Explore the most popular trails near Essary Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Essary Springs, Tennessee Map
Saturday, March 18, 2017

The trail is a generally straight cool walk through forest to the Hatchie River and back. It follows the historic trace of State Line Road to the river, but the bridge which used to be at the end of the trail washed out years ago. A few small clearings along the way provide rest stops, and one of these has graves and markers of both Confederate and Union soldiers who were killed here during the battle. There is unpaved parking for a couple of cars at the trailhead. The location is pretty remote and is managed by the Shiloh Military Park.