January 6 All day
Leiper’s Fork and Franklin, TN. 3-6 miles. Moderate to moderately strenuous. Hike #1. Natchez Trace Parkway (NTP): Garrison Creek to 1812 War Monument Trail. This trail is a section of the Old Trace and is a moderate out and back for a total of 3.4 miles. The trailhead is at Garrison Creek (NTP milepost 427.6) which is about 10 miles south of the iconic Birdsong Hollow Bridge over Highway 96. There is a rest area at Garrison Creek. The trail takes you through old growth timber to a scenic overlook and then follows the ridgeline to the War of 1812 monument. Hike #2. We’ll head north on the NTP to Timberland Park (NTP milepost 437.2) just south of the Birdsong Hollow Bridge for another 3+ miles. Timberland Park has several short trails which we’ll put together for the desired distance. Part of our hike will take us onto the Big East Fork Reserve which is private property. The park trails are hilly so sturdy boots and hiking poles are recommended. To sign up for this hike, contact Kathy Woods, 615-473-6824 or firstname.lastname@example.org.