Wilderness Trail

HARD 5 reviews

Wilderness Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Granville, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.6 miles
1,309 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running


over grown

10 months ago

Trail is not maintained and not well marked. 1 star for potential, otherwise I'd rate it Zero. despite someone tagging this as a "trail running" trail, this is not the case... you're more likely to roll an ankle than to roll through any significant portion of the trail at a pace greater than 4mph.

Bring a dedicated GPS if you decide to attempt this. it's really easy to get off trail. In addition to the muddy, horse-trotted environment, the trail was over-grown and full of ticks and horse excrement. The Trail map at the park states that it is a 12 mile loop... However we decided to close this one out by completing only the listed 6mi trek.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Ok, so the other reviews weren't lying, but it all depends on what you're looking for. This trail is rough, can get muddy with horse tracks, and has enough elevation to keep you huffing. All of those things I like. What was a pain at times was following the markings and staying on path. A couple more paint marks would have saved a lot of time and climbing/backtracking. Phone service is super spotty, so I'd recommend taking a map and knowing how to navigate. The path back goes along a road, but even that is really challenging with the elevation. Wouldn't take kids or old/fat dogs, but my Weimaraner and I had a challenging adventure with great views.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Adams review is spot on! Did this trail today and it is exactly as he stated last year. Definitely difficult and challenging to stay on the trail! I would NOT do this trail in the summer!!!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Not marked , lots of horses that have caused the trail to be ankle deep mud everywhere. Trail is not maintained at all.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Hiked the Wilderness Trail today. The trail is not maintained at all and mostly used for horses. The hike is not for the faint of heart (or legs). The trek up and down the bluffs along the river can get quite intense at times. The views are amazing along the entire river however I feel that once the leaves are in full bloom those vistas will be gone. The wet portions of the trail are all torn up from the horses but easily avoided. The trail is mostly loose large rocks which really makes it hard to keep up your pace and not twist an ankle. I did see a beaver and lots of turkey which was cool. I was for sure the only person on the trail on a gorgeous 75 degree Tennessee spring day. So if you're looking to get away and not bump into weekend warriors this might be your spot. The trail is marked with the occasional horse sign, and you'll get turned around in a couple spots. The easiest way to stay on the trail is following the consistent line of faded, crushed beer cans. The amount of trash along this trail is disturbing. Would I recommend this trail, no. If you're in the area for some odd reason and looking to get some exercise and be outside, then sure. Also look at the map I posted. This is not an out and back, it does loop. However, the most exciting part is along the river. Enjoy.