John Turner Turnpike (JTT)

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Known only as JTT to most, a quick stop by the ranger station revealed that this trail is officially called John Turner Turnpike in honor of a former U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service employee who helped build it. While it does not offer views of the Tennessee River, there are amazing wetlands to view along the way. The near-constant canopy also offers shade and the perfect summer ride with your top down (and maybe doors off for the Jeepers). This is one of the few trails open year-round in  Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, so feel free to enjoy it anytime.

JTT is an easy two-way trail, but one short section stays wet all the time and may be a bit muddy and slick after significant rain. Remember to always stay on the trails. Rangers patrol this area and will ban you if caught off the trail in your vehicle.