Wilderness Trail is a 12 mile out and back trail located near Granville, TN and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Not marked , lots of horses that have caused the trail to be ankle deep mud everywhere. Trail is not maintained at all.
Hiked the Wilderness Trail today. The trail is not maintained at all and mostly used for horses. The hike is not for the faint of heart (or legs). The trek up and down the bluffs along the river can get quite intense at times. The views are amazing along the entire river however I feel that once the leaves are in full bloom those vistas will be gone. The wet portions of the trail are all torn up from the horses but easily avoided. The trail is mostly loose large rocks which really makes it hard to keep up your pace and not twist an ankle. I did see a beaver and lots of turkey which was cool. I was for sure the only person on the trail on a gorgeous 75 degree Tennessee spring day. So if you're looking to get away and not bump into weekend warriors this might be your spot. The trail is marked with the occasional horse sign, and you'll get turned around in a couple spots. The easiest way to stay on the trail is following the consistent line of faded, crushed beer cans. The amount of trash along this trail is disturbing. Would I recommend this trail, no. If you're in the area for some odd reason and looking to get some exercise and be outside, then sure. Also look at the map I posted. This is not an out and back, it does loop. However, the most exciting part is along the river. Enjoy.