DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

hiking
16 days ago

This short but sweet hike is a great introduction to Henry Horton State Park, incorporating history with the lovely scenery. I was not prepared for the great views along the limestone bluffs of the Duck River. As you turn away from the river, you shortly come upon the Haunted Spring, known for a woman who lost her baby while washing laundry here in the 1800s, and it is unusually quiet here. As you go deeper along the trail, there are many short paths leading down to the ravines and rock formations, certainly worth exploring. Time seems to stand still while you are on this trail, and before you know it, you are back in the parking area. Luckily, there appears to be some work to extend the trails to make the best use for enjoying these woods.