Tims Ford State Park, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee, is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory. Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous artifacts and occupational sites, indicating that man had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to 12,000 years ago. The 10,700-acre Tims Ford Lake is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast.

Loved the bridges! Canopy covered most of way. We hiked in a drizzle and it was wonderful!

We ran this trail in September 2015. It was a 90° day and almost kicked our butts. We decided it was time for revenge. Went back in May 2018. Had a blast. Great single track trail. Fun elevation changes. I'm sure we will go back.
Wear some kind of repellent. 5 ticks, mosquito bites, and poison ivy/oak.

Just a usual day in the woods. ✌

hiking
3 months ago

Well maintained and very friendly and helpful people in the visitors center. Definitely will be back.

Really nice hike. First part is paved and the second part isn't. It has a really nice overlook of the lake. Though the bridges you see in the picture are not on this trail, they are on the trail next to it called Lost Creek Overlook trail. Which was a very nice trail as well.

Great trail. 1.5 miles on paved section then 1.3 miles thru woods. I love the 2 swinging bridges.
Restrooms located at beginning of trail.
Fun hike with your dog.

hiking
5 months ago

We enjoyed the hike and the swinging bridges. Loved the view. Perfect with kids and dogs on leash. It was very cold but sunny today.

Enjoyed the hike. Great views. Lots of bridges.

Great hike. Between the view and the bridges it was a wonderful day in the wood.

Really feels like in deep woods. Jolene loved it!

Nice easy trail, not a lot of great views but the trail does wind down to the lake a few times. 2 suspension bridges - would be fun for older kiddos.

hiking
11 months ago

Very hot and humid day. No breeze. Very uncomfortable. Not much to look at either except the lake. There are too many good trails to bother with this one again.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Beautiful & has plenty of rest stops for someone in my shape.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Beautiful & has plenty of rest stops for someone in my shape.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very enjoyable hike! We went on a rainy day and everything was lush and green. Definitely recommend it!

camping
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

great trail with a back country camp site about 6 miles in.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Decent trail with lots of ups and downs.

hiking
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Very nice trail, beautiful scenery, well maintained and marked.

hiking
Saturday, February 04, 2017

Pretty cool area

hiking
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great trail after hiking the marble plain trail!

hiking
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great hike or walk lol Never disappointed when going on this trail.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Very nice hike with beautiful lake views, suspension bridges and enough up and down ravines for a workout. Missed one sharp turn on the trail and we weren't the only ones. If you miss the turn you will be on pavement. Backtrack a short distance and pick up the trail going right down a ravine. We combined this with the Marble trail for a very nice hike just under 4 miles total.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Easy hiking, fishing was slow, but many trees to set up a hammock and just relax:)

hiking
Friday, September 30, 2016

I liked the views of the lake. Wished it didn't get dark on me. Would like a shortcut trail along the way, bc once you commit to the long trail, that's it. Great job marking all the trails with pink ribbon, yellow hiking and orange arrow signs.
Thank you Winchester, Tn.

walking
Friday, September 30, 2016

It's great for a family outing. I enjoyed this trail and seen a doe just off the trail. It's hardtop. It leads to the Ray branch trail. So get out there and enjoy it.
Thank you Winchester, Tn.

hiking
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trails were nice but not well marked. I got lost quiet a few times and I'm an advanced hiker.

Great hike with lots of trails to explore. We didn't find the swing bridge, but the scenery was great. We were always close to the lake. This wasn't hard, but I wouldn't recommend it for small children, or those who have difficulty walking. There are several hills, small pathways, twists, turns, and lots of rocks and roots. We'll be back often.

hiking
Friday, June 19, 2015

Moderate trail. Two nice swinging bridges make enjoyable hike. Overlook closer to two miles down the trail. Occasionally see deer near the trail. Lakeshore trail begins at overlook but is not as well maintained. Trailhead at visitors center parking lot. Good half-day hike at Tim's Ford State Park near Winchester TN.

Lovely hike. Swinging bridge. Easy enough for all levels and lots of great lake views.

hiking
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Trail is very clean and the view looping around the lake is wonderful. Highly recommend.

hiking
Sunday, December 02, 2012

Nice trail for those taking children. Easy to follow path alongside lake with plenty of diversions. Enjoyed the swinging bridges. Took this trail in the fall and only saw a few others. The up and down trail did not seem very taxing, even for children , but seemed longer than the distance posted. Got off the path for some of the best spots and scenery. Did not see the creek , I guess the name fits.

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