Trails & Trail Town

Trails & Trail Town

Rick Harris up on Bob Bald

Tellico Plains offers many hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails of varying levels of difficulty. There are paths for short hikes to picnic spots, trails to mountaintop "balds," day hikes along rivers, overnight backpacking trails, and backcountry trails for thru-hikers. Hiking guidebooks and maps are available at the Cherohala Skyway Visitors Center. For trail details & photos, visit the "Trails" page on our Desktop Website.

Tellico Plains is proud to be a TRAIL TOWN, as designated by the Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition (SEFTC) and the Benton MacKaye Trail Association (BMTA) in 2014.

What is a Trail Town? The SEFTC/BMTA Trail Town Program is designed to promote hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, and horseback riding in communities with 100+ miles of trails in their immediate vicinity. Tellico Plains is truly "The Little Town with the Big Back Yard" - the areas surrounding Tellico Plains and nearby Coker Creek are blessed with over 200 miles of hiking, backpacking, equestrian, mountain biking and motorized trail bike trails. There are about 180 miles of trails in the Tellico Ranger District of the US Forest Service, and the adjoining districts have several hundred more miles of trails.

horseback riding trails

For much more info and details about specific hikes, visit our Desktop Website.

Visit our Desktop website for detailed info