Davis Bridge Battlefield Trail

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Davis Bridge Battlefield Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Essary Springs, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

historic site

hiking
8 months ago

The trail is a generally straight cool walk through forest to the Hatchie River and back. It follows the historic trace of State Line Road to the river, but the bridge which used to be at the end of the trail washed out years ago. A few small clearings along the way provide rest stops, and one of these has graves and markers of both Confederate and Union soldiers who were killed here during the battle. There is unpaved parking for a couple of cars at the trailhead. The location is pretty remote and is managed by the Shiloh Military Park.