Devil's Backbone Trail

MODERATE 39 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.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

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

hiking
8 days ago

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

23 days ago

I wouldnt it had waterfall but nice hike

hiking
3 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.

4 months ago

6 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.

6 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.

hiking
7 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.

hiking
7 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.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

11 months ago

Nice day hike. And even the dog liked it.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike with lots of scenery!!

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

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

Monday, September 12, 2016

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

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