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Overlook Trail

Outdoor Adventures, Hiking Trail or Trailhead

Starting at the Watauga Dam Reservation overlook, this short loop trail offers fabulous views of the Cherokee National Forest and can link you to the Appalachian Trail that crosses Watauga Dam. A beautiful destination about 30 miles east of Johnson City, Tennessee.

TVA

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility available

A wide, gravel path leads you around the mountain providing fabulous views of the Cherokee National Forest, and Watauga Dam and its unique spillway. This half-mile loop trail joins the Appalachian Trail via a short connecting trail and allows hikers to cross over Watauga Dam.

Amenities: parking, restrooms, hiking

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

The trailhead is on the Watauga Dam Reservation at the overlook. Watauga Dam is about 30 miles east of Johnson City, Tenn. off of Hwy. 321.

https://www.google.com/maps?daddr=36.320029,-82.118723

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

0.5 mile loop

Vertical Gain or Loss

Easy

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