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Norris Dam State Park Trails

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Norris Dam State Park provides trail systems in three separate areas and on both sides of Norris Lake. The park has fifteen trails. They range in length from .5 mile to 5 miles and vary in degrees of difficulty from easy to difficult. These trails traverse ridge tops, valleys, hollows, and the lakeshore. Mountain biking and equestrian use is available on designated trails. Mountain biking is allowed on 11 trails, covering approximately 22 miles. These are multi-use trails. Trail maps are available at the park office.

Ten miles of trail lie on the west side of the lake and the other 12 on the east side abutting and connecting to the Norris Watershed Trail System. Within the Park, the Andrew Ridge Trail System has 5.6 miles of wooded trails located near the campground and another 1.5 miles of trail off Village Green Drive. The Marine Railway Loop offers 4.3 miles of trail and lies 0.2 outside the park entrance on Hwy 441. The lake trails can be accessed by parking at the Visitor's Center east of the dam or from the Norris Watershed Trails.

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Trail Map

Multi-use Trails:
Andrew Ridge Trails consist of old roadbeds and wider singletrack with a minimum amount of elevation change. These are fairly easy to moderate in difficulty.
Marine Railway Loop is a figure eight with a north loop and a south loop. There is a steep climb from the maintenance building to the powerline on the south loop.
The Lake Trails are wide singletrack that follow the contour of the lake. There are several trail options for connecting to the Norris Watershed Trails, which climb from the shoreline to the hillier section of the Park.

Horseback: Norris Dam State Park shares a boundary with the City of Norris. Located jon the east side, the following trails are open for equestrian use: Camp Sam, Lake View Trail, Lakeside Loop, and Highpoint Trail.




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