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Walls of Jericho

Estillfork, AL

Walls of Jericho is a 7 mile point-to-point trail located near Decherd , Tennessee. The trail is rated as moderate and is accessible all year. (weather permitting) The trail is hard to find if you don't know where it is. Go north off Hwy. 64 out of Decherd on hwy. 16. The trail is on the right.

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Walls of Jericho
by Nancy Vreuls

1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a fun hike, but we were totally unprepared. I didn't take a drop of water. Thankfully, my husband had two bottles in his backpack. I was too concerned with my camera than to think about anything else. I didn't realize this was a fairly long and difficult hike. We barely made it out before dark. I also was unaware of the rattlesnake problems there. Since our trip, we have had two friends to see rattlesnake on the trail. One of them actually stepped on one, but he had on snake books and was not hurt. This is a great hike, but please be better prepared than we were. And I suggest staying on the trail. My husband and our friend made some shortcuts through the rocky and grown up areas. That really wasn't a smart thing to do given the abundance of snakes there!

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Swayback Bridge Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The family and I took the 2.5 hike. Very nice trail. Plan on doing the 4 mile next week end.

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Eberhart Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

This trail is steep but it's very short. Near the start/top part are several side trails to the rim that have great views/photo ops. At the bottom in the river we saw several banded water snakes that are not afraid of humans at all. They followed us up stream. Plenty of small mouth bass to enjoy as well. Trail is washed out a tad but overall is a good heart pounder albeit a short one. The bench seats alone the trail would certainly be helpful if you need a break.

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Moss Rock Preserve Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Be careful during flash floods at Moss Rock. The creeks can become quite dangerous after/during rain showers due to all the street run-off above the preserve. Even a few feet of water can sweep you off your feet and there are plenty of fallen trees and debris to finish the job. Cheers.

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Pine Beach Trail
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18 Completed 3 Reviews

Good hike with lots of scenery and a lot of bugs. Saw several gators in Gator Lake.

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Oak Mountain Blue Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Started at the North Trailhead and went the 1.5 miles up to a split off called "Eagle's Nest." The view was pretty cool and you can climb up on a rock for even better views, but the real magic of this place is up at the next area called, "King's Chair".

Kings Chair is just a little bit past Eagles Nest, and the view is spectacular. There's a few good spots to get a good view, and the trails are all very well maintained.

I'll definitely be coming back here with my ENO hammock and a good book. Well worth the effort it takes to get there.

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Lost Falls Trail
by Robin Martin

19 Completed 10 Reviews

Fun trail entire loop including the CCC museum and quarry all told almost 12 miles. Lost Fall is just one of the hikes that loops the Park. The map at the park headquarters was helpful. It showed the different trails blazes by color. The trailhead is about 1/4 mile past the park headquarters in Desoto itself. Good for kids too.

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DeSoto Scout Trail
by Robin Martin

19 Completed 10 Reviews

There really are 2 DST trails hiked them both. The south section is really not revitalized and winds around a road bed with some primitive camping.
The north side is revitalized and is a great hike. Some nice ascents it follows the river. Beautiful scenery some swimming holes all round great hike. We followed the signs off the highway and cut into where the north section abs south section begin and end. He north section is by far the best hike.

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Stone Cuts Trail
by John Stanton

4 Completed 4 Reviews

This trail is one of my favorites on the park. It has a number of limestone structures and the views in the fall and winter are outstanding. Keep an eye out and you might even spot some of the wild goats which make the park home.

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
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23 Completed 22 Reviews

Beautiful waterfall, bolder garden and cave. Well kept trails that are clearly marked. View from the point is amazing.

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