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Lewisburg, Tennessee Map
4 months ago

Very nice place.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Monday, July 03, 2017

This was a great little trail to hike in the rain today. It's marked at 1.5 miles, but my smart watch tracked me at having walked nearly 3.5 miles, so I'm not sure how that happened. The only downsides are the road noise and the ticks! On the plus side, I was the only one out there so it was an easy, flat hike. I'm an avid hiker, and I'd gauge this trail as easy because it's so flat. It's July, so there were a few wildflowers scattered around. And I saw an awesome turtle on the way out!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Peaceful and pretty, but we ended up removing 7 ticks between the 3 of us, and we stuck to the trail the entire time. Be careful and check yourself and your dogs routinely!

Friday, February 03, 2017

nice. just to close to roads. other than that it's great. nice marks and very easy trail

Monday, January 30, 2017

Nice trail, saw lots of deer.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Great fall hike with family post-thanksgiving. Well maintained trail that's easy for all levels!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

nice easy trail.perfect for beginners.nice little pond on the right a ways in.I'll have to do this again in mid fall.now off to Henry Horton State Park hiking trails

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

easy trail.I liked it

Friday, November 27, 2015

Nice dayhike. It's pretty short but a peaceful walk in the woods.

mountain biking
Monday, July 13, 2015

It was definitely a beautiful ride. Would do again! Although the trails for biking aren't well marked you can figure it out. I'd say intermediate level. My 6 year old might have a hard time on some of the hills and curves but the other kids would do fine with it.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

According to the markers on the trail, it is only 1.5 miles. Parking is ample. No notable climbs. Not a bad track threw woods. Peaceful, but you can hear traffic from the nearby highway. Good place for someone starting to run trails.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The family decided to get out since the cold stretch was creating cabin fever. It was an unusual warm day so we decided to head up to Henry Horton State Park and do a day hike. We knew we didn't want to take a long hike since our four-year old is still developing his hiking legs but we needed to do something before we drove ourselves crazy.

Henry Horton offers numerous trails;
Hickory Ridge Nature Loop — 1.5 Miles (inner loop) — N3.5 Miles (outerloop)— Natural Surface — Moderate
Wild Turkey Trail — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Wilhoite Mill Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Adeline Wilhoite Horton Nature Trail — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Henry Horton Greenway — 0.2 Miles — Porous Concrete — Easy

For our hike, we chose the Wild Turkey Trail. The website says it's a moderate hike but to an avid hiker like myself, it wasn't moderate at all. It was actually easy. Maybe what makes it moderate is simply the length at two miles.

Nashville Highway (Hwy 31) splits Henry Horton State Park. On the east side just on the south side of the park, you take Warner Road. Just up about one mile is the trail head to Wild Turkey Trail. There is a small parking area and park maintenance building.

Just as you begin it meanders down into some oak trees with sporadic pines. It continues down and incline then turns to the right. Just as you turn there is what looks to be an old well or spring house. A small block wall and a water basin is all that is left.

You then begin to climb to your left. It's not a steep climb by all means. Just as you reach the top you'll find a cross memorial. Not sure if it really is a memorial or somebody was just fooling around. However, my four-year old was very intrigued with it.

The trail then cuts back to the right where you'll find a small pond of water. It's dirty and looks just to be a small crater that catches water. The trail circles around it and up ahead you'll find a larger pond. For some reason, I didn't snap a picture of this pond so I grabbed one from AllTrails.com. We took a few moments to sit and rest before moving on. Levi threw a couple of sticks in the water because that is what four-year olds do.

After moving on the trail continues its moving to the right. We were on the back side of the trail when I noticed in the woods a sign on the outward facing portion of a tree. I was curious why a sign would be pointing away from where the hikers would be so I investigated. Afterwards, I realized that there is a cemetery on the backside of the park with an old gravel road for a through-way.

Continuing on, we came across where someone attempted some bushcrafting. I always enjoy seeing things like this. I think its pretty cool that there is a renewed interest in bushcrafting and doing things the old way. This particular craft is a shelter of a main beam with limbs on each side with what would have been covered with leaves still attached to limbs or any other brush that would keep the person out of the elements.

Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the red hiking man. I'm not a big fan of the new hiking "blazes" but they do hold up to the outside elements far better than fading paint or wooden trail markers. I am an old soul so I like the more raw and natural materials to communicate with hikers but I understand that aluminum is much longer lasting.

Nearing the end if you are hiking the Wild Turkey Trail clockwise, you come to a grove of pines. I am always fascinated with nature and the way it abruptly moves from one type of tree to the other. You can see that the trail cuts the two types of trees. It is magical to be walking along the oaks and find yourself surrounded by pines so tall and waving with the wind making a groaning noise as they sift and squeak as they rub against one another. The ground floor covered with pine needles reminds you of the softest bed you have ever lie on.

After walking past the pines the trail will take its last turn back towards the parking area. Levi did wonderful and Carrie and I both enjoyed being out of the house and walking in the calm of nature. If you are in the neighborhood, I would highly recommend checking our this two-mile hike. It won't take you long and you experience some fresh air and relaxation as you meander through the woods along Wild Turkey Trail.

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