Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Oak Ridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Has gotten a lot better with addition of better signs marking trails in last couple years (as well as maps of trails). Very happy hiking around with small kids 2-7. Saw group of deer, turtles, and trees felled by beavers. Passed by less than a dozen bikers on a gorgeous 60 degree day in early February.

hiking
3 months ago

We did part of the park, starting out on the Melton Lake Greenway, connecting with Saddle, to middle, then took Lake road back to the beginning again. That part took us about 1 1/2 hours, with our small dog, but he loved it! I must say, the trails were marked VERY well, with maps in places even. Very impressed. We will go back and do a different portion next time. :)

hiking
4 months ago

If you are in the area, it is worth going out to see the variety of ducks that are usually present. There were at least two resident osprey nesting above the pond in 2018. The water is ugly and half the area is shut off because it is an old fly ash pile.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty good trail overall. Seen several deer while we were hiking too, which was pretty cool.

hiking
6 months ago

I only hiked paved part of trail so scenery didn't change much in the 2.5 miles I did. This section is well suited as a bike trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Always feel safe even when I am alone. This track leads to Ezra Park with woodsy trails and to Haw Ridge with more woodsy trails next to the lake. Beautiful in early morning.

Perfect for when I don't want to drive too far from home. I always see deer. If you do not like bugs or Spider webs save this for winter. offers many mini trails. just adorable.

hiking
10 months ago

Multiple options for hikers looking for a casual hike to the cardiac workout that comes with elevation climb. Trails are well marked and better yet there is a rope climb and a bell to ring at the top on the West Slope.

road biking
11 months ago

Started at the very end and went until we got to the boat ramp. Had 3 kids 12, 7, 4 with us but 4 yr old did most of the trail in the trailer bc there was a few steep hills to climb. it is close to the road on some of the trail but gets more scenic and quiet near the near the small marsh and down to the boat ramp. my gps read about 11 miles from beginning and back. theres a small park on the trail with nice picnic areas and also hiking along the route. not to many bathrooms so make sure to go at the park.

Lots of good trail options.

hiking
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Dog friendly, beautiful easy trails with views and water access. Would like to come back and kayak here.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

The section in the woods right off Melton hill lake is beautiful. Easy walking on a pretty, winding and paved path. Great for dogs on leash.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Easy walk, great for dogs on leash.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Well maintained and cool year round... too close to the road.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Good walk that’s close to home. Not too much to see.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sea ticks everywhere and no amount of bug repellent helps. You will be covered. I rode home in underwear after stripping my kids. I'm not sure if all the ticks are worth a decent hike.

hiking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Disappointing. The wooded part of this hike takes you on trails filled with empty beer cans and other assorted litter. The paved path is nice, and turns into a grassy trail. If you're at the park, it might be worth taking the walk. If you're not, don't go out of your way for this one. There's better options.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

These are great trails, but a lot of them are only for fairly experienced mountain bikers. (Hikers etc. can do any of them)These trails are extremely technical due to a lot of roots and rocks. There are also some small drops. The trails are a lot of fun and I highly recommend them.

Friday, June 30, 2017

great

Saturday, May 27, 2017

This is one of my favorite Greenways not to crowded with some up hill sections to get your heart pumping and good parking

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

First time we went there was a lot of litter. Second time it was much cleaner, but I still don't know if I would go swimming here.

walking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

We love to do this trail with our kids, easy paved walk with public bathrooms at the main parking lot by the rowing center. If you start at the last parking lot on Melton Lake Dr before you hit Edgemoor it has a nice walkway that goes out with lake on one side and marsh area on the other.

walking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

It's okay but the trail head needs to be marked better

walking
Friday, March 24, 2017

It is an okay walk, not really a trail, more like visiting a park. If you venture of to the left of the parking lot, you'll get on a short trail that is pretty.

off road driving
Saturday, March 11, 2017

why is this marked with off road driving?

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

My dog Xander and I hiked 8.9 miles. Beautiful & steep at times. We loved it!

off road driving
Friday, March 03, 2017

off road driving is not permitted at Haw Ridge...

road biking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Only up date is Trail is closed .4 miles past the Meiton Lake Park for work.

road biking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

This is a great Greenway all paved but some boardwalk along the river, Has access to Haw Ridge mountain bike trails and another Greenway about mid way.

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