Hit the Trails


More than 80,000 acres of wilderness are waiting for you to explore in Anderson County TN. Whether you want to go for a leisurely hike or race through the trails on an ATV, we’ve got the right kind of trail for you. We have more than 400 miles of trails that run along river banks, climb into majestic mountains, and provide scenic spots for you to rest. Everyone from adventure junkies to wildlife observers will have a great time exploring the miles of trails in Anderson County TN.

Popular Trails in Anderson County TN

If you are looking for the perfect spot for an off-roading adventure, head to Windrock Park! Windrock Park is your premier off-road adventure destination. With 314 miles of trails open to all types of off-road vehicles, everyone from beginners to experts can have fun at Windrock Park. There is even Windrock Bike Park for those who love mountain biking! The bike park has 550 acres and 9 different trails, including a 2,150-foot drop.

If you’re looking for a more scenic stroll, Norris Dam State Park and the adjacent Norris Watershed is the place for you! This spot is situated both sides of Norris Dam and offers breathtaking views of Norris Lake.  There is over 50 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. There are even designated trails for horseback riding.

Take some time on your next visit to Anderson County to hit the trails and explore the natural beauty that surrounds you in the area, from lakes to mountains. Check out our chart below to see some of the most popular trails in Anderson County TN and see which one will be best for you to try while you are here!

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Windrock Park-72,000 acres/300 miles
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Anderson County Park-196 acres/6.1 miles
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Norris Dam State Park-4,000 acres/24 miles
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*Norris Watershed-2,300 acres/30 miles
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Songbird Trail-2 miles
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*Black Oak Ridge Conservation-3,073 acres/13.7 miles
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Haw Ridge-780 acres/28 miles
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Melton Hill Trails-5.7 miles
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North Ridge-10.3 miles
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*North Boundary-15 miles
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UT Arboretum-250 acres/3.5 miles
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Savage Gardens-30 acres
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*Please note that some of the before listed areas are closed in the Spring and Fall for hunting. Please check the schedule before entering specified areas.

Anderson County Park

Full RV hookups, open March 1st through November 30th, handicap accessible bath houses, children’s playground, boat launch exclusively for campers, ...

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Haw Ridge Park

Explore 28 miles of hiking, mountain bike riding, running and nordic skiing trails and five miles of shore line that offers access for canoeing. Haw...

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Norris Dam State Park

The park occupies more than 4,000 acres on the shores of Norris Lake and surrounds Norris Dam. There are six different trail systems that are located ...

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Norris Watershed

Experience spectacular views of Norris Lake and its surrounding hills and valleys as you hike, bike ride or horseback over 20 miles of woodland trails...

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North Boundary Trails

The North Boundary Trails, located in Oak Ridge on the Department of Energy Reservation, offer 15 miles of multi-use gravel/dirt roads. A variety of w...

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Savage Gardens

Visit this 30 acre garden of many rare and sensitive wildflowers. There are also many towering limestone rock formations to explore. Hours: Open M...

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