Norris Dam State Park

Norris Dam 86-Mile Challenge

Starting January 1, 2022 Norris Dam State Park will launch the “Norris Dam 86-Mile Challenge.” The 86 comes for the 86th anniversary of Norris Dam. The program entails park visitors hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, or paddling on the trails and waterways at Norris Dam State Park, TVA Norris Dam trails, and Norris Watershed trails. A new element added this year is the option to earn miles by volunteering at Norris Dam State Park. Each volunteer hour completed will be the equivalent of 2-miles hiked. Monthly ranger-led healthy hikes and volunteer opportunities will be offered throughout the year. This program complements the Healthy Parks Healthy Person (HPHP) initiative. This will be a year-long challenge where participants will need to download this activity log to record their miles/volunteer hours throughout the year. Activity logs are also available in the park office.