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Short Springs State Natural Area Hike Trail

Tullahoma, TN

Short Springs State Natural Area Hike Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Tullahoma, Tennessee and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
by Brad Shimkus

1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a nice little outing for a family. You can walk the trail that follows the water, or the trail that follows around the grassland (middle), or jump back and forth between the two. We have a 2 year old and an 8 year old and they both loved playing in the Little Falls area (first marker area in the beginning of the trail). We took or jogging stroller (big tires) and were able to use it, but ended up crossing into the grassland trail, it's to rough in spots along the water trail for one. We did not walk the whole trail, just the section to Little Falls, and then walk around the top trail, which has benches in the shade in quite a few areas. They have bathrooms inside the museum, and a water fountain outside, both at the beginning. Nice little adventure with nature for our family.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Gorgeous scenery. The park has placed 10 or so markers along the path that elaborates on things you see on the hike. Rooty and rocky in some places, but overall very fun.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
by J. H.

6 Completed 5 Reviews

The hike is generally very easy. The lower trail options that follow along the river have some challenging areas to maneuver. However, my 4 year old, 9 year old and dog were all able to navigate them with relative ease. Even the sections that required climbing over rocks and fallen trees. The main loop is only 1.25 miles with the options for other trails along the way. Mainly an upper and lower trails, and then 4 options for venturing into the dry river valley. These may account for the other 1.25 miles... The main loop however is only 1.25 miles.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

easy but beautiful!

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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3 Completed 4 Reviews

easy hike but beautiful!

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Pretty easy hike that my wife and I took our two dogs on. Some of the optional lower trails could be considered moderate for someone with knee problems due to exposed roots and slippery rocks. Nothing too crazy. It was neat to read about the archeological site while enjoying the terrain.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Easy hike, a gem for archaeology and history enthusiasts. Trail is relatively short and not strenuous at all. A great place for taking children out on a spring or summer day. Not a whole lot to see but its wooded and can be peaceful on weekdays when there is little traffic.

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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18 Completed 12 Reviews

really fun and surprised by the historic aspects woven into the physical beauty - multiple waterfalls. indian heritage. mill history. only criticism was length (2.5m) need to loop this at least once to "get er done". will post pics as soon as alltrails allows me to post from my android. easy hike

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Nice easy trail. Great for families. Lots of overlooks of the river and many sideshoot trails. Endless opportunities to explore various waterfalls and river features. Camped at the main campground which was uncrowded and well-kept. We will return!

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Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
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19 Completed 6 Reviews

One of my favorite spots. There are lots of trails with varying levels of difficulty, and they run parallel to each other, so it's a great spot to go with people of varying abilities. There's lots of lovely waterfalls surrounding the whole thing, which are great for stomping around in and photographing. It's also an old Native American historical site, so there's plenty to learn and explore. It also looks very different throughout the year, so every time I go, it's like a new experience. Highly recommend it.

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