Wilhoite Mill, River Trail, Wetlands Trail and Hickory Ridge Outer Trail

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Henry Horton State Park

Wilhoite Mill, River Trail, Wetlands Trail and Hickory Ridge Outer Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chapel Hill, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.2 miElevation gain370 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingWalkingrunningRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Sara Covert
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Hiking

River trail flat and easy. Not muddy today. Dog friendly.

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Mandee Turrell
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Muddy but fun. We just did the wetlands trail

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All Together Travels
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Hiking

Just as the other reviews warned, the trail was wet and muddy due to the rain a few days before. There are some wonderful views, interesting things to see, such as the spring well, and Native American trail marker tree. Plus the section near the River is extra nice.

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Emma Johnson
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Hiking

A lot longer than the map on AllTrails says. More like 9 miles but easy other than the length and so worth it for the neature.

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Warrick Melissa
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Cory Clifton
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Jack Utz
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HikingGreat!

I hiked this trail very early on a frigid Christmas morning, logging 7.42 miles. I've lived within 12 miles of Henry Horton and had never taken the time to check the park's trails...not a bad hike at all! It's not gonna wow you with scenic vistas and killer elevation gains, but hiking along the Duck River and through the wetlands was pretty nice. Wet in spots, and probably pretty muddy after a good rain. If you do it at a good pace it's a nice workout...will be going again.

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Charlie Dolan
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Hiking

Pretty muddy at the beginning.

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Cory Clifton
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Kim Akins
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HikingGreat!

Great, easy trail

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Shane Hall
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HikingGreat!

Nice trails.

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Harrison Roberts
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Rachel Michaud
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Rachel Michaud
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Sam Butler
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Walking

Went for a hike with a bunch of families on this trail. Good for younger kids who need any easier hike. Enjoyed eating lunch at the marsh and the views from the observation deck. Fun little hike.

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Cindy Tipler
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Hiking

Great trail at Henry Horton! Beautiful Lush green trail. Easy walking and views

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Logan Gilbert
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Hiking

very fun and beautiful trail

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Cecelia Theobald
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HikingGreat!

Parked at the camp store for a ~4.5 mile round trip, could easily add another

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Jamie McDonald
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Hiking

Great relaxing jaunt through various types of nature. This is a great way to do a hike if you are a beginner. No real elevation, just enough up and down to keep it interesting. Be sure to hit the lookout tower over the Wetlands and the Gazebo. I ended up getting poured on and reached the gazebo about two minutes in, had a snack, waited it out and moved on when it let out a little. If you get confused coming out into the Henry Horton campground follow the road straight and you will see a primitive campsite that you saw on your way in and it will lead you back to the river trail to get back to the trailhead and your car. don't forget to do the little loop behind the parking lot, it's beautiful.

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Sasha Long
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Peaceful, easy hike by the river in multiple places.

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Caroline Teich
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Andrea Giordano
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Andrew Robinson
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HikingMuddyRocky

This is an excellent flat trail with a number of variable routes for you to choose from. I would recommend boots if there's been any rain recently. The trail doesn't get particularly muddy, but remains consistently muddy enough to get your shoes dirty. Excellent views of the Duck River as well as a marsh area for bird viewing in the spring and summer. There's also a very cool treehouse /overlook platform to view the marsh from. I would recommend this trail for anyone who needs something flat as there are very minimal hills. Henry Horton also has plenty of camping, including camper sites, primitive and hammock sites, should you choose to stay the night.

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Jason Reiling
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Hiking

Nice trail system. Have done in summer and late fall more and definitely prefer late fall. Summer is quite buggy This area has a pretty robust trail system so you can string together trails of various lengths for whatever mileage you want. This particular recording is an off combination of the river trail, the outer, the inner, and an additional loop. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this exact route. I would look for trails matching up to the miles you want to walk. If you want to do it all you could string most together and I suppose it would come in 11-12 miles in total. There are several campsites and a couple of backcountry sites if you wanted to do over a weekend As to the trail itself, not a lot of elevation so quite easy. Different environments from wetlands to sinkholes to a river. I started more deer on this hike than I can remember on any other hike. Ran across Turkey as well. Very nice morning

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Leslie Tadlock
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Hiking

We clocked 7.54 miles on a beautiful fall day. I'm not sure why this is rated moderate. It's an easy walk along the Duck River and adjoining marshland. The marshland was completely dry yesterday and we hope to do this one again when there's been more rain. The trail portion along the river has several wooden benches. There is an overlook tower as you enter the marshland area and a large pavilion in the middle of the marshland. We stopped there for a picnic and only saw one other person. I rated this one 4 stars because we were hoping for something a little more difficult. The park is really nice, with a restaurant, lodge and cabins. I was told all of the lodging is pet friendly. There are also camp sites with benches, fire pits and picnic tables.

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Dusty Orton
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Hiking

great scenery. many different types. saw one deer and many different colors of mushrooms. highly recommend!

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Garry Rausch
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HikingMuddyOver grownRockyWashed out

Awesome trail but muddy. Definitely bring waterproof shoes through the marsh area. Several different ecosystems and adventures throughout. Will definitely be doing it again.

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