Want to take a little walk on the wild side?
Tennessee State Parks will celebrate National Trails Day with free, guided hikes at all 56 parks on Saturday, June 3.
With more than 1,000 miles of trails ranging from easy, paved paths to rugged backcountry trails, there’s a hike for everyone.
“While Tennessee State Parks are free to enter year-round, this day is a great opportunity to get the most of your visit,” said Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation Brock Hill. “Under the skilled guidance of our rangers, visitors can enjoy the outdoors and learn more about the state parks system that we have been refining for 80 years.”
Since 1993, the American Hiking Society has set aside the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day. The goal is to bring together outdoor enthusiasts of all backgrounds to participate in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail projects.
A list of all National Trails Day hikes at Tennessee State Parks can be found here.