate that easy. 9 miles

Nice trail with lots of elevation and nice views. Some overgrowth after the first 2 miles. Tons of poison ivy and poison oak so wear long pants/socks and stay on the trail. The trail is pretty narrow, only wide enough for one person in most areas.

Easy trail - mostly flat. Thick wooded area but runs right along the lake and a few places to stop and fish. Would be a nice, easy trail run.

Easy enough to be fun but still a workout and not crowded at all!

this was beautiful. so many wildflowers and a great workout

Took my 10 year old son on his first trail hike. I wasn't expecting lots of miles, and I believe he did amazing for his first trip!

i love this trail. I've been hiking it for a few years now. it's becoming more popular lately so if you don't want to run into people go on off times, like weekdays or early mornings on weekends. i take my dogs and they love it too.

Hiked this trail a few weeks ago. The trail itself is good and would be considered easy by most. Some nice views, some heavily wooded sections and some rolling hills. There are some homes nearby and I had an unpleasant encounter with loose dogs after coming off the trail near the Glendale Trailhead. It is a rural area and this could be a concern. I recommend being prepared for such an encounter. This trail section is listed as near Centersville, TN (a wide spot in the road) near Greenback in Loudon County. It is a section of the East Lakeshore Trail that runs along the eastern shore (imagine that) of the Little Tennessee River & Tellico Lake. The whole trail is about 29.5 miles long with trailheads at various points along the trail. The Southern terminus is north of Vonore just off US411 and the Northern terminus is located east of Lenoir City off of US321. Construction of the trail is a joint venture between WATeR and the TVA. A PDF map and more info is available at www.tellicowater.org.

Great trail. Some hills and valleys that make it difficult, but a great workout. At the end of the trail is a barbed wire fence and cows, and we turned around there.

hiking
1 month ago

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