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With the many acres of scenic woodlands, the park includes four lakes, a swimming beach, a 47 room resort inn and restaurant complex, cabins, group lodge, camping areas, picnicking sites, playgrounds, a ball field, a regulation pistol firing range, picturesque hiking trails, a wrangler camp, 250 miles of horse riding trails, a park store, and archery range. Located at I-40, exit 116, this area is composed of a State Park, State Forest and a WMA with a total of 48,000 acres. The Tennessee Division of State Parks, Tennessee Division of Forestry and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency share administration of this area.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 month ago

For a beginner like me, this trail was awesome. Tree covered, lake access and beautiful wooded areas. Terrain is natural but very manageable. The ferns are awesome!

It's 5.8 miles, and very swampy the first 2.3 miles. Expect some mosquitos and gnats. The remainder was beautiful and fairly easy.

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

(via tnstateparks.com)
Effective Friday, Jan. 20, 2017: The 2.5-mile, multi-use Deer Trail at Natchez Trace State Park is closed. This is a permanent closure.

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail but I wish they could keep horses off this hiking only trail. I had to make way for a large group of horses while there, always had to be on the lookout so as not to step in their leavings, and ran into a volunteer there in the middle of repairing a bridge broken by a horse.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great short hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Very nice trail. Beautiful views of the lake as you make your way around it. Only issue is there are some swampy areas that have a foul smell. If you can ignore the smell, great trail without many steep elevation changes.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely loop around Cub Lake with changes in scenery to keep things interesting. Crosses through the recreation and cabin areas where it can be a little tricky to find where the trail picks up again. There are also 3 splits to continue onto other sections of the 30-mile Red Leaves Trail which winds throughout the park/state forest.