Henry Horton State Park

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With over 10 miles of hiking, Henry Horton State Park is a wonderful place to get outside and into nature. From deep and cool sinkholes to dry and hot cedar glades, from riverbank ecology to areas with deep cultural history, the trials here are unique, diverse and rewarding around every bend.

Hickory Ridge Nature Loop  — 1.5 Miles (inner loop) — 1 Mile (outerloop) — Natural Surface — Moderate
A 2.5 mile trail that showcases some of the park’s most different ecosystems, sink holes and cedar glades. Both are places of amazing diversity and contain plants and animals that are not found in any other type of landscape.

Wild Turkey Trail  — 2.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
1.5 miles of beautiful mature oak and hickory forests with glimpses of vernal pools, abundant wildlife and signs of the early area farm life.

Wilhoite Mill Trail  — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
A 1 mile loop located where the first known crossing of the Duck River was made by early settlers in the late 1700s. Andrew Jackson carved the first road through this land. The Wilhoite family built a mill and dam in this location on the river in 1846.

Adeline Wilhoite Horton River Trail  — 4.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
A 3.5 mile trail that follows the ecologically important Duck River, which makes it a great place to find fishing spots. At 1.5 miles in, there is a 20 foot observation tower overlooking a native grass field and wetland. After the trail leaves the river, it passes three back-country campsites, and winds it’s way through cedar glades, hardwood forests, old farm fields and remnants of abandoned farm homes.

Henry Horton Greenway  — 0.2 Miles — Porous Concrete — Easy
A paved loop that highlights some of the wonderful native tree species and native grass fields.