The park was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, the intrepid Confederate cavalry leader, who on November 4, 1864, attacked and destroyed the federal supply and munitions depot at (Old) Johnsonville at the mouth of Trace Creek. His operations were concentrated along the river in the vicinity of the park and the town of Eva. In 1929 the park was dedicated to Nathan Bedford Forrest on land acquired in part from Benton County. Forrest was one of the greatest military tacticians and leaders of the American Civil War.

19 days ago

very well maintained trail system. I got 3.3 miles on my GPS. steep decline coming in is not to bad with switch backs. but coming up is rough. take plenty of water and a snack. good local trail.

my daughter and I hiked this trail today very nice 65 degree partly sunny spring afternoon . I am not an avid hiker and found this trail for me to be a little strenuous in spot's just putting that out there for the non to very little exercise people. There was one spot at the bottom of the first hill by the creek that was a little confusing on which way to go as all the rain had cut several trails thru so keep to the left side of the creek and you will be fine , otherwise nice little nature trail only encountered one other hiker and saw a few deer and a red fox will go back again with family.

Trails and some roads flooded. Be sure to go when it hasn't rained in a long time.

Great trail. You walk along water for majority of hike. Many distance options. I did the 5 mile loop.

Really enjoyed the hike would definitely do it again.

Hiked the 5 mile Pilot Knob Ridge and Hallmark Hollow Loop Trail and found it to be a very well maintained and marked trail. I agree with the rating of moderate and in parts easy. There was only one vertical climb to the shelter that was taxing but not difficult. The shelter was in very good condition. Very scenic views of Kentucky Lake in the beginning, then moving into the lower elevations. Plan to return and hike the longer trail and camp overnight at the farther campsite. 11/17/17

Fairly easy trail with one large incline. Trail was totally covered in leaves - was fun to follow. Autumn colors were great. Very secluded - didn't pass a single hiker the whole time! Would recommend.

We really enjoyed this trail. It was very clear and marked well. Brought the whole family, 2 adults, 1 15 year old, 1 13 year old and 1 7 year old. We all made it fine. It has some pretty steep climbs but no problem with a good pace. The stop on top of the largest hill about halfway is a great spot for a packed lunch and a rest. Definitely want to come back sometime.

There are 3,5,10,and 20 mile trail options. We did the 5 mile trail as we had other trails in the area to check out that day. It was a great hike with only one good sized hill. We started behind the museum, which is worth checking out. There was a nice shelter for camping about halfway along. I would definetly recommend this hike and would like to try the longer trails.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

very nice trail, lots of history and very little foot travel.

This is a beautiful park. Highest point in Western TN! We camped right on the lake and enjoyed hiking along the beach. My dog loved running along the lake and playing in the water. There was some trash so we did a clean up making hiking the next day even more fun. We took a ranger guided canoe trip the first day. The rangers were fun and knowledgable. The trails are well marked and have sweet views of Kentucky Lake. The lady at the museum store was most helpful, kind to my dog and provided me with a color coded trail map. Really a nice park!

Actually took the 5 mile hike. you can choose between, a 3, 5, 10, and 20 mile hike. The 5 mile was easy to moderate, with 1 good elevation change, ( 200 to 250 ft) right before the shelter. All of the trails start right behind the Interpretive center, witch is interesting in itself. Some great Civil War history, and facts and presentations about early life on the river. The lady working the interpretive center is related to General Forrest, and the park rangers are great. For a 52 year old part time hiker, like myself, you couldn't ask for anything more.

Monday, June 30, 2014

decent trail with some very nice views and great historical aspect. but the mosquitoes make it miserable. no amount of bug spray could save you

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