Fort Henry Trails

EASY 24 reviews

Fort Henry Trails is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dover, 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.

4.4 miles
387 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

2 months ago

AllTrails' map only shows ONE trail, PIckett Loop, of this extensive trail system that runs from Boswell Landing Backcountry Area to Piney Campground to the South Welcome Station. There are literally dozens of miles of beautiful, wide, easy-to-moderate trails here. Get the actual map from and plan a hiking or backpacking trip. It's well worth the time.

5 months ago

My son and I did a 16 mile overnight hike there this week end. There were plenty of springs and wild life and we only saw two other people the whole trip. This is a great trail system because you hike for a few hours or a few days by utilizing the different trails to make different routes.

mountain biking
6 months ago

First time riding this trail. I plan too go back again.

7 months ago

Completed the Pickett Loop today just fine. Marker #24 was gone and many trees were down across the trail. Reported that to the welcome center and she said she would pass it on for clearing. If marker #24 is still missing when you go out, just stay on the main path and you'll wind your way back around to #23 and make it back to the trail head #1. Where all the trees were down was overgrown some so I don't think it's been walked much lately. You feel like you're off the path but just keep moving forward and when it cuts back away from the water and you starting going up in elevation you know you've made it through. The blue markers are still there to affirm your path. Spent a good 4 hours hiking two trails and going for a swim.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Nice hike. However, nowhere is it explained that the fort is submerged under Kentucky Lake. Found this important fact out at the trail head. Would have been nice to know, helpful info.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Excellent trails great woodland views! Even met other hikers out on the trails which is something that I have not previously had occur.

Be sure to check out the maps as they will help keep you from getting lost!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It was just okay :/ The view was not as spectacular as the brochure boasted

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Love this set of trails! There is something for any distance, any ability, and every day of the week! Pickett loop is a favorite for my 7 year old, 5 year old, and 2 year old (who spends about 1/2 the time in his backpack).

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I love the Fort Henry Trail System!! It's got a mix of everything - nature walks, geographic interest, historical significance. The Land Between the Lakes area used to be inhabited but residents were forced off the land in the 1940s/50s by imminent domain. There is still evidence of the towns and townspeople, including structures, old roads, and family cemeteries. It's also historically significant in that Confederate troops marched through that area defending the South. There are many Confederate soldiers buried in the LBL cemeteries.
There are several trails within the Ft Henry system, enabling hikers and campers to taylor their experience to their ability and time. Shorter loops link longer trails together, so hikers can walk for minutes, hours, or days.

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