Bledsoe Creek State Park is a 164-acre site located on the Bledsoe Creek embayment of the Old Hickory Reservoir near the old 1780s settlement of Cairo.
Not a very long trail but the views were beautiful. One super steep hill. Trail around the water was beautiful but it's a busy lake (I don't mind watching the boaters) My son fished and caught one on his second cast. All in all an enjoyable day, we will be back!
Several trails located in this area for those looking for easy to moderate. Great views and some other historical sites in the area. small campground in case you want to pair camping with hiking. Also has public boat ramp. I saw several kayaking. we enjoy going here a few times a year.
Hiked this with my daughter and a friend and his kids on January 1st as part of the TN State Parks 'First Day Hike'. It was a guided hike along with about 50 - 60 other folks. It was a crisp and cool day but beautiful day for a hike. The trail was pretty easy with some rolling hills. The shoreline part of the trail had beautiful photo opportunities. Enjoyed the trail and will likely come back for a weekend in warmer weather to take advantage of the campsites.
Don't expect to see a lot of blazes along the trail; I saw a small handful the entire loop. If you keep an eye out, the trail is clear, even with leaves everywhere. The park's HQ is right at the beginning, so you have access to a bathroom.
Don't expect NP-style busy, but I saw about ten others out hiking on a beautiful Sunday.
Great place to hike with kids! My boys and I have hiked these trails several times and they have always been well maintained. We've often seen deer and other wildlife while hiking in the park. The only downside is that the trails can be crowded when the weather is nice.
This is our go-to, local park! It is simply gorgeous! If you're looking for a scenic, nature-filled hike this is it!
I like to go a few hours before sunset and we always take the trail by the entrance around to the shoreline. Going at this time of day (or early morning), ensures you see the plethora of deer. They are so accustomed to hikers you can get pretty close! We've seen cows at the fence line up top, wild turkey, herons, cranes, turtles, fish, you name it!
It's crowded on nice days— lots of campers, day hikers, dog walkers, etc. We like to stop and dip our toes in the water and our lab does, too!
There are options for flat, easier hiking, or moderate and hilly. Even the moderate isn't too bad, and mostly shady.