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Best trails in Short Springs State Natural Area

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Explore the most popular trails in Short Springs State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Machine Falls Loop Trail
Short Springs State Natural Area
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
From trailhead, stay to the left. Stay on Busby Falls trail until bridge crossing Bobo Creek. Cross bridge and follow purple marking, this is Laurel Bluff Loop. Follow around back to bridge. Cross bacShow more
#2 - Short Springs Loop Trail
Short Springs State Natural Area
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
Short Springs Loop Trail is a 2.6 mile loop trail located near Tullahoma, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching. DShow more
#3 - Busby and Machine Falls Loop
Short Springs State Natural Area
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Busby and Machine Falls Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tullahoma, Tennessee that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity optioShow more