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.

Nice lightly traveled trails through the forest that include swing bridges, stable bridges and nice views. Trail was heavily covered in leaves and tough to follow at times. Enjoyed it and will be back. Uploading a few pics.

The only downfall was a combo of not well marked at sports and not traveled therefore a ton of spider webs.

I tried to do this trail today, but it is not currently in a well maintained state. After the fifth downed tree in under a mile, I decided it wasn’t worth it to try to bushwack my way through (especially since I didn’t have a good tool for that). Seemed like it could have been a good hike along the lake though.

This was a fun hike. The suspension bridges felt sturdy!

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. ✌

10 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.

Friday, January 05, 2018

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.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Enjoyed the hike. Great views. Lots of bridges.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Really feels like in deep woods. Jolene loved it!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

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!

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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Pretty cool area

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Great trail after hiking the marble plain trail!

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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

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

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.

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.

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.

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