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.

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.

This is a very easy but relaxing trail.

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!

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.

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.

Nice place to walk dogs, not far from interstate

Great spot for a short hike, weekends are crowded. Definitely going back sometime during the week when less people are there. Nice waterfalls and beautiful views. Wouldn’t mind camping here.

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5 months ago

Very easy hike with multiple waterfall views. Path was clear and well maintained. Dog friendly. Would definitely do it again!

Very nice trail, but it isn't very well marked, we felt like we were off the trail a lot of the time when we weren't. Not a deal breaker at all. Avoid the backbone trail if you aren't very agile, it's really not marked well and is the most difficult there so says the ranger. We had to turn back.

Definitely do the Backbone. It was so beautiful I felt like I was on the AT

Just an all around great park , plenty of scenic views and waterfalls , and at the fork of the rivers is great for creeking in the summer .

Great hike for a family! Multiple waterfalls and easy to get to!

hiking
9 months ago

Great views of waterfalls. Clearly marked and well maintained especially if you do the trail clockwise.

Loved this trail! Have to do a few deep scrambles to get down to the water for good waterfall views. Well marked, and well maintained. I would rate the climb and descent from Backbone Ridge trail (the lower right as seen on this trail map) as moderate though, it's pretty steep both up and back down.

The trail was easy and pleasant. We were caught in the middle of a rain storm during the hike, but still enjoyed it. Water does to pool pretty deep in several areas of the cleared trail, but we sort of stuck to the sides of the trail to keep from soaking our socks. Overall a great hike and lovely falls!

First trail in Tennessee. It was pretty easy for me, but there are a few places that could cause concern on footing. Went after a rain, so some slippery places. water falls are beautiful, the ruins are in good shape and a lot of history.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trails and very close to our home. Waterfalls are fun. Our male dog Tristan enjoyed his time during our visit in 2014

Honestly, I can't quite put my finger on why I found this hike so "meh," I just did. The weather was gorgeous, the trails were fairly empty (I went on a Monday), and the waterfalls were lovely, but I just didn't love this hike. It wasn't very easy to get down to the water for a closer view of the falls, and once I got down there, the paths were very narrow and the rocks were very slippery. I had my dog on a leash, and I was terrified she was going to make me fall, but I also worried about her getting too close to the edge of some parts of the path that were narrow and on the edge of the cliff. Im not sure I'd feel comfortable taking children on this hike for those reasons alone. Overall, though, it was a pleasant afternoon and I'm glad I went. I'm just not going to put this one at the top of my list.

Great beginners spot. Lots to explore, well marked trails. Beautiful small falls. Would return for sure.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Amazing!

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail to start hiking on. My wife and I do it often, just wish it were longer. Encountered a ferocious armadillo that couldn't get away fast enough.

hiking
Friday, April 07, 2017

My favorite because it's not a far drive for me & I love all the waterfalls. Very family friendly.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Easy loop filled with history and several river / waterfall views.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Awesome!!!!

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