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Natchez Trace Recreational Highway

Near: FranklinTN (Weather)
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24 Total
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24 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description Single track running parallel to the Natchez Trace Recreational Highway from Leiper's Fork to Columbia, TN. There are 2 trailheads. The Northern trailhead has a creek running back of the parking lot. There are also bathrooms here. Room for about 15-20 rigs. The Southern trailhead has a water trough and spigot (that wasn't working last time I went). Parking is a grassy pull off. Room for 10-15 rigs if squeezed. Trails are spurts of short hills. Some natural rock. In the summer there is little to no water on the trail towards the southern end. More up closer to the northern end. If you want to go the whole way, your horse MUST be ok near cars. The trail winds in and out of the woods very close to the highway. Sometimes you're riding right beside the road. Motorcycles frequently cruise on gorgeous days, so just be warned. Bicylists also frequent the road way. The trail crosses the road, but only on spur streets under the highway. When in woods, the trails are mostly single-track, but plenty of room to get over in the woods to be passed if necessary. Very nice trail, but in somewhat disrepair the further south you go. Pretty bad at the south end for briars in the summer.
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, TN
Directions GPS Coordinates for the northern trailhead: N35 52.933 W87 02.030 GPS Coordinates for the southern trailhead: N35 43.271 W87 15.774
This information was provided by on 2/1/2005 11:41:47 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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