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Find yourself in nature

The Tennessee Overhill includes the entire southern portion of the Cherokee National Forest, Hiwassee / Ocoee State Park, and TVA lakes – all offering hiking that ranges from family friendly and easy to challenging. Whether you choose to backpack into a Wilderness Area or casually walk alongside a scenic river trail, you will have ample opportunities to enjoy nature at your pace.

Hiking is allowed in the CNF on all trails even though some trails are “designated” for Mountain Bikes, Motorcycles, or Equestrian. Please be courteous, cooperate and abide by the “share the trail” rules.

For help planning your hike, contact us at 877-510-5765

Benton MacKaye Trail

The Benton MacKaye Trail winds nearly 300 miles through the Appalachian mountains. The trail runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to the Big Creek Campground on the northern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ocoee / Hiwassee Ranger District Trails

This selection of trails in the Ocoee and Hiwassee region are packed with beautiful views and wildlife. Explore what trails there are including hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails!

Tellico Ranger District Trails

This selection of trails in the Tellico region are packed with beautiful views and wildlife. Explore what trails there are including hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails!