Pinson Mounds Nature Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Pinson Mounds Nature Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pinson, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Nice, well-maintained walk/hike. Nice optional climb up on the highest mound in the park. The beginning and end of this trail is paved- about 40% of the walk. The rest is on a wooded trail that is very moderate in terms of incline. Wooden stairs and bridges have been built to make some inclines and streams easier. The boardwalk is an alternate route/side excursion that starts where the paved trail splits to the wooded portion of the nature trail. The drive from Hwy 45 out to the park is rather scenic. It has some of the most wide-open vistas in west Tennessee.

9 days ago

A good blend of nature and history featuring interesting trails for hiking in the woods as well as very good trails for bicycles.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. Neat wooden bridges, steps, and stairs. Good exercise. Keep bug spray with you. Saw a white tail deer in the Eastern Citadel, then awoke a tan-yellow raccoon sleeping on the Boardwalk.

3 months ago

Thought it was a fun hike

8 months ago

8 months ago

Great day hike

walking
9 months ago

This park is great for walking and seeing some of the wildlife, but the biggest challenge was the climb up the steps to the top of Saul's Mound which is 72 ft. almost straight up. I was not able to do the Boardwalk due to it being closed from Dec. 1 to Feb 1, but I really enjoyed the quietness, the sound of nature and having the park to myself at this time of year.

hiking
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Paved walk was about half the distance of the total area there. Little wild life or nature to been seen. Little elevations to it. Very easy, more of a nature walk than a hike. Grounds kept very nice and trail very well marked.

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Friday, January 01, 2016

hiking
Friday, November 13, 2015

Easy hike with most of trail paved.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

hiking
Monday, November 05, 2012

Nice, well-maintained walk/hike. Nice optional climb up on the highest mound in the park. The beginning and end of this trail is paved. I say it is about 40% of the walk. The rest is on a wooded trail that is very moderate in terms of incline. Wooden stairs and bridges have been built to make some inclines and streams easier. We enjoyed the boardwalk, which is an alternate route/side excursion that starts where the paved trail splits to the wooded portion of the nature trail. We went out on the boardwalk, but had to turn around towards the end as it was blocked for board replacement. Overall a very diverse and well-maintained trail. The drive from Hwy 45 out to the park is rather scenic. It has some of the most wide-open vistas I have seen in west Tennessee. We will definitely be back.

hiking
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

It was very nice hike !

hiking
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Nice, easy hike that I have tackled several times. No real challenge, and very relaxing. Lots of Native American history associated with this trail.

camping
Friday, September 30, 2011

We went in mid Summer when the bugs & heat were bad. O.K. hike

hiking
Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hiked this trail a few times with my family. It's a nice trail and very easy for anyone with any hiking experience. It isn't open year round as this says, though, the sign at the trailhead clearly states that it's closed in the winter.

walking
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nice trail for a family trip, elevation gains are minimal & there is a short boardwalk with a view of the Forked Deer River that my sons enjoy. I walked this trail frequently when rehabilitating a torn back muscle.