This State Archaeological Park is dedicated to the preservation, protection, study and interpretation to the public of this significant survival of ancient culture. The park offers educational and entertaining programs, which increase understanding of the Old Stone Fort, archaeology, and Native American cultures. The museum includes exhibits that orientate the visitor to the Old Stone Fort and its setting, the hilltop enclosure mound sites broader significance and the culture of its builders. The 876-acre park also offers a variety of activities including fishing, camping and hiking. Old Stone Fort Golf Course is the only 9-hole course in the Tennessee Golf Trail. The course lies along the pastoral Duck River with mature trees encompassing each hole.

Great park and it was a great day to be on the trail. The waterfalls are spectacular, especially after all the rains. Not a very difficult trial but I would not recommend it for younger children, it would be too easy for a small child to get swept into the river.

Awesome! Now my 2nd favorite hike and it was an easy trail .

Awesome trail. Very beautiful. Able to get close to the water.

Great trails, and we were able to find a few geodes near the river which made it even better.

Nice short hike with the dog and kiddos

A very nice walk that anyone can take. Well maintained. The area has a visitors center with bathrooms. Can be a very busy spot at times.

Pretty, very easy hike. We took our small dog for the first time and she had no problems.

This place is pretty amazing. It has it all... rivers, waterfalls, meadows, and lots of history (as told through the museum and trail markers). I took my dog and she had an amazing time running with me through the meadow, hiking the trails, and playing in the river. We saw a huge blue heron and a herd of deer in the meadow. It’s a magical place! The only complaint I have is what others noted - the trail is just dreadfully marked. I spent 2 hours essentially wandering around looking at my GPS here on AllTrails and trying to figure out where I was, as did nearly everyone I passed. The problem is threefold: there are multiple trails and spurs (not just “a loop”), AllTrails is not accurate here (not even close), and again, trails are poorly marked. An old pro told me to stop next time at the museum to get a trail map, which I had foregone since I had my trusty AllTrails. I am not deterred though despite some frustration... this place is too great for that. I’ll be back again, and next time I’ll be sure I have a paper map and will keep my phone in my pack. Can’t wait to come back!!

Great trails with several water falls!

Enjoyed the loop trail. Plenty to see and explore. Love the educational boards. Will be doing this again with the family.

The trails were perfect for my family. I have an 8 year old and she was able to do everything without a struggle. We loved every part of it.

I had no idea we’d see so many waterfalls along one trail. Really scenic and easy. Even the lower trail and offshoots we’re too difficult with a pole.

Really enjoyed it. Took 2 of the alternate trails as well and they wound down by the water. it added some complexity but also some distance and really nice views. The waterfall is really something.

Beautiful trail. Not crowded for Tuesday hike. We took our dogs and it seems like everyone else we saw on the trail did the same.

Lack of trail markings can make it a little confusing. The waterfalls are great and it’s a very easy little loop.

Nice little camp ground/ hiking and picnicking area.

So great! This whole state park was amazing. My dogs and I really enjoyed hiking around and taking time to cool off in the river. Wear or bring your water shoes!

Loved this loop and this whole state park today!! I went with my two dogs and we had a blast exploring the park, the river, and all of the waterfalls. The loop gives options for how hard you want the hike to be. You can scoot your way up and down the hillside to get in the water, or you can walk around on more of the flat terrain. Absolutely want to go again!

very nice trails with many side trails along the water. beautiful water falls. the backbone ridge trail was more challenging terrain and provided some interesting views.

Many Beautiful waterfalls, trails for all skill levels

beautiful trail. I started ar the museum, took photos at the blue hole falls, took more at the big falls, decided to try the back bone trail because it was the least popular. there's roots, rocks, drop offs, duck pond, one kind of steep incline. it's not a long trail so, I decided to explore the old fort trail. what a surprise... more waterfalls. these were called abandoned waterfall. I scrambled down the rocks and took more pictures. they are not looking hikes but the scenery is fantastic and if you go to backbone you'll be alone as if you are in the back country. you need great trail shoes for backbone and hug some trees to get around. it was marked by red state park emblems on the trees.

Very nice trail for checking out waterfalls and wild flowers. Not too strenuous, and several side trails for exploring.

Very nice

This is a very easy but relaxing trail.

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10 months ago

Such fun to get out on an easy trail! My 4yr old was thrilled and said “I love this hike!” She didn’t ask to be carried once, and there were some great views of waterfalls. It almost felt like cheating since we didn’t have to work for the views! As a history nerd, I really appreciated the signage explaining the history of the area.

just hiked it, We had just a lot of rain in the area so the waterfalls were roaring but water was muddy. I took several side trails and really pretty .

Easy and short and the river is close and loud so it clears your head. cool facts on the area with the stone fort, ancient people's and the mill

This is one of the nicest facilities I’ve been to. Ranger office with restrooms & trail maps. The trails were mostly easy but there were parts that were moderate climbing and steep incline. The falls are beautiful!!! Ive never been to one place with so many falls. I would love to return here to hike again!

Monday, December 18, 2017

I love this trail. I live in the neighborhood across the street so anytime I want that hiking experience but can't go anywhere else due to plan or such, I do this trail. you can make it as easy or hard as you want. around the field is easy, the lower trails feel like more hiking. there are 7 waterfalls and all are accessible. I love bringing my camera and living the peaceful experience. worth every minute.

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Sunday, December 03, 2017

Beautiful trail. My husband and I camped here for a week and utilized all the available trails. Thoroughly enjoyed, was kept up nicely. We even had a group of deer that didn’t seem to mind us one bit while hiking.

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