Henry Horton State Park Wild Turkey Trail

Nashville, Tennessee

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This is a hike for those who love woods, ponds, and the opportunity to see wildlife, including wild turkeys. Hickory and oak trees dominate the woods. A small pond is jumping with frogs and toads in the fall. The Wild Turkey Trail is located in the 1,200-acre Henry Horton State Park, near Chapel Hill. The trailhead is adjacent to the parking area. Go into the woods, heading southeast. Depending on the season of the year, mosquitoes can be a nuisance—especially spring and fall. Take the path to the edge of the pond, where there is a bench facing the water. This is one of the most interesting sections of the hike. In spring and fall the pond is overrun with frogs, toads, and other smaller amphibians. Near the edge of the pond is a good place to look for animal and bird tracks.
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by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)

This is a hike for those who love woods, ponds, and the opportunity to see wildlife, including wild turkeys. Hickory and oak trees dominate the woods. A small pond is jumping with frogs and toads in the fall. The Wild Turkey Trail is located in the 1,200-acre Henry Horton State Park, near Chapel Hill.

The trailhead is adjacent to the parking area. Go into the woods, heading southeast. Depending on the season of the year, mosquitoes can be a nuisance—especially spring and fall. Take the path to the edge of the pond, where there is a bench facing the water. This is one of the most interesting sections of the hike. In spring and fall the pond is overrun with frogs, toads, and other smaller amphibians. Near the edge of the pond is a good place to look for animal and bird tracks.

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Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 2.3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Best Times: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Henry Horton State Park
Local Maps: USGS: Farmington
Driving Directions: Directions to Henry Horton State Park: Wild Turkey Trail

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