Woodlands Trace

Designated a National Scenic Byway, Woodlands Trace is located within the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area.  A continuation of Tennessee 49, this 45-mile scenic drive runs the length of the Land Between the Lakes from near Dover at the south to Grand Rivers, Kentucky at the northern end.  At the southern entry, a seasonal Welcome Station provides information, maps and guides for the road and the entire recreation area.  Proceeding north, travelers pass historic sites such as the Great Western Iron Furnace, demonstration forests showcasing sound woodlands management, elk and bison ranges, and The Homeplace, a living history village.  The main visitor center for the Land Between the Lakes is located on the roadway at Golden Pond.

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Latitude: 36.506254 Longitude: -87.840506 Elevation: 371 ft
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Michelle Lacewell

Length of Byway or Route

45 miles

Driving Directions

Coming in from the west on Hwy 79, look for the Piggly Wiggly on the left. Hwy 49 is almost immediately on the left.

Coming in from the east from Clarksville, TN on HWY. 79, the turn off for Hwy. 49 is about 2 miles past Fort Donelson National Battlefield entrance.

Highlights and Key Points Along the Route

There are plenty of opportunities to pull off and explore on your own or at developed interpretive facilities. Outdoor recreation activities include camping, hiking, canoeing or kayaking riding ATVs, mountain biking  horseback riding, picnicking, discovering Civil War sites, and wildlife viewing.


For more information on points of interest along the route, visit https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/self-guided-activites/scenic-drives/.  

ADA Accessibility Notes

The interpretive centers are all ADA accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Enjoy your leashed pets along the Trace. There is plenty of room to stop the car and roam.

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