Telegraph and North–South Connector Combination Trail at Land Between the Lakes

Paris, Tennessee

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The Telegraph Trail is part of the 26-mile Fort Henry Trail System. From this trail you can connect to any trail in the system, which has twenty-five markers for hiker orientation. The system actually follows the route of General Ulysses S. Grant’s troops from Fort Henry in the campaign to capture Fort Donelson during the Civil War, and thus it has a historical element. This portion of the trail begins at the South Welcome Center and passes over gentle hills and through meadows and across streams, before ending on the Fort Henry Road, where it intersects with the south end of the 65-mile North–SouthTrail. The return via the road, which is pleasant and not usually heavily traveled, makes this a 6.5-mile loop hike.
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Hiking Tennessee

by Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll (Falcon Guides)

The Telegraph Trail is part of the 26-mile Fort Henry Trail System. From this trail you can connect to any trail in the system, which has twenty-five markers for hiker orientation. The system actually follows the route of General Ulysses S. Grant’s troops from Fort Henry in the campaign to capture Fort Donelson during the Civil War, and thus it has a historical element.

This portion of the trail begins at the South Welcome Center and passes over gentle hills and through meadows and across streams, before ending on the Fort Henry Road, where it intersects with the south end of the 65-mile North–SouthTrail. The return via the road, which is pleasant and not usually heavily traveled, makes this a 6.5-mile loop hike.

© 2016 Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Paris
Distance: 6.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Best in fall and winter
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Land Between the Lakes, USDA Forest Service
Local Maps: USGS quad 28SW Tharpe
Driving Directions: Directions to Telegraph and North–South Connector Combination Trail at Land Between the Lakes

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