Byrd Lake, Cumberland Plateau, and Byrd Creek Trails

Crossville, Tennessee

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This pleasant, easy walk swings around Byrd Lake, passes over the park’s old stone dam, and follows Byrd Creek below the dam into a luxuriant forest of hemlock and rhododendron. This is the best route for viewing the dam, the largest steel-free masonry structure undertaken by the CCC.

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"This pleasant, easy walk swings around Byrd Lake, passes over the park’s old stone dam, and follows Byrd Creek below the dam into a luxuriant forest of hemlock and rhododendron. This is the best route for viewing the dam, the largest steel-free masonry structure undertaken by the CCC."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Crossville
Distance: 4
Elevation Gain: 60 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day Hike
Season: Best spring and fall
Local Contacts: Cumberland Mountain State Rustic Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Byrd Lake, Cumberland Plateau, and Byrd Creek Trails

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May 2018