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Hall Bend Small Wild Area and Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead

Just past Tellico Dam, 30 miles south of Knoxville, Tennessee, this trail and small wild area is a popular spot for water-loving hikers and their dogs.Follow the loop to the north to meander along the lake, or go south for a woodland stroll that leads to a bluff overlook with great views.

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA available

Hall Bend Small Wild Area (SWA) encompasses about 30 acres on Tellico Reservoir and is quite diverse in habitat. Within the SWA is a limestone bluff, a well-developed barrens plant community, and upland hardwood forest. Barrens plant species include little bluestem grass, orange coneflower, asters, and yucca with scattered eastern red cedar trees of considerable size.

Hall Bend trail is a five mile loop trail that is located near TVA's Tellico Dam. The open grassy area at the beginning of the hike and the many easy lake access points makes this a popular trail for hikers with dogs who like to play in the water. Take a snack if you plan on hiking to the top of the limestone bluff so you can take a break and enjoy the fabulous view – you might spot a bald eagle. A local Boy Scout troop labeled many of the tree species found here.

Amenities: parking and benches available.

For additional information, visit TVA's Trails page.

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.

How to Get There

This trail is just past Tellico Dam on HWY 444, around 30 miles south of Knoxville, TN. Take exit 81 off of I-75 turning left on to HWY 321, through Lenoir City and across Fort Loudoun Dam, turning onto HWY 444.,-84.26659

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet. TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices, including picking up after your pet.

Trail Distance

5 miles loop

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