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Tennessee National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in Tennessee:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in Tennessee: There are 360.77 miles of NRTs in Tennessee and 35 trails!

Visit Tennessee's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country


Tennessee Bicycling and Mountain Biking


Tennessee Equestrian Trails



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Tennessee Greenways and Community Trails


Tennessee Hiking Trails


    Tennessee hiking trail maps, hike descriptions, and topographic maps at

    Cumberland Trail will be a 300-mile trail that begins at the TN-KY-VA state corner and terminates at Signal Point Park overlooking Chattanooga. 160 miles are currently complete:

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park: more than 70 trails, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, and elevation profiles:

    Smoky Mountains Hiking Club has an 81-year tradition of hiking, fellowship, volunteerism, and conservation:

    Volunteers in cooperation with Tennessee Valley Authority have built 15 miles of hiking trail along a portion of the east shoreline of Tellico Lake:

    Tennessee Trails Association lists events and local hiking contacts:

    American Volkssport Association sponsors year-round walking and hiking events in every state

Tennessee Long-Distance Trails


    Hiking trails along the Appalachian Trail (AT) in Tennessee at

    Appalachian Trail Conservancy provides resources and stewardship for the trail:

    Named for Benton MacKaye who inspired the creation of the Appalachian Trail, the planned 273-mile trail will extend from Springer Mountain, GA, through Cherokee National Forest in TN and Great Smoky Mountains N. P. in NC to rejoin the Appalachian Trail:

    Mississippi River Trail is a 10-state cycling route in the process of development; see information about Tennessee:

    For information on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi and Tennessee:

Tennessee Off-Highway Vehicle Trails


    Tennessee Off-Highway Vehicle Association is a coalition of OHV enthusiasts, organizations, businesses, and land owners working to create a statewide system of environmentally sustainable, motorized multi-use trails and areas:

    The state of Tennessee has formed a committee to plan for Off-Highway Vehicle recreational opportunities:

    Southern Four Wheel Drive Association provides land use information, events, contacts, education, and photos:

    OHV4TN advocates for a statewide system of OHV trails in Tennessee with funding for land acquisition, eco-friendly trail building, maintenance and operations, law enforcement and safety education:

    Windrock ATV Club of Oliver Springs, TN has information on riding areas:

Tennessee Rail Trails and Canal Trails


Tennessee Snow Trails


Tennessee Waterway and Boating Trails


    Tennessee whitewater kayaking and rafting, with maps and launch points at

    Pellissippi Blueway provides over 50 miles of flatwater paddling along the Pellissippi/Clinch River

    Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club is involved in day hikes, backpacking trips, paddling trips, and other outdoor activities to Club members and the general public:

    For canoeing and kayaking information, try the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association:


Tennessee Statewide Advocacy and Resources


Tennessee State Trails Program


Tennessee Outdoor Recreation




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