7 great Middle Tennessee trails for Spring Hike Day

With spring officially here, shake off those winter blahs with one of Tennessee State Parks’ “Happy Spring” hikes, where all 56 of our state parks will offer at least one ranger-led hike on March 24, 2018.

Whether you are up for a strenuous all-day outing or a leisurely walk outdoors, or something in between, Tennessee parks have some great options. And many of them are family friendly.

Park officials said that all of the All Park spring hikes are free and will be guided by park staff members who can “speak to the natural, cultural and historical treasures that Tennessee State Parks has to offer.”

For example, join state naturalist Randy Hedgepath for his yearly “Collins Gulf Wildflower Pilgrimage,” which takes you into one of his favorite wildflower areas. Hedgepath says, “Flowers are very abundant, but there are also waterfalls and spectacular scenery throughout. The hike is a 5-mile round trip and is rated strenuous because of the rugged terrain and the 600-foot descent and climb out. This is a challenging hike but has great rewards.”

Learn more, with meetup times and other suggestions here…


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