The Natchez Trace Parkway, the Natchez Trace Parkway Association and other community groups will hike to celebrate the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail and the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails Act with free guided hikes throughout the day on Saturday, June 2.
8:30 am to 10:30 am– Hike with a Ranger
This roughly two-mile hike along a section of the original Natchez Trace will introduce you to the many different people, including Andrew Jackson, US Grant, Pushmataha, Dolly Gordon and many more who traveled the Natchez Trace.
9 am to 10:30 am– Hike Through History
Step back into the year 1801 as you join a reenactor portraying the US Army colonel who oversaw the development of the old Natchez Trace into a military road.
10:30 am to noon and 1 pm to 2:30 pm– Hike with the Chickasaw
Join a representative of the Chickasaw Nation on this easy nature hike and explore the relationship the Chickasaw people had with the land along the Natchez Trace.
10:30 am to Noon– Hike for Fitness
Join professors from the University of North Alabama on this strenuous hike and discover the unique benefits of exercising outdoors and how to maximize hikes to reach your fitness goals.
For more information, please contact the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.
- Location: Garrison Creek, milepost 427.6 on the Natchez Trace Parkway, near Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.