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Loyston Point Trails

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead

Choose your distance and difficulty level on this system of trails just 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tennesse. The total trail system is 17.7 miles long, but it is sectioned into 5 smaller, connected trails making it suitable for leisurely walks or endurance bike rides.

Several Loyston Trails offer easy-difficult mountain biking opportunities – TVA

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA available

From beginner to intermediate-everyone can find a trail that suits their skill and endurance level for biking, running or hiking. Loyston Point Trails are TVA managed trails that are located on the Norris Lake in Andersonville, Tennessee.

Loyston Loop Trail- moderate 5.4 mile loop

The Loyston Loop is a great trail for beginner mountain bikers and families who want to bring their children. There are no steep grades, making it suitable for hikers too.

Mill Creek Loop Trail - moderate 7.3 mile loop

The Mill Creek Loop incorporates cutting edge design with lots of berms and rollers to challenge mountain bikers. Long pronounced downhills with gentle curves allow for faster speeds.

The Hemlock Bluff Trail- moderate, 2.5 mile, foot traffic only

Named for the small grove of hemlocks found along the trail, this trail takes you down by the lake and then climbs to the ridge top. 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 Point 19 trailhead shared with mountain bikers so keep your eyes open when rounding curves.

Point 19 Trail - Moderate 1.5 miles

Clinch Trail - Moderate 1 mile

Eco-Friendly Notes

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

How to Get There

Loyston Point Trails are about 30 miles north of Knoxville, Tennessee, off I-75. Take exit 122, right on Hwy. 61.,-83.9677

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

17.7 miles

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