John Muir Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 20.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $2.00

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Location: Along Hiwassee River near Reliance, In Cherokee National Forest, along Hiawasee R gorge, NE of Archville on SR 315.
States: Tennessee
Counties: Polk
Latitude: 35.18939   Longitude: -84.49058

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Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 1,000
Elevation High Point: 2,000
Year Designated: 1979

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Steve Goldman
Cherokee National Forest
Ocoee/Hiwassee District
Benton , TN 37307
(423) 338-5201



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