Paddling Tennessee  by Johnny Molloy

Paddling Tennessee Guide Book

by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)
Paddling Tennessee  by Johnny Molloy
Tennessee truly has something for every paddler, whether float trips down dark water trails of swamp rivers or kayaking excursions along whitewater streams. Paddling Tennessee describes the best and most accessible routes, thirty-eight classics in all, including Reelfoot Lake and the Hatchie River in the west; the Volunteer State’s contribution to great rivers of the world—the Duck; and the crown jewel of Southern Appalachian paddling destinations—the Hiwassee River. Carefully chosen to suit most beginning to intermediate paddlers, each route provides access to wilderness for city residents and visitors alike.

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Trails from the "Paddling Tennessee" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 37.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 37.

This paddle skirts the eastern edge of Reelfoot Lake, the iconic body of water that stands as one of Tennessees most notable physical features. Paddle down a slender cypress-lined waterway before open ...
Erin, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7
A trip down this federally protected waterway is one of the most scenic in the Southeast.
New River, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8
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This Duck River tributary is a first-rate swift creek paddle in a bucolic valley.
Centerville, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.3
The Buffalo River is perhaps the most celebrated canoeing river in the Volunteer State.
Flat Woods, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.7
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This is a classic tailwater paddle, beginning below Center Hill Dam. Here, the waters of the impounded Caney Fork River are released and continue their journey toward the Cumberland River.
Center Hill Lake, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.9
This long run offers great scenery as the river cuts its way through rugged scenic terrain that threatens to take your eye off the many angled shoals.
Clinch Mountain, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 16
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This river offers clearwater paddling at the base of the Cumberland Plateau.
McMinnville, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.3
Float on Tennessees other big river below Old Hickory Dam. The verdant scenery and lack of use will surprise.
Hendersonville, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.8
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The entire paddle is within the 37-mile section of the Duck that is a designated state scenic river.
Columbia, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.6
This paddle flows through public lands near Percy Priest Lake, providing a natural experience near Murfreesboro.
Walterhill, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.8
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This paddle shows off the beauty of the Elk, a mostly swift waterway traveling over scattered fun Class I shoals.
Columbia, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.8
This river run is the lowermost in the famed whitewater Obed/Emory watershed, part of the Obed Wild and Scenic River system.
Lancing, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 9.9
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You will be surprised at the beautiful nature of this paddle so close to Knoxville. Paddling potential is enhanced by the establishment of the French Broad River Blueway, a series of put-ins and takeo ...
Marbledale, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 15
This is the most user-friendly river paddle in this entire guidebookyou dont need a shuttle to do it!
Kingston Springs, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.5
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This pleasant float on the Harpeth State Scenic River utilizes accesses of the greater Harpeth River State Park, a multiparcel recreation destination for hikers and paddlers alike.
Kingston Springs, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6.4
This gorgeous and remote swamp river wanders through a wide bottomland offering wildlife viewing and a distinct paddling experience. The shuttle is easy too.
Whiteville, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 8.3
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This unchanneled swamp river is further protected as part of the Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Its a long trip, but a hasty current helps the scenic paddle.
Whiteville, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 12.9
The Hiwassee makes its way through a mountainous setting, with scenery and views that make it hard to keep your eyes on the frequent attention-demanding rapids.
Benton, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 5.9
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This easy water paddle heads down the upper mountain-bordered valley of the Holston River, below the town of Kingsport.
Church Hill, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 10.4
This segment of the Little River makes for a fun float. It offers cool clear aqua emanating from the Smokies in a mix of swift and slow segments.
Walland, TN - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 7.7
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