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The Eureka Trail begins in the southeast Tennessee city of Athens, about midway between Chattanooga and Knoxville (about an hour's drive from either). Gardens, benches, and other amenities can be found nearby in Prof Powers Park, named for a longtime Athens resident and elementary school principal.
Following a former railroad bed, the gravel trail winds nearly 5 miles southeast through woodlands, rural landscapes, and the community of Mashburn before ending at the outskirts of Englewood. The trail's name comes from the Eureka Hosiery Mill, which was located near the future site of the Englewood trailhead; eventually, the trail will stretch another mile and a half into downtown Englewood.
Parking is available at the western trailhead at 1300 East Madison Avenue (Highway 307) in Athens, about a mile north of Prof Powers Park directly across from Fairview Road.
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