The East Lakeshore Trail system at Tellico Lake is considered to be one of the most beautiful and accessible hiking trails in East Tennessee. The trail, which provides a recreational and educational experience, has been recognized by the Department of the Interior as a National Recreation Trail.
The over 30-mile long trail consists of nine segments available for public use year round. Access to the trail is provided at five trailheads with vehicle parking for 15 to 20 vehicles in addition to three boat landings with easy access to the trail for boaters.
The trail is open at all times and consists of ten different trails – Canal Branch, Baker Hollow Trail, Davis Ferry Branch, Glendale Branch, Glendale Shortcut Trail, Coytee Loop Branch, Sinking Creek Branch, Lotterdale Branch, Jackson Bend Branch and Morganton Branch.