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North Loop

Intermediate
 3.7 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A route featuring very nice trail with a few stream crossings. This one is highly recommend!


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Map Key

6.1

Miles

9.8

KM

Loop

895' 273 m

High

603' 184 m

Low

555' 169 m

Up

586' 179 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly If hiking the full loop is a bit much, feel free to cut the journey short. The lake offers boat and kayak rentals as an alternative activity.

Overview

This route through the park is nice and quiet. The way is very wooded with abundant wildlife. The terrain is mostly singletrack with some loose gravel/rock sections and other hard-packed dirt. Overall, this route is a very moderate outing with some nice inclines!

Need to Know

A few creek crossings might mean wet toes.

Description

From the Information Station located at the northern entrance to the park, the trailhead is cater-cornered. You'll begin on the Wildcat Trail that will eventually lead you to the MB trail and to the Creech Hollow Trail that I used to make this North Loop route.

As you continue to the south, you'll eventually reach the Overnight Trail, where you'll take a left to curve back to the north. There is one shelter about halfway through the loop that you would need to reserve at the information station if you'd like to stay overnight. There are a few stream crossings you'll encounter that aren't to tricky to maneuver.

Overall, this is a good moderately-used series of trails (I was only passed once by a trail runner) and for the most part, things are well maintained. The trails are decently marked for the most part with some spots lacking any signage. Dogs are also allowed in this park as long as they are on a leash. I will be going back!

Flora & Fauna

We saw some deer and the occasional squirrel.

Contacts

Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks

Shared By:

Mike Coleman

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 6 votes

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Photos

One of the stream crossings by the wildcat shelter.
Sep 28, 2016 near White B…, TN
Look close!!
Sep 28, 2016 near White B…, TN
A nice trail along a ridge.
Sep 28, 2016 near White B…, TN
Montgomery Bell North Loop
Jan 18, 2018 near White B…, TN
Alongside the lake.
Sep 28, 2016 near Burns, TN
Frozen Puddle next to Montgomery Bell Loop
Jan 18, 2018 near White B…, TN

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Nov 27, 2021
Larimar Gonzalez Lora
Jul 10, 2021
Bavitha Vinod
Jan 23, 2021
Brandy Bivens
Lots of stream crossings. Nice incline, pretty lake. 7mi — 3h 39m
Oct 13, 2018
Jamie McNabb
Aug 18, 2018
Aaron Evens
Fun trail! 6.1mi
May 14, 2017
Bethanee Burden
2 hours for north loop only