Council of Trees Trail

Red Clay, Tennessee

Elevation Gain639ft
Trailhead Elevation892ft
Elevation Min/Max833/1057ft
Elevation Start/End892/892ft

Council of Trees Trail

Council of Trees Trail is a hiking trail in Bradley County, Tennessee. It is within Red Clay. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 892 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 639 feet. This trail connects with the following: Blue Hole Trail.

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"This 2-mile combination trail begins on the paved, barrier-free Council House Trail and almost immediately meets the Council of Trees Trail and heads uphill into a wooded area for a more secluded hike. You will pass an interesting stone overlook, returning down the hill and over a boardwalk to connect back to the Council House Trail, which leads you through the area where the last Council of the Cherokee Nation met in 1835 before the Cherokee were forced to walk the Trail of Tears."

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This is an easy 1.7 mile trail located in Red Clay State Historic Park. It’s an easy and scenic hike with a moderate grade. Dogs are allowed on leashes. There is plenty of parking within the park. Note that special events are often held in the park on weekends, so it’s a good idea to check the website to see what else might be before heading out that way if you’re just looking for a quiet place to take in nature. The park has well-maintained restrooms that are near the trails.

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Trail Information

Red Clay
Nearby City
Red Clay
Red Clay State Historic Area, 1140 Red Clay Park Rd. SW, Cleveland, TN 37311; (423) 478-0339
Local Contacts
USGS quad 1120SW, McDonald
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