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Hemlock Bluff

Length: 5.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: Other Federal
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Overlooks Norris Lake, access at Mill Creek off SR 61. (recertified in 1992)
State(s): Tennessee
Longitude: -83.9677
Latitude: 36.27004

Driving Directions

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Note: an NRT Ambassador reports that this trail has expanded and that the route has shifted since its entry into the NRT system in 1981. See the attached map for an updated route.

Named for the small grove of hemlocks found along the trail, it takes you down by the lake and then climbs to the ridge. Because the trail takes you through several different ecosystems, wildlife is abundant and plant species varied. If hiking in September, stop by the pawpaw patch but watch out for black bears, raccoons and gray foxes as they find its fruit a tasty treat. Getting to the Hemlock Bluff Small Wild Area Trail can be challenging; you have to hike approximately 1.5 miles on a trail shared with mountain bikers to get to the trailhead so keep your eyes open when rounding curves.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

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Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: Trail Map
Website: Tennessee Valley Authority

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Tennessee Valley Authority
Forestry Building
Norris, TN 37828



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