Little Tennessee River

A tributary of the Tennessee River, is approximately 135 miles long. The river rises in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northeast Georgia’s Rabun County. After flowing north through the mountains past Dillard into southwestern North Carolina, it is joined by the Cullasaja River at Franklin, then turns northwest, flowing through the Nantahala National Forest along the north side of the Nantahala Mountains. It crosses into eastern Tennessee and joins the Tennessee River at Lenoir City, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Knoxville.

The Little Tennessee River Greenway is one of more than a thousand such trails snaking their way across America turning old canals, abandoned rail beds and forgotten riverbanks into green recreational corridors.

The Greenway represents a voluntary local strategy to preserve scenic, natural, historic, cultural and recreational resources and promotes increased public access to the LittleTennessee River through the creation of riverside parks and trails.

Scroll through our site and discover what the Greenway has to offer, how you can participate, and other information on this beautiful area of  Western North Carolina