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Lady's Bluff Small Wild Area and Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead, Wildlife Viewing Area

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility available

Lady’s Bluff Small Wild Area offers views of unique gnarled old cedars, limestone outcrops and sinkholes as well as spectacular views of the Tennessee River and the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge's Busseltown Unit on the opposite shore. If you are a wildflower hunter, this is a great place to be in the spring. You'll find shooting star, jack-in-the-pulpit, trout lily, wild ginger and more from mid-April through early May. By mid-October, the wildlife refuge becomes a landing strip for thousands of migrating ducks and geese making their annual visit, so be sure to bring your binoculars.

Lady's Bluff Trail is a TVA managed trail that is also a National Recreation Trail and is located near the Kentucky Lake. The trail follows along a gentle to moderately steep grade as it winds through the forest to an overlook. There are some opportunities to scramble up rock ledges and stone steps, and footbridges span two stream crossings.

Amenities include parking, hiking, backcountry camping, and hunting.

For more information, visit TVA's Trails webpage.

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 about 72 miles east of Jackson, TN on HWY 412. Once you cross the Tennessee River turn left onto HWY 438.

https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=35.688261,-88.012921

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

2.6 miles

Difficulty:

moderate