Hiking The Norris Watershed

The 4th most popular hiking trail in Tennessee.

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Northwest of Knoxville, the 2,300 acre City of Norris watershed area has plenty of hiking trails open to mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders.

To reach the trailhead from US75, use Exit 122 East. Follow SR441 and park across from the Lenoir Museum. Follow Lower Clear Creek Road to access the trails.

Overall, Norris Watershed is the 4th most popular hiking trail of all 24 hikes in Tennessee. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Norris Watershed including Panther Creek State Park, Lone Mountain State Forest and Concord Park.

Norris Watershed Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Tennessee Tourism (800) GO2-TENN.

Recommended Book:  "50 Hikes in Tennessee" from Johnny Molloy

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

GPS:  36.2123, -84.0736

Date Published:  12/31/2015

Date Updated:  8/15/2016

ID:  13691

Norris Watershed Hiking Map


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