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.

Beautiful forest, well-marked trail. Very peaceful, and the hills were enough to get my blood pumping.

Was not what I expected. For someone new, the actual trail was hard fo find. When we found it, it started off good. As we progressed, there was very little to no signage. It wasn't very clear on where to go. My wife and I walked different directions just to make sure we didn't miss anymore of the trail. Not really worth the drive.

its cool that the shed is at the end... and having the 1mile and 2 mile mark set up if you dont want to do the whole thing is nice... really marked trail

I walked this trail today with my 3 dogs and they had a blast. Very peaceful and wouldn’t expect it to be as full of nature as it is.

Had a great hike yesterday with the family. Did the full trail which ended up right at 4 miles. Trail has great markings and is well maintained.

First half (clockwise) is very hilly, second half is relatively flat. For the best workout do the first half then turn around and come back the same way. Doubling back creates the most challenging trail I've been able to find within a 30 mile drive.

Beautiful woodland hike. Hilly in areas. Trail well marked.

Good for dogs as long as it isn't summer time (bugs are bad). If you start on the left, you get the hardest part out of the way first. Coming out takes 1/2 the time as packing in. It is hilly in some spots but easy to do with a few breaks.

woodland trails moderate +, great workout and pretty. trails well markd

Sunday, August 13, 2017

This is my favorite trail near Memphis. it is a very dense beautiful forest and filled with wildlife. It's much Hillier than you would expect. The bugs can get pretty bad sometimes so make sure you prepare!

I did an out and back. Steep grades at the trailheads. Not as long as advertised but if measured by steps maybe. Trees down blocking path on north end. Had to bushwhack some to complete it. Poison ivy and mosquitos. Repellent and breakaway pants rids those problems.

Much more hilly than I thought it would be, which was great!

Well maintained and marked. Fun with dogs.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Great trails! Best in Memphis!

Monday, January 02, 2017

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.

Monday, December 26, 2016


Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

Monday, September 05, 2016

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.

Monday, September 05, 2016

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

Sunday, June 19, 2016

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.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

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.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Enjoyed this hike. We followed the red signs and it has plenty of short but somewhat steep hills.

Friday, October 16, 2015

This is a really nice, well marked trail. For West TN it's very hilly, and a little challenging. It was quiet and clean and I felt far away from the city.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

This is a nice trail. We have camped at this park many times to take advantage of semi urban location. The tail has many elevation changes and a is well maintained.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Had a blast walking The Woodland Trail, ran across two snakes and me and my boyfriend had the awesome opportunity to have 2+ horsefly's follow us the entire hike, which made us keep a steady pace or else they would land on us and bite us. We came back the very next day and rode on the bike path as well as explored the abandoned pool/lodges (ohhh ahhh) and the lake.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day hike. It had rained the day before, so there were downed limbs/trees. Tons of mosquitos. Very glad I brought the bug spray - you'll need to reapply half way through. The south part of the trail is the hilliest. It will test you. I'm glad I put it at the beginning of my hike. There is only one sharp incline at the tail end if you take the south part first. Oh, the welcome station has topo maps, but the trail is really well marked. Can't miss it.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Woodland Trail (red trail) is a terrific 3+ mile loop. The northern leg is much flatter than the southern leg. You can get a very scenic interval workout on the southern leg of the trail. Great for kids and adults.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

My girlfriend and I did the woodland trail both directions with backpacks on while we train for the PCT. There are a couple good hills and definitely worth the trip. It rained throughout the day which made the hills a little slippery. All-in-all a pretty good hike and pretty close to Memphis

Monday, November 03, 2014

I must say this was more than I bargained for. The scenery was absolutely beautiful. The trails were challenging and I had to rest, but I was so excited to see my car.

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