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Fort Henry, Tennessee Map

This trail lives up to its name! While the drive up to the trailhead is beautiful and the trail itself looks like a challenge, I’m here to tell you NOT to attempt this trail in August. I made it .67 miles and was covered in THOUSANDS of Seed Ticks. Had to “cut sling-load” and get the hell out of there. I will save it and return in the late fall.

Beatiful trail with streams and babbling brooks abounding. Moderately difficult with some short sections of elevation gain.

The trails are decently maintained and the creek is almost always running along the trail. There aren’t many sights along the way, or variation of elevation. A good place to mountain bike or for beginning trail runners to practice. The historical significance of the area is appealing, but there aren’t many physical representations to commemorate the area.

10 months ago

AllTrails map is actually parts of four different trails in the extensive Ft. Henry Trail System: Telegraph, Volunteer, Piney, and Artillery. My wife and I hiked this part of Artillery as part of a different loop, with the other leg being Devil's Backbone. There are dozens of miles of beautiful easy-to-moderate trails in this system, which stretches from Piney Campground to the South Welcome Station to the Boswell Landing Backcountry Area. Get an accurate map from landbetweenthelakes.us and plan a hiking or backpacking trip. It's well worth the time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Completed the Pickett Loop today just fine. Marker #24 was gone and many trees were down across the trail. Reported that to the welcome center and she said she would pass it on for clearing. If marker #24 is still missing when you go out, just stay on the main path and you'll wind your way back around to #23 and make it back to the trail head #1. Where all the trees were down was overgrown some so I don't think it's been walked much lately. You feel like you're off the path but just keep moving forward and when it cuts back away from the water and you starting going up in elevation you know you've made it through. The blue markers are still there to affirm your path. Spent a good 4 hours hiking two trails and going for a swim.

Monday, September 04, 2017