Explore the best lake trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
10 hours ago

Not a real long hike, but very beautiful views when you get to the end of it.

It was a great hike with beautiful views. The day I hiked it it had rained a lot that week and the night before which made for full, beautiful falls. However, the the lake was nearly completely empty which made for a disappointing experience at the top, only because I was anticipating a nice swim to cool off. Still an awesome hike!

I did an out and back. Steep grades at the trailheads. Not as long as advertised but if measured by steps maybe. Trees down blocking path on north end. Had to bushwhack some to complete it. Poison ivy and mosquitos. Repellent and breakaway pants rids those problems.

An excellent all-around hike. Great terrain variety, almost everything you can imagine on one hike except waterfalls. (The midpoint of the Merritt Ridge loop drops you to a surprisingly remote spot on the lake.)

hiking
2 days ago

I love walking on the different sections of the Greenbelt. So many neat places along the way. Great place to walk, run, or bike, and see lots of nature.

3 days ago

Short trail that is easy to complete. Good trail if you want to get out, but only have a small amount of time. Nice views of the lake from Bald Knob.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice outing.... on the easy side of moderate.... all thru the woods, lots of lake views ... bring insect repellant in the Summer

walking
4 days ago