Worthington Cemetery Trail

This TVA area is special because of the unusual cedar barren habitat which is more common in middle Tennessee. A cedar barren is an open area surrounded by plants that prefer thin, shallow soils around limestone outcroppings like eastern red cedar, blazing star, prairie dock and big bluestem. Other features of this trail include an old cemetery (1800’s), a pond, and a recently built pier that extends out into a wetland, offering an excellent opportunity to see some of the 125 bird species that have been observed here. An easy trail for young ones to navigate but be prepared to get muddy as trail holds water.

Amenities: parking, hiking.

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Latitude: 36.04781 Longitude: -84.207069 Elevation: 836 ft


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Trail Distance

0.75 mile loop

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 Oak Ridge, TN on HWY 95 at Elza Gate Park.


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