Old Trace Walk is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Duck River, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.6 miles
42 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips



historic site

The Natchez trace trail is 100's of mile long represented by intermittent segments developed into independent hiking trails. The Old Trace Walk trail is a preserved 2000 foot long section of the old original Natchez Trace which follows a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River. This short section is supported by about a 10 car parking lot and signage. The signage actually identifies this trail as the "old trace walk". It shows this trail as a road on the satellite view, but had to of been restored decades ago back to the original trace. No indication this ever was used as a road. This short trail is a great one for those with limited mobility but want to have experienced actually hiking part of the original route of the "trace". As you walk the old trace, imagine the ordeal of the 1800s travelers who had to make 20 to 30 miles a day on foot or on horseback.

1 month ago

The trail is a walk along a small portion of the Trace. Doable by most that want to experience a part of history. Pleasant stop to stretch your legs.

1 month ago

Great short section of the the original road. Doable by most any. Worth the stop to experience the history.