Devil's Backbone Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Devil's Backbone Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hampshire, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.2 miles
393 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers


Division of Natural Areas, Jackson Environmental Field Office, 1625 Hollywood Drive, Jackson TN 38305, phone (731) 512-1369

10 minutes ago

This trail is a nice walk in the woods. The trail fallows a ridge for a while then drops down to a small stream and back up to the ridge. The trail is marked fairly well.

1 month ago

Pretty views and a partially frozen creek. No waterfall to be found but good time hiking through the woods.

trail running
3 months ago

Great trail for running or just a quite hike.

4 months ago

There were no waterfalls. It was a pretty walk through the woods but we didn't see any wildlife was just ok. Peaceful outing with my hiking buddy but not anything special.

5 months ago

I wouldnt it had waterfall but nice hike

7 months ago

We hiked this trail today about .6 miles in or so and stopped to give the dogs water. Heavy foliage and tree cover that seemed VERY heavy with bugs throughout. After looking down at my leg I noticed 50-60 really small seed ticks that took us back and almost 30 minutes to remove. Our dogs also had them on them too, not to mention the spider webs in my face roughly every 12 feet on the trail. I thought it was okay but maybe better at a different time of year.

10 months ago

Was a pretty rough hike trail gets narrow at times and a lot of downed trees on the path. Not much scenery just woods and a small stream of water.

11 months ago

Very little shade in the winter. The creek area was nice (definitely not a waterfall) but the hike back up was brutal in the sun.

11 months ago

First the bad: there are no waterfalls. There are a couple of slight elevation changes in a small stream, but that's it. There were no views, just woods. The good: the trail was easy. The path was wide and clean and well marked even though it wasn't necessary. The elevation changes were not steep and very manageable. There were a few down trees, but nothing I couldn't just step over. Advice: the creek at the bottom is closer if you go right at the fork. We went left and therefore did the majority of the hike before the little creek, so it was a good resting spot.

11 months ago

Fairly short and easy primitive trail just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Wooded with limited views. Basically a nice hike in the woods with a couple creeks. Because of some old logging roads that run thru the area, you can accidentally get off-track. Need to keep a look-out for trail markings.

11 months ago

Pretty great trail! Lots of hills ! Freshwater when you finally get to the bottom!!

11 months ago

It was nice, there is a fresh spring about midway you can hydrate with

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Nice trail right off Natchez Trace not far from Fall Hollow Falls. Actually helped build this trail several years ago.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nice day hike. And even the dog liked it.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Awesome hike with lots of scenery!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Took the family it was a great hike. A little heavy on the bug in the summer.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Nice short hike with some decent inclines. A couple of cool little waterfalls at the bottom. A really sweet yellow and black millipede walking along the trail. Not a lot of frills, just a good clean and primitive hike.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rocky, thorn pants lining the trail. We found ticks on ourselves and our dogs after the trip. Won't be visiting this one again. Great for someone who just wants to look at nature and isn't bothered by the negatives. No waterfall on the trail. You have to go to the falls overlook, different entry point

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Beautiful trail, but was expecting to see a waterfall. There was a tumbling creek halfway that was very serene

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

This trail was great exercise! It worked my legs with the uphill & downhill paths. Yet, it was easy enough for our 7 children to get through. We were so excited to find the creek with water tumbling over rocks & teensy swimming holes at the end. My children had the whole area to themselves. They did not want to leave!

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