Tennessee State Parks Hiking Trails
The Fran Wallas Hiked ’em All program honors the memory of Fran Wallas, attorney and trail advocate with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and an active member of TTA for many years.
Fran loved to hike and authored a series of 36 articles for the Tennessee Conservationist magazine about her favorite hiking trails in Tennessee State Parks.
After her death, all of Fran’s articles were collected in the 2011 publication Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks.
The Fran Wallas Hiked ’em All program also involves a patch and an achievement rocker to be worn under the patch.
- The Fran Wallas commemorative patch can be requested when you begin hiking the trails described in the book.
- Once all 36 hikes are completed, you can request the achievement rocker using the qualification form.
For further information about this program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 marks the Tenth Anniversary of this program.
List of 36 Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks
The 36 hikes on this list are in the order presented in Great Hikes in Tennessee State Parks by Fran Wallas. See pages 23-24 for a state map with each hike location.
Before traveling to one of these locations, please check with the State Park for current trail conditions.
- Mousetail Landing State Park – Eagle Point Trail (named the Intermediate Overnight Trail at the time of publication)
- South Cumberland State Park – Horsepound Falls Hike
- Cumberland Trail State Park – Rock Creek Segment
- Fall Creek Falls State Park – Cable Trail
- Big Ridge State Park – Loop hike consisting of Lake Trail, Ghost House Trail, Big Valley Trail and Dark Hollow Trail.
- Big Hill Pond State Park – Loop hike around Travis McNatt Lake with side trips to tower and Dismal Swamp.
- Pickett State Park – Hidden Passage Trail
- Radnor Lake State Park – Spillway Trail, Lake Trail, South Lake Trail Loop
- Frozen Head State Park – Loop hike consisting of Panther Branch Trail with visits to DeBord Falls and Emory Gap Falls, North Old Mac Trail, Fire Tower, South Old Mac Trail
- South Cumberland State Park – Buggy Top Trail
- Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park – Five Mile Hike Trail
- Montgomery Bell State Park – Montgomery Bell Trail
- Long Hunter State Park – Day Loop Trail
- Standing Stone State Park – Lake Trail
- Burgess Falls State Park – River Trail, Ridge Trail Loop Hike
- Cumberland Trail State Park – The Obed Wild and Scenic River Segment
- Roan Mountain State Park – Chestnut Ridge Trail
- South Cumberland State Park, Savage Gulf – Savage Day Loop Trail, North Rim Trail, Mountain Oak Trail, North Plateau Trail Loop
- Cumberland Mountain State Park – Pioneer Trail
- Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park – Pioneer Springs Trail, Chickasaw Bluff Trail, Woodland Bluff Trail Loop
- Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park – Enclosure Trail, trail to Blue Hole Falls and Big Falls, Forks of the River Trail, Backbone Trail, trail to Step Falls.
- Fall Creek Falls State Park – Gilbert Gaul Trail
- Warriors’ Path State Park – Devil’s Backbone Trail
- Cumberland Trail State Park – Black Mountain Loop Trail
- Fort Pillow State Historic Park – Chickasaw Bluff Trail
- Edgar Evins State Park – Millennium and Merritt Ridge Trails
- Cumberland Trail State Park – Piney River Section
- Long Hunter State Park – Couchville Cedar Glade Trail
- Mounds State Archaeological Park – Numerous trails to the mounds and wetlands.
- Tims Ford State Park – Ray Branch Shoreline Trail
- South Cumberland State Park – Stone Door to Greeter Falls
- Norris Dam State Park – TVA’s River Bluff Trail
- Cedars of Lebanon State Park – Hidden Springs Trail
- South Cumberland State Park – Foster Fall Overlook, Climbers Loop Trail, Fiery Gizzard Trail to Laurel Gorge and return.
- Cumberland Trail State Park – Possum Creek Segment
- Rock Island State Park – Downstream Trail