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Natchez Trace NST: Highland Rim Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (9)

Trail can be overgrown in summer. Great trail in late fall to early spring.


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Map Key

25.6

Miles

41.2

KM

Point to Point

1,046' 319 m

High

562' 171 m

Low

3,125' 953 m

Up

2,757' 840 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

You can park at either the Northern Trailhead at Garrison Creek (MP-427.6) or the Southern Trailhead (MP-407.7 ) & Hwy 50. The Garrison Creek Trail will have both water and restroom facilities, while the Southern Trailhead is just a parking lot with trail access.

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Ryan Morris

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  3.9 from 9 votes

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in Central TN

#9840

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in Central TN

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Photos

Crossing Garrison creek in the winter when the water is lower.
Dec 22, 2019 near Thompso…, TN
Checking out the fish just north of Burns Branch.
Sep 5, 2016 near Thompso…, TN
Jessie crossing the creek south of Burns Branch.
Sep 5, 2016 near Thompso…, TN
Trail markers, distinguishable solid trail, pretty late fall colors
Nov 29, 2018 near Centerv…, TN
My wife as we passed under the Natchez Trace on the Garrison Creek Loop. This was one of her first hikes.
Aug 27, 2016 near Thompso…, TN
Beginning of the trail.
Dec 22, 2019 near Thompso…, TN

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Jul 7, 2019
David Hall
Feb 23, 2019
Ellis C
Trail was flooded due to rain. Tornado watch was announced, turned around and went back to car. 14mi
Nov 28, 2018
Jeremy Knopp
I've lived in Middle Tennessee the majority of my life and just managed to figure out there was a reasonably long trail! An enjoyable hike. 25.6mi — 7h 30m
Mar 8, 2017
Clint Fennwalker
Jan 1, 2017
Ali Hadi
20mi