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National Trails Day Hike

Join us on June 6 as we celebrate the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day! 

Since 1993, the American Hiking Society has set aside the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day, bringing together outdoor enthusiasts to participate in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects.  

Tennessee State Parks are offering a variety of ranger-led day hikes, night hikes, history hikes, nature hikes or trail clean-up hikes. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved trails to rugged backcountry trails to scenic waterways we have something for everyone.

Discover Tennessee State Parks by trail today!

(Please remember, schedules and events may change - contact the park or hike leader for more information.)

National Trails Day - The Civil War in Nashville

Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Learn more about the Union Army in Nashville and the Confederate Army's struggle to take back the city on this two hour history walk.

National Trails Day - Big Cypress

Big Cypress State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join Park Manager Bill McCall for a fun yet informative hike on National Trails day at Big Cypress Tree State Park and Natural Area!

National Trails Day - Big Hill Pond

Big Hill Pond State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join the staff at Big Hill Pond for a great hike on national trails day!

National Trails Day - Big Ridge State park

Big Ridge State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Join Big Ridge Park Staff for a paddle and hike for National Trails Day!

National Trails Day - Bledsoe Creek

Bledsoe Creek State Park, Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm
Join the staff at Bledsoe Creek State Park for National Trails Day Hike on the Park’s Trails.

National Trails Day - Nature Hike

Booker T. Washington State Park, Jun 6 @ 8:00 am
Join Ranger Hewlett for a hike on National Trails Day!

National Trails Day - Hike To Burgess Falls

Burgess Falls State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Want to learn about our four waterfalls? We’ll be covering the history of the park, common flora and fauna of the area and the fundamentals of hiking and safety.

National Trails Day - Cedars of Lebanon

Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm
Please join the Park Rangers for a wagon ride to the New Horse Trailhead and then a hike through the Cedar Forest, back to the Nature Center.

National Trails Day - Chickasaw Night Hike

Chickasaw State Park, Jun 6 @ 8:30 pm
We're going night walking! Join Ranger Easley for this enlightening walk in the dark.

National Trails Day - Bunkum Cave Loop Trail Hike

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join the Park Manager for a short 1.5 mile hike for National Trails Day!

National Trails Day - Cove Lake State Park

Cove Lake State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Come out this National Trails Day for a hike up the Devil's Race Track!

National Trails Day - Pioneer Short Loop

Cumberland Mountain State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
A perfect way to spend a late spring morning. This trail offers great photo ops with picturesque views.

National Trails Day - Hike The Past Into The Twilight

David Crockett State Park, Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm
Join Ranger Lee for a twilight hike along the historic wagon road! We'll wander along the history and nature as we chase the sunset westward.

National Trails Day - Nolichucky Bluff Hike

Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Jun 6 @ 11:00 am
Did you know Nolichucky River means river of death in Cherokee? Learn more about this and other interesting facts on a fun, educational and scenic Nolichucky bluff hike and clean-up.

National Trails Day - Trail Clean-up and Hike

Dunbar Cave State Park, Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm
Join park staff at Dunbar Cave for a peaceful, one mile hike through the woods on National Trails Day!

National Trails Day - Edgar Evins State park

Edgar Evins State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join the Park Ranger for a 2.5 mile hike of the Millennium Trail to celebrate National Trails Day. This is a moderate hike to see the flora and fauna of the park, as well as talk about the history of the area.

National Trails Day - Rock Hop at Fall Creek Falls

Fall Creek Falls State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Meet Matt for a strenuous but rewarding rock hop through Cane Creek Gorge.

National Trails Day - Tour of Historic Fort Loudoun

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm
Join Ranger Akin on a tour of this National Historic Landmark, Fort Loudoun.

National Trails Day - Restored Fortifications Hike

Fort Pillow State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Travel back in time as we hike along the 1861 Earth Works and visit the restored fortifications of historic Fort Pillow. We also have a special guest!

National Trails Day - Volunteer Trail Day Clean-up

Frozen Head State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 pm
Join Ranger Scarlett on National Trails day in clearing part of the Jeep Road Trail.

National Trails Day - Narrows of the Harpeth Hike

Harpeth River State Park, Jun 6 @ 8:00 am
Close to Nashville but a world away, the Narrows of the Harpeth hike is a moderate one-mile walk through history and middle Tennessee beauty. Sights include the historic hand-carved tunnel and gorgeous views.

National Trails Day - Harrison Bay

Harrison Bay State Park, Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm
Join Harrison Bay State Park rangers at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 6th for a hike in celebration of National Trails Day. The trail will take us through mature hardwood forests along the serene banks of Lake Chickamauga.

National Trails Day - Duck River Blueway Float Trip

Henry Horton State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
This blueway float offers visitors a different type of trail, the Duck River. Get a view of the park from an angle most visitors do not get to see!

National Trails Day - Indian Mountain State Park

Indian Mountain State Park, Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm
Join Ranger Nicholson for a hike on National Trails Day to learn about the history of the park and what makes it so special.

National Trails Day - Johnsonville Trails Scavenger Hunt

Johnsonville State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
In honor of National Trails Day we are having a fun-filled scavenger hunt on our park trails! Everyone is invited to join in the fun!

National Trails Day - Long Hunter

Long Hunter State Park, Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm
Join the park staff at Long Hunter State Park for great hike on National Trails Day.

National Trails Day - Hiking Bingo Hike

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join Ranger Hannah for Hiking Bingo along the Pioneer Springs Trail. Hiking has never been so much fun!

National Trails Day - Montgomery Bell State Park

Montgomery Bell State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Montgomery Bell State Park will be conducting it's National Trails Day hike on Saturday June 6th at 9:00 am. We will meet at the camper check in station and hike the Ore Pit trail (2 miles).

National Trails Day - Hoot n’ Howl Night Hike

Mousetail Landing State Park, Jun 6 @ 8:30 pm
When the sun goes down at Mousetail Landing, the adventure really begins! This National Trails Day, join Mousetail Landing Park Rangers for an adventurous night hike though the hills and hollers of the park.

National Trails Day - Natchez Trace

Natchez Trace State Park, Jun 6 @ 11:00 am
Help us make our park a more beautiful and enjoyable place. Meet up at the boat trailer parking lot at Pin Oak Lodge. From there we will hike along the beautiful and scenic Pin Oak Lakeside Trail.

National Trails Day - Hike with a Hook Rodeo

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, Jun 6 @ 8:00 am
We are combining our love of hiking and our love of fishing with the Hike with a Hook Rodeo. Join us for a morning of family-friendly fun!

National Trails Day - Norris Dam

Norris Dam State Park, Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm
Join Ranger Scott for a 1 mile hike to the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 494, "Camp Kinchen", at Norris Dam State Park. Meet at 3:00 pm at the the Lenoir Museum parking lot where we will travel to the camp entrance.

National Trails Day - Old Stone Fort

Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Join Park Ranger Waggener for a great event on National Trails Day! Volunteers are needed to assist in the preservation of the prehistoric Wall Mounds at Old Stone Fort.

National Trails Day - Captivating Views Hike

Panther Creek State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Experience the best scenery the park has to offer - captivating views of Cherokee Lake and breathtaking scenic overlooks. Be sure to bring your camera!

National Trails Day - Morning Music at Paris Landing

Paris Landing State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join park staff on National Trails Day for a great morning hike to explore nature and enjoy the music of the songbirds!

National Trails Day - Pickett State Park

Pickett State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Meet Ranger Camron Martin for an exciting hike to Crystal Falls on the Hidden Passage on Saturday June 6th

National Trails Day - Island Loop Trail at Pickwick Landing

Pickwick Landing State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
The Island Loop Trail needs your help! Lend a hand on a couple of trail projects. Fresh air, friends and fun, always a good combination.

National Trails Day - Pinson Mounds

Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, Jun 6 @ 9:30 am
Join the staff at Pinson Mounds for a wonderful hike on National Trails Day!

National Trails Day - History and Natural History Walk

Port Royal State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm
Designated an official site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail, Pt. Royal is one of the earliest colonial communities and trading posts in Middle Tennessee.

National Trails Day - Love Red Clay Clean-up

Red Clay State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 9:30 am
Join us for a morning of clearing trails, cleaning out picnic areas and making the park more accessible for everyone, including YOU. Groups are welcome to attend.

National Trails Day - Reelfoot

Reelfoot Lake State Park, Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm
Join Vanessa for a hike on the Grassy Island Hiking Trail in honor of National Trails Day!

National Trails Day - Diamond Dash Trail Run

Roan Mountain State Park, Jun 6 @ 8:30 am
Meet at Campground Check-In for an adventurous 5K+ run that celebrates our love of trails.

National Trails Day - In the Footsteps of Legends

Roan Mountain State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join Lisa Huff, TN Division of Natural Areas, for a hike on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. We'll explore the high mountain country of Roan’s grassy balds via Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area and Yellow Mountain Gap.

National Trails Day - Bushwackin’ in the Caney Fork River Gorge

Rock Island State Park, Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm
Bushwackers wanted! We are rocking National Trails Day with a very rewarding hike and clean-up project on the Old Mill Trail.

National Trails Day - Buzzard Rock Loop Hike at Rocky Fork

Rocky Fork State Park, Jun 6 @ 7:00 am
Are you ready for an extreme hiking adventure? This 16 mile trek features the stunning beauty of the Southern Appalachians Mountains. Join us for a hike you won't forget!

National Trails Day - Whitehouse Rocks Overlook

Rocky Fork State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Come on this short, but steep hike to get some amazing views from our NEW State Park! Celebrate National Trails Day with us!

National Trails Day - Evening Hike at Seven Islands

Seven Islands State Birding Park, Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm
Please join us for a peaceful evening hike at Seven Islands State Birding Park in celebration of National Trails Day.

National Trails Day Hike - York Burial Site Trail

Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
This short trail offers wonderful views of the Yellow Doors, a suspension bridge over the Wolf River and stops at Sgt. York's burial site.

National Trails Day - Ranger Falls

South Cumberland State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath is leading a seven mile hike at Great Stone Door. Don't miss this one!

National Trails Day - Fiery Gizzard Bridge Build

South Cumberland State Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than to help build a bridge!

National Trails Day - Standing Stone

Standing Stone State Park, Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm
Join us on National Trails day for a 1.5 mile hike at Standing Stone State Park!

National Trails Day - Over Mountain Victory Trail

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, Jun 6 @ 10:00 am
Discover the significant history and rich heritage of Sycamore Shoals!

National Trails Day - Discovery Trail Nature HIke

T.O. Fuller State Park, Jun 6 @ 12:00 am
Nature and wildlife will be highlighted on this two mile walk on our Discovery Trail. Time to be decided.

National Trails Day - Lost Creek Overlook Hike

Tims Ford State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am
Join Ranger Cook for an invigorating hike on the Lost Creek Overlook Trail.

National Trails Day - Warriors Path

Warriors’ Path State Park, Jun 6 @ 9:30 am
Did you know that there is a National Recreational Trail here at Warriors’ Path? And National Trails Day is a perfect day to enjoy this awesome trail!