Trails in the Northern Section of the Parkway

Trail Milepost Distance Description
Holly Picnic Area Trail 346.2 1200 ft ADA accessible trail with a picnic area
Sunken Trace Trail 350.2 1500 ft Section of the Old Trace that is sunken due to thousands of travelers walking on the easily eroded soil
Sweetwater Branch 363 2500 ft (up and back) Trail following a stream with interpretive stops that explain the struggle for survival in a poor habitat
Metal Ford Trail 382.8 890 ft Old Trace crossing of the Buffalo River
Meriwether Lewis Site Trails 385.9 varies There are multiple trails at the Meriwether Lewis site. For details, please visit Exploring the Meriwether Lewis Site - Natchez Trace Parkway (U.S. National Park Service) (
Phosphate Mine Trail 390.7 550 ft Trail by a historic phosphate mine
Fall Hollow Waterfall 391.9 1025 ft Trail to a waterfall overlook at Falls Branch
Old Trace Walk 403.7 2000 ft Trail on a section of the Old Trace following a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River
Jackson Falls 404.7 900 ft Paved trail that steeply descends to Jackson Falls. Go right from the restrooms.
Baker Bluff Trail 404.7 2100 ft Hiking trail between the Jackson Falls area and Baker Bluff. Head left from Jackson Falls rest area.
Historic Gordon House Trail 410 0.64 mi Trail past the historic Gordon House, then a somewhat difficult crossing of the shallow Fattybread Branch stream. Continue on the Old Trace to find the Duck River. (Do not cross if Fattybread is deep or swift)
*Note: This table does not include National Scenic Trail sections. For information on the Scenic Trail, please visit Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (U.S. National Park Service) (

Tennessee Trails and Walks - Milepost 341-444

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    Last updated: November 9, 2023

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