Melton Lake Drive Greenway

Distance: 5.7 miles (one-way)
Elevation: 800' to 900' profile
Surface: paved
Maps: USGS Quadrangle: Clinton or trail map
Access: Located along Melton Lake Drive and Haw Ridge Park on the east edge of Oak Ridge,
see Google greenways map or iPhone google map
See trail map (8K) or color version, phase I (252K) or greenways map 2003

Description: The Melton Lake Greenway, a relatively flat (cumulative climb 260') greenway/bike path, is an ten foot wide asphalt trail that parallels Melton Hill Lake. The first 1.2 miles of the 3.4 mile project opened in December of 1997. Phase II (1.1 miles) was completed in June of 2001. Phase III (1.1 miles) was completed in August of 2001. It is shared by bikers, joggers, walkers, bladers, and Nordic skiers. (Bike, paddle board (SUP), and kayak rentals at the marina.) It was constructed with funds from the City of Oak Ridge and state of Tennessee and is one of many projects of Greenways Oak Ridge. In 2012, an additional 2.2 miles of 10' pavement was added (Phase IV), that extends the greenway to the west entrance of Haw Ridge Park, see Haw Ridge trails and greenway Google map.

The section along Haw Ridge Park (mile 4 to 5.7) will be closed for three weekends in the fall for deer hunts.

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Return to East Tennessee mountain bike rides or Greenways Oak Ridge.
Revised 4/14/12 by Tom Dunigan