around or near Dale Hollow Lake
|Red Oak Ridge Trail
TRAIL MAP (click)
Latitude: N 36°32'12"
Longitude: W 85°27'6"
Located 8 miles north of Celina, Tennessee off highway
53, hosts 18 miles of beautiful and scenic trails developed for horseback
riding. Beginning on a wooded ridgetop, riders and hikers can descend to follow the
pristine Dale Hollow Shoreline. Seven loops provide for cutbacks to shorten or
lengthen the trail. Eagles Bluff Overlook provides for one of the most
spectacular vistas of Dale Hollow Lake. A corral, storm
shelter, and stalls are available. Free primitive camping permit required for
overnight stays. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited and coggins papers required.
Follow the signs toward Holly Creek Marina and Red Oak Ridge.
|Accordion Bluff Hiking
Length: 7.5 miles
A 7.5-mile stretch of scenic trail that connects
the Lillydale and Willow Grove Campgrounds, both located approximately
20 miles north of Livingston, Tennessee. This natural soil surface trail
winds along the shoreline of Dale Hollow, ascends to the ridge-top and
then returns back toward the shoreline. The area is thickly forested and
contains some old growth timber. Accordian Bluff is ideal for birders
and wildflower enthusiasts. Parking is available at each trailhead.
Trail Map (click)
NOTICE: Accordian Bluff Hiking Trail is
approximately 7.5 miles long one-way.
It is not a loop trail.
The trail is an easy to moderate hike for the majority of the distance.
However, there is a steep and difficult hike up to the ridge top. The
trail then meanders at a level pace before a steep descent back down
near the lake.
Allow approximately 6 to 7 hours for a quick pace hike of the trail. For
a more leisurely walk, allow 8 to 10 hours.
Please Pack out all trash.
The trial crosses onto private property. Please be respectful of these
areas and stay on the designated trail.
For more information contact the Resource
Manager's Office at (931) 243-3136, 7am until 4pm CST.
|Burgess Falls Trail
of TN Park Site)
Directions from Dale Hollow Lake
Burgess Falls is a 350-acre natural
area in Putnam and White Counties and is located approximately thirteen miles
southwest of Cookeville. It is managed by Tennessee State Parks. Burgess Falls
lies on the rugged dissected eastern edge of the Eastern Highland Rim resulting
in the occurrence of sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, waterfalls, and diverse forest
communities. It was named for Tom Burgess, an American Revolutionary War
veteran, who was deeded the land in 1793 by the U.S. Government as partial
payment for his services. For many decades the Burgess family provided settlers
with meal and cut lumber from their gristmill and lumber mill on Falling Water
River above the falls.
Burgess Falls is most noted for its
scenic value as Falling Water River drops nearly 250 feet over three waterfalls.
The last of these falls is the most spectacular and begins where the water comes
to the sharp edge of the riverbed and plunges more than 130 feet into the gorge.
Protruding rocks halfway down break the curtain of water and spread a mist
around the base of the falls. The bluffs rise on each side of the gorge framing
the falls in rough gray rock. A steep trail leads to the edge of the falls, and
a stairway leads into the gorge.
This short trail provides relatively easy access to one
of Tennessee's most picturesque falls, passing two progressively larger falls on
the Falling Water River, and culminating in a broad cascade into a wide natural
amphitheater at the trail's end.
This is a wonderful trail for everyone young and old. The trail is easy, and
short. The waterfall is very beautiful when full of water. There are actually
two smaller waterfalls on the way to Burgess Falls. At the end of the trail is
an observation deck above Burgess Falls as well as a short access trail to the
bottom of the falls. This trail is a good one to take small children on for a