Promoting the development and enjoyment of Tennessee trails.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield, 5.5 miles, moderate. We hike around the battlefield and through Fort Donelson National Cemetery. Most of the trail is in the woods on natural turf. We pass by the Cumberland Rive and sometimes see Bald Eagles. Dogs are welcome if on a leash.The Battle of Fort Donelson, February 11–16, 1862, was the first major Union victory in the Civil War. Nashville would fall to Union troops within a matter of days. The Cumberland River and Tennessee River became integral parts of Union supply lines. Meet 8:00 A.M. CT, at Clarksville Dover Crossing Kroger’s parking lot. ∼30 miles to trail head; Contact Cinde Jones 870-215-8993.