East Tennessee

Scout Route
4/5 (1 reviews)

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East Tennessee is a seasonal hunting and winter road, only open 9/1-5/1. The road is just over 4 miles long and ends at the bottom of the Little Horse chair lift, part of Cooper Ski Resort. The official route ends in what seems like a random location at an open grass clearing in the forest, with no signage. Although a well-traveled road does continue up the hill, that road is not part of the Forest Service MVUM. The road is only one vehicle wide and is very narrow through sections of dense willow brush that threaten to scratch your paint and give you pinstriping. The road starts very smooth and well-maintained and gradually gets rougher and rockier the farther into the trail you go. You will need a high-clearance vehicle for this road, but a 2WD high-clearance vehicle is sufficient. Dispersed camping is allowed along the route, and a handful of sites can be found in the first 2 miles. Most of the sites are large and level, good for hunting groups.