G7 – New River

Total Miles
4.2

Elevation

988.96 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

spring, summer, fall, winter

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Trail Overview

Per the park's naming guidelines, trails that start with a "G" are primarily gravel. This heavily traveled path has very little gravel and now is mostly washed out rock and dirt. This trail is known to have a few of the local elk herd cross the trail in front of drivers to their grazing grounds. Tread lightly to not disturb them or the local trails that connect to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). These trails can be marked with a sign stating that you are leaving Wind Rock Park or entering TWRA. TWRA does require a permit and can be obtained online before crossing into any TWRA territory (High Impact Habitat Conservation Permits).

Difficulty

Intermediate

History

Trail G7 exudes evidence from the park's previous and current history of being owned by a coal mining company, and now primarily a natural gas venue with substations and lines all over the parks property.

Technical Rating

4

Access Description

From G2, the first trail on the right, closest to the Windmill access.