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Natchez Trace State Park

Average Rating:    (2.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

There are approximately 500 miles of public use trails and roads within Natchez Trace Park and forest system (250 miles of horse riding trails). Natchez Trace State Park allows access for hikers, horses, and MOUNTAIN BIKES. (quote from website)
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Latitude
35.80904325667195
Longitude
-88.25849533081054
Trail Directions
Natchez Trace is located in Carroll, Henderson, and Benton counties in West Tennessee. It lies 35 miles east of Jackson off of Interstate 40 between Nashville and Memphis. Take Exit 116 (Hwy 114) off of I-40 to the parks main entrance. Park office is South of I-40. Office: 731-968-3742
Trail Length
250 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wildersville
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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2.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Randy , from Smyrna, TN

Summary:
I agree with another reviewer that the Pipeline is the most fun. It runs along the East boundary of the park - find the East entrance to Cub Creek trail (off of Parsons Road) and you will find the Pipeline (the Pipeline is not marked on the map). The Pipeline has short steep descents with lots of washouts followed usually by short, steep climbs - will have to walk the steepest ones. The second best area is the trails West of the park office and the Wrangler Camp, including Forest, Oak, Oxford, Cabin, and Bucksnort trails. These trails have some excellent, long decents, and most climbs can be completed without dismounting. HOWEVER, these trails are heavily used by horses, which, as you know, are very destructive to trails. It appears park managers are catering to the horse people, while restricting other trail uses. There are no trails that were designed with mtn bkg in mind. The trails are old logging roads, fire roads, motorcycle and atv trails (which are no longer allowed), and horse trails. Bottom line is that there is some fun to be had on these trails, but I would not recommend a special trip. If you have business in a nearby town, Jackson (40 miles), Lexington (7 miles), Parsons (15 miles), it is worth checking out.

Recommended Route:
You will see green posts that mark trailheads as you drive within the park. Stop at the park office for a map. South of I-40 is best.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Do not know of any other trails nearby.



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Review Date
November 12, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Marcus , from Dyersburg, TN

Summary:
The exciting part or this little excursion is a crude oil pipeline which has been well utilized by 4-wheelers. It offers plenty of downhill shoots with abrupt uphill climbs. It will exhaust the faint of heart, but not to worry, most of the accesses to the Pipeline is over well maintained fire trails, on which you can make a day of riding over 500 miles of trails in Natchez Trace State Forest. NOTES: During the hunting seasons some of the trails may be closed. Check with the staff at Pin Oak Lodge for the latest information and to obtain a trail map. There is the chance of meeting a few horses or prehaps a deer on the trails, also. For more info check out www.geocities.com/dyersburg_tn/tmb/trails/trails.html

Recommended Route:
From I-40 exit 116 take SR-114 (South) for 4.1 mi
At the Park Store, bear to the left for 142 yds
Turn LEFT (East) onto Parsons Rd for 1.8 mi
At Sulphur Creek Trail, park your vehicle & bike onto Sulphur Creek Trl (South) for 0.5 m
The "PipeLine" will cross Sulphur Creek Trl.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Most trails are marked.



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Review Date
October 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Katherine Mays , from Fairview, TN

Summary:
The trails are great for the children to ride. They are moderate to easy to ride and the kids love it. It is true that they are short and some are a distance apart but for family riding there great. If you want hard riding we go to LBL Turkey Bay and don't take the kids.

Recommended Route:
Any ATV posted trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Land Between the Lakes, Turkey Bay. We ride there about once every month or two. Hard, muddy, rocky and a lot of fun.



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Review Date
August 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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3.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rob feature , from decatur, al

Summary:
uh, where are the trails???



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