Gordon House and Ferry Site Walk

Nashville, Tennessee 37221

Gordon House and Ferry Site Walk

Gordon House and Ferry Site Walk Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This relatively short walk is laced with history. Located just off the Natchez Trace Parkway near Columbia on the banks of the Duck River, the trail first passes by the 200-year-old Gordon House. It then picks up a section of the Old Trace, following the actual route taken by Americans of long ago. The trail ends at the edge of the Duck River, where a ferry operated for nearly a century during the 1800s."

Gordon House and Ferry Site Walk Trip Reports

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10/26/2009
Made a visit to this trail in the Fall, leaves changing, good exercise. I would not make this a destination hike by any means, but if your in the area go ahead, just nothing that spactacular. A horse trail primarily, it skirts the lake, that's seems to me very trashy and shallow. Very muddy trail in parts after rains. The guide says 3.7 miles, about right, it took 1 1/2 hours of straight through walking for me. The road back to the parking area was about .9 miles and was also uneventful. Their is a Quail habitat that is on the ending of the trail in some fields, be careful of hunts in season. Saw more squirrels in these woods than I have ever seen. The Wilderness trail is 12 mile out and back hike that also leaves from a nearby campground, I don't suspect it would offer anything better than better views of Cordell Hull Lake.
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Trail Information

Nashville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
800-305-7417; nps.gov/natr
Local Contacts
USGS Greenfield Bend; at nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/upload /Gordon-House-with-bleeds.pdf; Natchez Trace Parkway map at tinyurl.com/natcheznash
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