Big Ridge State Park-Sharps Station Loop

Knoxville, Tennessee 37929

Big Ridge State Park-Sharps Station Loop

Big Ridge State Park-Sharps Station Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Tread the back reaches of Big Ridge State Park on this trek. Follow old settler roads on the Big Valley Trail, topping Pinnacle Ridge. Pass the Langley Cemetery before scaling Big Ridge.

From there, drop steeply to the shores of Norris Lake, where you visit a monument commemorating one of the first settlements west of the Appalachians. Your return route leads steeply up Big Ridge and past Indian Rock, with a winter view. Cruise a high bluff before backtracking to the trailhead."

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Trail Information

Knoxville
Nearby City
6.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
1,060 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,450 feet
Top Elevation
Views
Features
Big Ridge State Park
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Dec 2018