Gold Mine & Cane Creek Trails is a 7.3 mile out and back trail located near Tallassee, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
This hike begins on Gold Mine Trail and descends quickly but it is rocky and wet in a few places. In less than a mile you intersect with Cooper Road Trail. Turn left and go 0.6 mi to the Cane Creek Trail and turn left. The campsite is on the left in less 1/2 mile. You will have two creek crossings before you reach Buchanan Cemetery on the left. You may wish to visit this old family cemetery. You will have two more creek crossings before reaching the park boundary. You return via the same route.
Creeks/mud/dark trail. Good for a roughing it kind of hike that leaves you wishing for sunshine and views.
Lots of water crossings in this hike--26 to be exact if you count both in and then back out! This hike is easy, but not especially pretty--at least it wasn't in early March. I think the total mileage is closer to 6. There is a cemetery and a nice campsite.