Lady's Bluff Small Wildlife Area and Trail

Lady’s Bluff Small Wild Area offers views of gnarled old cedars, limestone outcrops and sinkholes as well as spectacular views of the Tennessee River. Wildflowers such as shooting star, jack-in-the-pulpit and wild ginger bloom here in abundance in mid-to-late April and early May.  In mid-October, a wildlife refuge becomes a landing strip for thousands of migrating ducks and geese making their annual visit.

Lady's Bluff Trail is a TVA managed trail that is also a National Recreation Trail located near the Kentucky Lake. The trail follows along a gentle to moderately steep grade as it winds through the forest to an overlook; stone steps are provided in steep areas and footbridges span two stream crossings.  

Amenities include parking, hiking, camping, hunting.

For more information, visit TVA's Trails webpage.

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Latitude: 35.688271 Longitude: -88.013062 Elevation: 376 ft


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Trail Distance

2.6 miles

Eco-Friendly Notes

TVA is a partner of Leave No Trace and requests that visitors follow Leave No Trace practices.

ADA Accessibility Notes

No ADA accessibility available

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.

How to Get There

This trail is east of Jackson, TN on HWY 412 about 52 miles.  Once you cross the Tennessee River turn left onto HWY 438. OR This trail is east of Jackson, TN about 72 miles.  Take HWY 412 to HWY 438N,-88.012921


Great trail, just wish it was marked better.

John, 11/10/2017

Perfect hike for a little exercise rewarded with some great views. Trail is improved enough so not to be too difficult but probably would only want to walk it when the ground is relatively dry.

Gregg, 12/20/2018

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