Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Hikes. All 56 Parks Will Offer Free, Guided Hikes Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Tennessee State Parks to Host National Trails Day Hikes
A great day to get out and see the beautiful creation in Tennessee! Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3, 2017.
Events will include free, ranger-led hikes through areas with waterfalls and scenic vistas as well as hikes focused on local history and trail clean-ups. With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails, there’s a hike for everyone. Several Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting offering free, guided hikes at Short Springs Natural Area, Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area and Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area.
“While Tennessee State Parks are free to enter year-round, this day is a great opportunity to get the most of your visit,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation Brock Hill. “Under the skilled guidance of our rangers, visitors can enjoy the outdoors and learn more about the state parks system that we have been refining for 80 years.”
Since 1993, the American Hiking Society has set aside the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day. The goal is to bring together outdoor enthusiasts of all backgrounds to participate in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects.
The National Trails Day hikes represent the third in a series of statewide hiking events for 2017. Additional statewide hiking events include First Hikes in early January, Spring Hikes in March, National Public Lands Day Hikes in September and an After-Thanksgiving Day Hike in November.
East Tennessee National Trails Day Hikes
All of these National Trails Day Hikes are on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Below is a list of the Tennessee State Parks in the East Tennessee area. Keep in mind these dates and times and locations are subject to change without notice too.
Big Ridge State Park
Join one of the Big Ridge Park Rangers for a refreshing 1.5-2 hour morning hike along beautiful wooded paths around Big Ridge Lake …
Booker T. Washington State Park
Join Ranger Thomas for a short hike and light trail maintenance at sunrise!
Cove Lake State Park
National Trails Day Water Hike.
Cumberland Trail State Park
Join Cumberland Trail staff in repairing trail damaged by recent severe storms. Possum Creek Trail Repair Party. Learn basic trail maintenance, learn how you can make a difference in …
David Crockett Birthplace State Park
David Crockett Birthplace Big Limestone Creek Hike David at Crockett Birthplace State Park …
Fort Loudoun State Historic Park
Beat the heat with this early morning hike that meanders through the island’s meadow and forest and along the banks of Tellico Lake. Using the Meadow Loop Trail.
Frozen Head State Park
Celebrate National Trails Day with a vigorous 7 mile loop along the scenic vistas of Bird Mountain! Ross Gap and Back.
Harrison Bay State Park
Come out to the Bay Point Loop Trail and help the Rangers blaze new trail. Bring water, and wear closed toe shoes with weather appropriate clothing. Blazing Trails at Harrison Bay.
Harrison Bay State Park
National Trails Day Hike!
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
Come explore this beautiful land we have around us! Hike to Gee Creek Falls.
Indian Mountain State Park
National Trails Day! 3/4 mile hike with snacks and water!
Norris Dam State Park
Spend National Trails day with Norris Dam State Park and Ranger Brett on the Hootin’ Holler trail. Come Hoot and Holler with us at Norris Dam State Park.
Norris Dam State Park
Come join Manager Mark on a hike on one of Chuck’s new trails…..that isn’t marked well ! Get Lost Trail Hike.
Panther Creek State Park
Hiking to the view… Sunset in our sights.
Red Clay State Historic Park
Join us for an easy hike for National Trails Day!
Roan Mountain State Park
Celebrate your love of trails on National Trails Day with our annual 5K trail run! The Diamond Dash Trail Run 2017.
Rocky Fork State Park
Help celebrate National Trails Day with us! Come hike nearly 7 miles with us along the rich Flint Creek to the upland trails of Snakeden Ridge.
Seven Islands State Birding Park
In celebration of National Trails Day 2017 Seven Islands State Birding Park will be hosting a half day of service and volunteer appreciation cookout!
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
Walk through the park and along the river to the sacred historical River Crossing of the Overmountain Men and the hallowed Muster Grounds! Walking in Frontier Footsteps.
Warriors’ Path State Park
Wahoo Trail is a great hike – rich in nature and history, and just enough of a hiking challenge! The Wahoo Hike.
Middle & West Tennessee
A list of all National Trails Day hikes at Tennessee State Parks can be found at
Diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences
Tennessee State Parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families or business and professional groups. State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses. There is a state park within an hour’s drive of just about anywhere in the state, offering a variety of recreational, lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, visit their recently updated website at www.tnstateparks.com.
Creation of God
Hiking in my opinion is a great way to see the beautiful creation of God. So take your time and go hiking! Be sure you hike safely too!
Article compliments of Tennessee State Parks & Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation with revisions and additions from myself. #NationalTrailsDay #TNStateParks #Hiking