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.
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.
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.
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.
0.5 mile loop
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