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Blackwell Swamp Loop

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Trail

7.8 mile 12.6 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 75' 23 m
Descent: -74' -23 m
High: 589' 179 m
Low: 560' 171 m

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Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Luke Brisk

Easy, wide-open trail with views of the Tennessee River and Blackwell Swamp.

Luke Brisk

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Just be aware of hunting season.

Overview

This is an easy loop that's similar to but shorter than the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge: Buckeye/Goose Pond hike.

Description

From the gravel parking lot on Jolley B Road, head south, cross over one gate and keep heading toward the Tennessee River. Before you reach the River, take Blackwell Swamp Road to the left and cross another gate.

This is an easy doubletrack trail that runs around Blackwell Swamp. It is a perfect for the novice trail hiker because it is flat and not connected to any other trails, so you won't get lost. Also, because it's an old road with minimal rocks or roots, no technical skills are required.

It heads east giving your a nice view of the Tennessee River for the first mile. After that, make your way north while the trail periodically zigs west before zagging north for the next 3.5 miles where you zig one last time before heading south towards Jolley B Road. Here the trail gradually heads downward so you can finish this section strong.

From here, continue down Jolley B Road until you reach the point at which you began this hike.

Simple, easy, flat, and fast.

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Jun 29, 2018
Mike Tankersley
biked 7.2mi
Feb 26, 2017
Erik Ryan
52 degrees
Oct 11, 2015
Darcy Casas

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