Bordering on the mighty Mississippi River, two-thirds of this 13,467-acre park are bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo. The park also contains two lakes and many miles of hiking trails. The Meeman Museum and Nature Center is named for Edward J. Meeman, courageous conservation editor of Scripps-Howard newspapers who helped establish this park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park maintains a boat ramp on the Mississippi River. Deer, turkey, beaver and some 200 species of birds are abundant.

Great trails! Best in Memphis!

I have been out here several times to run for big races. Today we took several kids ages from 4-14 and all did great. The new signage and blaze marks made it a fun hike with climbs.

Great hike. Several levels (1 mi, 3 mi, and 4 mi) of loops. Good for beginner - moderate hikers.

Beautiful forest views. Some steep hills which my 48 year old knees acutely felt. Red Trail was well marked. Took me close to 2 hours as I stepped carefully on the inclines and declines. Wear bug spray. bring water and snack for replenishing after the walk.

Glad I wore bug spray and long pants. Only did the Pioneer blue and white blaze section from the Nature Center. I went a little past the Pioneer shelter and was glad that I did as the path had some interesting change. Have to watch your footing as it can be muddy in some spots, and tree roots in others. Trail was hard to see sometimes because the leaves are starting to fall.

Saw a lot of snake holes. There are some hills, but was a little easier on my knees then the red Woodland Trail

Decent and enjoyable mostly in the fall and winter. Spring is nice too if you catch it early. Otherwise the mosquitos are the size of your hand and will carry you off.

hiking
10 months ago

Challenging trail in certain areas (hills). Also very muddy in certain areas...and those muddy areas contain a lot of mosquitos. Not well marked. On the plus, it has a lot of wildlife (snakes, squirrels, deer, turkey, etc.); and there are beautiful wildflowers to enjoy and photograph.