Explore the most popular walking trails in Henry Horton State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

Very nice place.

This is one of my all time favorite hikes! We love the cedar glade opening and all the sinkholes!

great little trail!

This was a very easy trail, but there were a lot of tree roots to be aware of. I was able to easily carry my 3 month old in a sling. We did not start at the official trailhead, we picked up the trail in the campground, but it was still very well marked the whole way and from where we started, it took us about an hour and a half. We will defiantly be doing this trail again.

Good hike! We started half way on the trail a little down the road from the camping sites. It was a nice trail for our kids!

Great for a day hike, alone.

Quiet and peaceful hike, usually won't run into folks back there, which is nice.

Simple hike, perfect for bringing children.

certainly easy, but it is worth the hike.

did the outer loop and had a great hike. did pick up several seed ticks and hit every spider web lol but other than that it was a great hike. wish I saw some of the local wildlife besides the spiders but oh well maybe another time.

This is a flat trail along the Duck River comprised of an old road bed, double-track trail and a few sections of narrow over-grown walking trail. I'm rating this trail two stars for a couple of reasons. First off, there really isn't a lot to see because the weeds are over 6' tall on the uphill side of the trail. In addition, only about a mile of the trail is actually a loop - the remaining 3 miles are out and back. Lastly, several sections were really over-grown and an invitation for ticks. There are a lot better trails around.

Well, I planned to hike the Hickory Ridge Outer Trail but, along the way I discovered the River Trail. Not knowing where it lead, I took it.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This was a great little trail to hike in the rain today. It's marked at 1.5 miles, but my smart watch tracked me at having walked nearly 3.5 miles, so I'm not sure how that happened. The only downsides are the road noise and the ticks! On the plus side, I was the only one out there so it was an easy, flat hike. I'm an avid hiker, and I'd gauge this trail as easy because it's so flat. It's July, so there were a few wildflowers scattered around. And I saw an awesome turtle on the way out!

Great trail. My four and 11 year old did good on this trail. I felt like it was longer than 2.7 miles. We hiked both loops and it took us exactly 2 hours.

Peaceful and pretty, but we ended up removing 7 ticks between the 3 of us, and we stuck to the trail the entire time. Be careful and check yourself and your dogs routinely!

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Decent little trail. Super muddy when I went. I saw no one on the trail. More like 2.5 miles.

Very flat trail.

walking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Walked/hiked it this past Sunday morning. At 9am the trails were empty, had the woods to myself. Pay attention to hazards if you are wearing walking shoes you may get a poke through your sole. The Duck was flowing well, golfers could be heard yelling expletives on the course opposite Wilhoite/River trails. The Wetlands trail was mostly dry and newly cut but of little interest other than peeper frogs. It was disturbing seeing private property owner's deer stands just on the other side of the park property fence. Made me a little leery. All in all, a good time of day, lots of privacy, could imagine this being overrun by dogs, kids and trail bikes even though they are prohibited (bikes, I mean.) Dense forest--wasn't at all disturbed by traffic noise other than the occasional train.

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2017

Nice trail with some good wildflowers in spring.

Friday, February 03, 2017

nice. just to close to roads. other than that it's great. nice marks and very easy trail

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Nice trail, saw lots of deer.

trail running
Sunday, December 04, 2016

Fun trail. Runners, beware; Stumblestiltkin Trail is what I'd call it! HA! Pay attention to footing. Rock tips & protruding root structures litter certain portions, just pay attention. Hikers be sure to check out the limestone beds & rock crevices, sort of cave like structures. We ran this on 12/3/16 w chilly 47 degree temps w drizzle, still fun trek through the woods. Saw 4 deer twice on this loop, we circled them around after spooning them the 1st sighting. This trail reminded me of the 5 mile Hidden Springs loop at Cedars of Lebanon. Only complaint is sound of road traffic on occasion. Still, great trek through some dense forest.

walking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Great fall hike with family post-thanksgiving. Well maintained trail that's easy for all levels!

backpacking
Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Decent amount of miles for a little exercise if you combine the outer loop and the river trail , not much to see tho really .

hiking
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Pretty trail, a little busier than some others but not by much. Multiple options for trails. I took the first trail, the outer loop and then the river trail but never found my way closer to the water. There's a cool overlook spot with stairs leading up to a deck but unfortunately you can't see much of interest up there (at least in mid October, could be completely different earlier in the year). I'll be visiting again in the Spring for a fair trial. :)

hiking
Friday, October 21, 2016

Great trail. Well marked. Deep, rock sink holes were awesome! A must do if you are in the area. The staff at Henry Horton State Park were friendly and efficient.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

by the river and through the woods, this hike is mild yet beautiful. I always see deer.

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