Loyston Overlook Trail

  • Keep an eye peeled for the beautiful Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) when hiking along this trail.


Dogs Yes


Fall Foliage

0.6 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Loyston Overlook Trail is a very easy hike in Big Ridge State Park near Knoxville, Tennessee. This easy trail is great for those hiking with young kids. This trail is dog friendly, so long as your furry kids are on leash. The park says it is "the heavily forested, 3,687-acre park is located in the Appalachian Ridge and Valley range, characterized by narrow ridges flanked by fertile stream valleys. Big Ridge State Park’s topography is dominated by three of these ridge systems giving the area it's beautiful lake and scenery." There is camping available in Big Ridge State Park.

Red Tape

Entrance Free, Camping Fees
Contact: Big Ridge State Park 1015 Big Ridge Road Maynardville, TN 37807

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