Saturday, March 21, 2015
Longer days, warmer weather and the emerging spring wildflowers are sure signs that spring is here. Join us on Saturday, March 21 to welcome the new season.
Our annual Spring Hike is a great opportunity to shed the winter blahs, make new friends and explore Tennessee State Parks natural side. Whether you are looking for a short nature trail or an adventurous, all-day endeavor through a park's most remote stretches, you'll find what you're looking for at a Tennessee State Park. Happy Spring, from Tennessee State Parks!
Please remember, schedules and events may change - contact the park or hike leader for more information or to confirm events.
New events are being added weekly, so be sure to check back.
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm
Join us on Saturday afternoon for a two mile walk through the park, the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol, and the War Memorial Plaza.
Big Cypress State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Join Park manager Bill McCall for an informative spring hike at Big Cypress Tree!
Big Hill Pond State Park, Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
Please join park staff at 2 p.m. for a two-hour interpretive hike across dismal swamp boardwalk and to the observation tower.
Bledsoe Creek State Park, Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
Kick off the spring season right with a hike! Take your pick from two ranger-led hikes - a great way to spend an spring afternoon.
Burgess Falls State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
Join the Ranger on a fun and informative guided hike to the overlook at Burgess Falls.
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
Our spring stroll takes us to the observation deck, to take in the views of Bunkum Cave and discover how the cave was used by Cordell Hull's father.
Cove Lake State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
In order to do a little “spring cleaning” but in a fun way, we are offering a variety of service projects. These projects include a lake bank clean–up, landscaping and exotic plant removal.
Cumberland Mountain State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
This easy to moderate, spring trek on the Byrd Creek Trail is approximately two miles and follows alongside the scenic Byrd Creek.
David Crockett State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Join Park Rangers from David Crockett State Park for an invigorating spring hike with a twist!
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, Mar 21 @ 11:00 am
Join park staff for our continuing hiking series here at Davy Crockett Birthplace.
Dunbar Cave State Park, Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm
It's a beautiful times of the year - perfect for seeing the early spring wildflowers that bloom along the trail and hopefully see some wildlife along the way.
Edgar Evins State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
The popular Merritt Ridge Trail never disappoints. Join us for a morning of wildflowers, birds and beautiful scenery!
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
We'll venture into Camps Gulf on the Prater Place Trail to a small but gorgeous waterfall called Hemlock Falls.
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
Join Stuart for a visit to our newest state natural area, Lost Creek Falls. We may see some early spring wildflowers in addition to the falls.
Fort Pillow State Historic Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Join us for a moderate four mile hike on the Chickasaw Bluff Trail.
Harpeth River State Park, Mar 21 @ 8:00 am
Meet Ranger Bill Morton for an enjoyable one-mile hike through the Narrows of the Harpeth, an area rich with history and a scenic overlook.
Henry Horton State Park, Mar 21 @ 8:00 am
Some of the park's most sensitive and important areas are being impacted by invasive plants. Spend a rewarding morning helping us restore the natural and historic landscape
Indian Mountain State Park, Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
Enjoy an easy spring walk along the parks nature trail. We'll start with a short history of the park and conclude with refreshments.
Johnsonville State Historic Park, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm
Spring has sprung and it’s time for a hike at Johnsonville State Historic Park!
Long Hunter State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Which plants did our early ancestors use to ease their ailments? Join us to find out!
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Mar 21 @ 8:00 am
Enjoy the spring beauty of our park on a morning nature hike.
Mousetail Landing State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Have you had enough hibernation? Does the coming of spring fill you with the need for adventure? Shake off those wintry blues with Ranger Keith at Mousetail Landing State Park!
Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm
Join rangers on a moderate one-mile hike of the Pafford Wilson Trail to explore a scenic hillside covered in tall chestnut oaks and hear the story of some of the park’s earliest caretakers.
Panther Creek State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Celebrate the arrival of spring along the scenic Trout Lily Trail. This two mile loop offers spectacular views of Cherokee Lake and early spring wildflowers.
Paris Landing State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Join us for a moderate out and back hike along our park trails.
Pickett State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
Join Rangers Monique Hodge and Travis Bow on Saturday, March 21st for Pickett CCC Memorial State Park's Spring Hike.
Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
It may be a bit early for blooming flowers, but it's a great time for walking the ground that Native Americans walked centuries ago and learn about our historic archaeological mounds.
Port Royal State Historic Park, Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
Shake off the cabin fever, get some exercise and enjoy and learn about the early spring flowers, birds and animals as we walk the River Bottom Trail.
Radnor Lake State Park, Mar 21 @ 6:00 am
As part of this statewide event, Radnor Lake is offering three hikes. Each hike highlights unique features of the park with hikes varying in length, difficulty and interpretation. Hikes start at 6 a.m. 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Reelfoot Lake State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:00 am
We're heading to the Black Bayou waterfowl area to observe waterfowl and a variety of birds on this one mile walk.
Roan Mountain State Park, Mar 21 @ 10:30 am
Shake the dust off those boots and come prepared to hike far and work hard!
Rock Island State Park, Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm
On Saturday, we'll visit Bone Cave State Natural Area with experienced guides Roger McCoy and Randy Hedgepath. On Sunday, we'll hike the Blue Hole Trail.
Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm
Join the park staff for an interpretive tour of the York Home, followed by a hike with the park ranger to the burial site of Sgt. Alvin C. York.
South Cumberland State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
Kick off the coming spring hiking season with a beautiful and easy two mile out and back hike to experience the famed Great Stone Door.
T.O. Fuller State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:30 am
Gather your friends and family together and join us for a fun, four mile nature and history hike. There will be a Birds of Prey program following the hike.
Warriors’ Path State Park, Mar 21 @ 9:00 am
Enjoy the rich wild scenes at beautiful Rocky Fork. This seven mile hike includes a 100 foot waterfall, pure flowing streams and the high country of Chigger Ridge.