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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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Little River Canyon
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14 Completed 12 Reviews

Beautiful little place. Great to do some swimming, but can get super crowded on a nice day.

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Monte Sano North Plateau Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very good hike for the family. Took our 6 year old, and blue heeler; they both had fun. It passes by the two lookouts, the amphitheater, the observatory and a ravine of about 60 ft deep with a couple of other trails running underneath. The only challenging part was the narrow path next to the ravine as we had to share it with a couple of cyclist passing by, making it a little dangerous for them. It was varied enough to keep us entertained. Looking forward to doing it again once it's lusher with vegetation. Uploaded a couple of panoramic pictures.

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Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice trail. Rocky in places. Few places were muddy with the rain we had last week. Parking is scarce even with some at Stoneridge Park just before water tower. Went on the Rainbow Mt Loop.

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Black Creek Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

I just went out here for the first time. I used my mountain bike and had a great time. Great trails for hiking, trail running, or mountain bikes. I highly recommend this area. I had to make myself leave. The trails are well maintained and can provide a challenge in some places. Can't wait to go back!

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Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

My favorite place to hike. Great trails, waterfalls, wildflowers and lovely trees, scenic bluffs and beautiful Cane Creek make this a great place to visit. The overview description needs to be updated because the Preserve now has more than 15 miles of trails and the owners are currently putting in another trail in the northern most part of the preserve. Also, some of the trails including the steep trail from the point to the canyon below, the trail to the Citadel and the new trail would more appropriately rated strenuous to difficult. None of the trails are "a walk in the park"!

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Lake Wilmore Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's helpful to know that the park entrance is at Ogletree Elementary on Ogletree Road.

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Black Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

LOVE the Black Creek Trail system. Great signage and scenery. Good job, Gadsden!

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Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Not a bad trail at all took my wife and kids ages 12/9/3 I wouldn't say this trail is difficult 3 yr old didn't have any problems on the uphill part but if it's wet be careful a lot of rocks

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DeSoto Scout Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I just hiked all 14 miles this past weekend and I wish I had known a few things before going.

First- there is NO backcountry camping in Little River Canyon National Preserve. No matter what their website says to the contrary when we got there we were told in no uncertain terms that we could not camp (even though the map they gave us had marked campsites...) there were signs at the trailheads and at the former campsites reiterating that camping was not allowed. They said they did not know when/if backcountry camping would resume. This is particularly sad because we saw evidence on the trail that people are going back there and not respecting the environment and meanwhile people who would enjoy and take care of the area aren't allowed to pitch a tent.

Second, without camping the southern part of the trail is pretty much not worth doing. For most of it you are simply walking along backcountry road 5. There were some pretty parts but nothing compared to the northern section and there are other trails in Desoto State Park that are nicer than the lower section of the Scout trail.

Other than that the trail is beautiful but it either needs to be maintained and truly revitalized or it needs to not be billed as 16 miles (the northmost 2 miles are on private property, so now it is really 14 miles which the signs concurred). I am suspect even of the 14 miles because our GPS and energy was quite different from the posted mileage signs.

I'm giving it only three stars because the southern portion was poor. The northern section I would give five stars. Desoto State Park also has two backcountry sites that are VERY easy to get to (I think less than a mile in to each) which means if you want to camp away from others it's easy to do and you can still go on lots of fun day hikes with a lighter pack. The Never Never Land shelter is the nicer of the two sites alongside a seasonal spring.

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Richard Martin Trail
by Teresa Owens

13 Completed 3 Reviews

I enjoyed this trail but to be honest was a little surprised at times what I would come upon. The road changed often from concrete to gravel to chert to black top etc. The trail take you past a battlefield site, a train trolley museum and ended at a beautiful old chapel that was quite quaint! The trail was beautiful and I definitely would do it again! It was a great workout and quite the challenge for this novice road biker.

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