Who doesn’t love being outdoors?
Besides cruising Center Hill Lake and wondering the state parks, there are also a ton of hiking trails. We have compiled a list of a few places around Center Hill Lake! Hikes are never boring, but they are better with a view.
Here are a few of favorite hiking trails at and around Center Hill Lake.
Burgess Falls State Park
4000 Burgess Falls Dr, Sparta, Tennessee
1.6 miles / waterfalls / bluff views
There are three state parks that border Center Hill Lake. One of those parks, Burgess Falls, features a huge waterfall and others throughout the park. There are also bluff views and paths that wind through the park.
8400 Old Cane Creek Rd, Baxter, TN
5.3 miles / waterfalls / cliff top view above river
This spot is located in Baxter, Tennessee. Strenuous and full of creek crossings – prepare to get your feet wet. The trail ends at 200′ high cliff tops.
Rock Island State Park
82 Beach Road Rock Island, TN
1.6 miles / waterfalls / swimming / old cotton mill
Another state park that borders the lake that is worth checking out. This park entails different hiking trails including: Twin Falls and Down River Trail, Blue Hole Trail, Eagle Trail, Collins River Nature Trail, Upstream Trail, Bluff Trail, Moonshine Trail, and a few others. Head to the park and there are signs directing you!
Rock Island is just another amazing place in this area that features waterfalls, hiking trails, amazing swimming areas and a nearby cafe. Add it to the list.
Edgar Evins State Park
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Road
Silver Point, TN 38582
varies in miles / waterfront / borders lake / lookout points and tower
The third state park that borders the lake! This park entails different hiking trails including: John C. Clayborn Trail (7.3 miles and difficult), Highland Rim Nature Trail, Millennium Trail Loop, Evins Ridge Nature Trail, and various areas to explore. Head to the park and spend the day exploring!
By the way, there is also a restaurant at the marina. Grab lunch or dinner there. (It’s seasonal so call ahead) Ya welcome! You’re gonna love it.
1410 Ragland Bottom Rd, Sparta, TN
1.1 miles / waterfront / borders lake
Center Hill Lake has a few designated swimming areas. One of those is Ragland Bottom near Sligo Marina.
Ye Ole Red Post Trail is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located at Center Hill Lake that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.