Fort Henry Trails

EASY 5 reviews

Fort Henry Trails is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, TN that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

4.4 miles 387 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

1 month ago

Nice hike. However, nowhere is it explained that the fort is submerged under Kentucky Lake. Found this important fact out at the trail head. Would have been nice to know, helpful info.

1 year ago

Excellent trails great woodland views! Even met other hikers out on the trails which is something that I have not previously had occur.

Be sure to check out the maps as they will help keep you from getting lost!

2 years ago

It was just okay :/ The view was not as spectacular as the brochure boasted

4 years ago

Love this set of trails! There is something for any distance, any ability, and every day of the week! Pickett loop is a favorite for my 7 year old, 5 year old, and 2 year old (who spends about 1/2 the time in his backpack).

6 years ago

I love the Fort Henry Trail System!! It's got a mix of everything - nature walks, geographic interest, historical significance. The Land Between the Lakes area used to be inhabited but residents were forced off the land in the 1940s/50s by imminent domain. There is still evidence of the towns and townspeople, including structures, old roads, and family cemeteries. It's also historically significant in that Confederate troops marched through that area defending the South. There are many Confederate soldiers buried in the LBL cemeteries.
There are several trails within the Ft Henry system, enabling hikers and campers to taylor their experience to their ability and time. Shorter loops link longer trails together, so hikers can walk for minutes, hours, or days.