Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area Trail

Trotter Bluff Small Wild Area was set aside by TVA to preserve the large limestone sinkholes that provide a unique environment for amphibians and wildflowers making this a great trail for nature lovers. Along the trail are artifacts discarded after building Douglas Dam as well as ancient chestnut stumps. Young bald eagles have been observed in the tailwaters below the dam.

Amenities: Parking, bathrooms, boat ramp, picnic tables, benches.

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Latitude: 35.957551 Longitude: -83.537505 Elevation: 1057 ft


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Trail Distance

1.2 mile loops

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 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 located on the Douglas Dam Reservation near the entrance to the headwater campground about 30 miles east of Knoxville, TN. Take I-40 to exit 407, then south on HWY 66.,-83.537505/@35.9573189,-83.5389362,17z

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