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Norris Dam State Park

Near: KnoxvilleTN (Weather)
Number of
5 Total
25 Difficulty: Rigorous Trail
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Trail Description Scenic riding through the mountains of eastern Tennessee. Norris Dam is a TVA site that created a nice lake around which you ride. The terrain is hilly but not too steep as long as you stay on the marked horse trails. "Foot Traffic Only" signs are meant for people's feet, not horses. The people trails can be very narrow with overhangs and steep drop offs. Definitely not suited for even the most experienced horse and rider. The trails are fairly rocky so horses should be shod. Note that the park's website does not say anything about horse trails. But they're there!
Best Time to Visit Spring and fall
Times to Avoid
Campground The Miller Hollow Equestrian Center is not really a campground but there is sufficient level area next to the barn and arena for large as well as small rigs. They have a 75'x200' indoor arena and 32 boarding stalls. They also have a pasture in which you can turn out your horses...which we really appreciated after a long day in the trailer
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Dept of Environment and Conservation
Miller Hollow Equestrian Center
500 Miller Rd
Clinton, TN 37716
Directions The horse trail head is on US 441 about four miles from I-75 exit 122. When you exit I-75 go east about one mile and take US 441 north about 3 miles. A paved parking lot on your left, just past the grist mill (on you right), is for horse trailers. this is day use only. We stayed at Miller Hollow Equestrian Center, which is 2 miles from I-75 exit 122. Go west from the exit 1.7 miles and turn right on Miller Road. Go 0.7 miles on Miller and the Equestrian center is on your right (Map is for Equestrian Center).
This information was provided by gem on 1/30/2007 8:01:08 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

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