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UT Arboretum Walking Trails

There are several miles of trails for walking enjoyment at the UT Arboretum. The trails are part of the self-guided Arboretum Walking Trails System designated by trail markers. Interpretive signs describe points of interest along the way. The trails vary in length and difficulty as described under Trail Highlights. A click on the links above right will lead to a trail map, visitors hours, and other information about the Arboretum trail system. Happy Trails!

Trail Highlights

White Pine Trail and Marsh Area

Trail length: 0.25 mile
Round trip: 0.5 mile

Rock Pile Lead Trail

Trail length: 0.25 miles
From Visitors Center via White Pine Trail: 0.35 miles
Round Trip: 0.7 miles

Tulip Poplar Trail and Major Plant Collections

Tulip Poplar Trail (and Spur) length: 0.4 mile
Major Plant Collections length: 0.25 mile

Heath Cove Trail

Heath Cove Trail (Upper and Lower) length: 0.25 mile

Backwoods Trail

Trail length: 0.9 miles
From Visitors Center via N. Loop Road: 0.3 miles
Round Trip via S. Loop Road: 2.1 miles

Oak Hickory Trail

Oak Hickory Trail length: 0.5 miles
Round Trip from Visitors Center: 1.1 miles

Lost Chestnut Trail and Sinkhole Crest Spur

Lost Chestnut Trail length: 0.3 miles
From Visitors Center via Oak-Hickory Trail: 0.4 mile
Sinkhole Crest Spur length: 0.05 miles
Round Trip: .7 miles

Cemetery Ridge Trail

Trail length: 0.7 miles
From Visitors Center via S. Loop Road: 0.25 miles
Round Trip via S. Loop Road: 1.6 miles

Cross Roads Trail

Trail length: 0.2 miles
From Visitors Center via S. Loop Road: 0.65 miles
From Visitors Center via N. Loop Road: 0.7 miles
Round Trip via S. Loop Road: 1.55 miles

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