Natchez Trace Parkway is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Duck River, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
off road driving
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery. Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks", settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Visitors can enjoy not only the drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.
READ THIS!!! This park is NOT Watkin's Park. I saw no signage for this. What I did see is a Duck River Overlook Trail and a Jackson Falls Trail.
1. Overlook Trail: .6 miles there and back heading north along a ridge over the Duck River and neighboring valley. Beautiful!
2. Jackson Falls: another .6 miles total there and back on a paved concrete path down to the falls ending in a short flight of stairs and the most beautiful falls you've ever seen!!! Soooooo pretty!!!
Great trail for a hike with the kids, also some good running as well.
Follow the river bed to the end.
I have visited 3-4 spots so far. While some trails were pretty, others lacked much scenery and the paved trails and railings really led to a disconnect from the nature around me. I also likely confused a trail with a road and took a good detour for a few miles. There were also more folks visiting each spot than the other locations I prefer to hike at. It's definitely worth going at least once, especially if you're looking for an easier surface to walk, bike, what have you. I'll likely return to visit the other stops at some point.
We did this a year or so ago. I think it deserves a month to play along the way, hike all the side trails and experience the history.
Stopped at a couple of the trails. They were enjoyable and a pretty good workout. Unless I'm missing something, you need to get in your car and drive down the Natchez trace to visit the other trails. I wish there was one, long, connected trail but at least the trails I've been to have been enjoyable.
great going back soon
Beautiful waterfall. The main fall is fed by a beautiful trickling cascade hiding above the rocks to the back right
All parts of this waterfall is easily accessible. I would recommend this to everyone. The walkway down to the fall is easy and beautiful!
Wonderful place...beautiful views...defiantly will be back
This was always one of my bucket list trips and I finally got to do it last year. Now I want to come back with time on my hands and play along the way. It is a wonderful drive and it deserves at least a few days.
Beautiful this time of year. There are historic sites every few miles where you can get out and hike. Ive added a couple photos of Jackson Falls
So much history. Great trails and picnic areas
Have been to Jackson Falls a few times and to Fall Hollow Falls. Both were very pretty.
We went to Jackson Falls which is located at mile marker 404.7. Easy trail although steep. 900 feet from car to falls. The water was low so not much falls activity, so we hiked in the creek bed to the river. Jackson falls is about 35 miles south from highway 96 exit in Franklin TN.