The Chilhowee Recreation Area TRACK Trail, located in the Cherokee National Forest, combines two trails that loop around McKamy Lake and through old growth forest. Combine the 0.6 mile McKamy Lake Trail and the 0.4 mile Forest Walk Trail into a 1 mile discovery-packed adventure!
Along the trail, hikers will discover a variety of trees and animals native to Cherokee National Forest. After completing the activities in an assortment of self-guided brochures, hikers have the opportunity to swim at the beach or canoe around the lake. In addition to the TRACK Trail, there are over 25 miles of trails in the area plus many roadside overlooks highlighting the beautiful mountain scenery. However you decide to spend your day at Chilhowee Recreation Area, you are sure to have a fun and exciting day in nature.
Adventures for Chilhowee Recreation Area
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Hikin' to Find LichenDifficulty:
From Highway 64/411 intersection travel east 7 miles, turn onto Forest Road 77, drive 7.5 miles to campground/recreation area entrance sign and turn right.
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.