Tharpe Road

Dover, Tennessee (Stewart County)

Last Updated: 10/20/2020
3 / 5 ( 1 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 4.51 miles
Highest Elevation: 564 feet
Duration: About 45 minutes
Shape of Trail: Straight Through
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Dover
Nearest Town w/ Services: Dover
Official Road Name: 221
Management Agency: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
District: Southern District


Highlight: Tharpe Road
Located near the border of Kentucky and Tennessee in the Land Between the Lakes Recreation area, Tharpe Road is a primary access road connecting Woodland Trace Road to the western shoreline and forest roads. The trail cuts across the forest passing by a few old cemeteries along the way. The trail isn’t challenging but can be a nice way to get away from the high-speed traffic on the main roads. Land Between the Lakes is a 40-mile long peninsula that offers hiking trails, horse trails, 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, mountain biking, 400+ miles of scenic roads, and 1400 campsites, including camping within Turkey Bay OHV park. If you’re one of the 1.5 million people who visit the LBL every year, make Tharpe Road a part of your day.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead is on the west side of Woodland Trace Road. There is a road and cemetery across the street.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Dover, Tennessee

Take US-79 S/Donelson Pkwy West for 2.8 miles. Turn right on Woodland Trace Road (TN-49W) and travel for 7.5 miles, the trailhead will be on the left across from the cemetery sign.



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JD Marshall

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Jen & JD moved to Colorado from Chicago in May of 2015 for work and brought with them a 2001 stock Jeep Wrangler that had been garage bound for two years. Within a month of arrival, all rusty 170,000 miles of it was shaking on Colorado trails and they've never stopped. As time as gone on, their 2001 TJ had to be traded and a 2015 Jeep JK has been added to the family. JD works as a Systems Engineer for a cable company and Jen runs a business from their home during the week to pay the bills. When the weekend hits, they're almost always hitting the trail. When Sunday night rolls around, the question turns to, 'so what's next week?!'.
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