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blue Garrison Creek Trail

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Trail

3.9 mile 6.2 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 399' 121 m
Descent: -400' -122 m
High: 965' 294 m
Low: 693' 211 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Unknown
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Trail shared by Bradley Minnigan

A good loop with varying landscapes.

Bradley Minnigan

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This route is a fun loop of mostly pretty flat terrain. This is the only portion of the Tennessee Natchez Trace Trail that creates a loop, making it a great route.

Description

The Garrison Loop circles the Natchez Trace Parkway, and marks the northern beginnings of the Highland Rim Trail. The western portion of the loop has a narrow, lightly-used path that twice crosses Garrison Creek. You need to remove your hiking footwear to cross the creek, or you'll be finishing the way with wet feet!

At the northern part of the loop, you pass under the Natchez Trace as you approach the Garrison Creek picnic area. Here there are bathrooms, water fountains, and horse trailer parking. The eastern part of the loop has wider trails and less-dense woods for observing wildlife.

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Mar 17, 2019
Jim Reyome
Gorgeous day, lots of trilliums about to bloom, nice lunch, s good time was had by all. 3.4mi — 2h 45m
Dec 27, 2018
Aaron Evens
Sep 10, 2018
Emily Churchill
Aug 19, 2018
Aaron Evens
Dense vegetation after Inital trail split. Two stream crossings. Stay by the edge of the Forrest when you cross under the trace. 4.4mi
Jun 2, 2018
Corie Arnell
Oct 24, 2017
Missy Edwards
Fun fall hike!!!
Oct 9, 2017
Emily Humbert
Quite overgrown- very wet - would be good to do after a period with no rain 3.9mi
Apr 15, 2017
Andrew Burns

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