Saturday, get outside and soak up the sun with FREE guided tours at ALL Tennessee State Parks!
Whether you’re a hiking expert or just looking to stretch your legs, Tennessee State Parks have beautiful, scenic trails for all fitness levels.And on Saturday March 23rd, park rangers will be standing by with expert knowledge,
ALL FOR FREE.
You’ll see early spring wildflowers,
discuss wildlife specific to the park,
take scenic photos
and hear about features that make each state park unique.
Remember to plan for the ever changing spring weather by layering clothing and be sure to wear the proper footwear. Bring water, snacks and hiking sticks for extra comfort too!
Here are a few highlights:
David Crockett Birthplace State Park
11am – What better way to spring into summer than take a walk on the beautiful trails at David Crockett Birthplace State Park. Join costumed interpreters as we view the significant historic features that line the trails of Limestone Creek and the John Crockett Trail. Meet at the Crockett Homestead, visit our farm animals, and embark on a journey into the past. This is an approximately 2 mile hike, and there is no charge.
David Crockett State Park Spring Hike in the Moonlight
7pm – Park ranger will lead hikers on a moonlight hike. Meet at the Crockett Museum and enjoy a moderate hike on a paved trail, the hike will be approximately 2 miles. Remember your water, flashlight and dress for the weather! Hopefully we will see some nocturnal critters and hear some spring sounds too.
Booker T. Washington State Park Spring Hike
6:30pm – Join Ranger Basham on a hike to the point of the trail. We will start hike from recreational area 1 parking lot at 6:30. We will leave from there and walk towards the point. As we walk we will discuss the park plants and animals. This will be a 2 plus mile hike. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. This will be a great opportunity to try and get a photo of the lake (and hopefully a great sunset). We hang out on the point till the sunsets. Once the sun has set, we start to hike back. This may require the use of a flashlight (any working flash light will do.
Tims Ford State Park Spring Ranger Led Hike
9am – Meet at the Marble Plains Church Parking area just outside the park gate. Wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and bring water for an approximate 2 mile hike. Most of the hike will be along the Marble Plains Loop trail. Dogs are welcome with up to date shots and leashes!
There are beautiful state parks located all over Tennessee. Go here to see all your FREE hiking tour options!