The River Bluff Trail is a 3.1 mile loop that parallels the Clinch River offering opportunities to spot some of the area’s wildlife. You are likely to encounter the work of Tennessee’s largest rodent, the beaver. Look for the gnawed stumps and Sycamore trees. One of the shore birds that are often seen along the Clinch River is the majestic Great Blue Heron. The fish hunter can be seen standing statuesque on one long slender leg along the shore of the river.
The River Bluff Trail offers one of the most diverse concentrations and finest displays of spring wildflowers in the region. Bold Yellow Trout Lily, Red and Yellow Trillium, subtle White Blood Root, Hepatica and many more carpet the forest floor the final weeks of March and the first weeks of April.
Join the Park Rangers on their annual wildflower hikes the last Saturday of March and the first Saturday of April at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Click here for a brochure.