Montgomery Bell State Park Jim Bailey Nature Trail, Wildcat Trail, Ore Pit Trail, and Montgomery Bell Trail

Nashville, Tennessee

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This is a trail for those who love history, the woods, historic buildings, and creeks. Follow the trail up and down through woods past iron ore pits dug in 1801. Investigate the restored Presbyterian church complex from 1810. Burns is located 40 miles west of Nashville. Stop at the park headquarters and pick up a map and interpretive brochures. This hike combines the Jim Bailey Nature Trail, the Wildcat Trail, the Ore Pit Trail, and the Montgomery Bell Trail to present the best of the 3,782-acre Montgomery Bell State Park. The hike covers several important areas in the park, including the Jim Bailey Nature Trail, the ore pits dug in the early 1800s for iron ore, the hardwood forests and creeks, and the restored 1810 Presbyterian church complex.

Montgomery Bell State Park: Jim Bailey Nature Trail, Wildcat Trail, Ore Pit Trail, and Montgomery Bell Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This is a trail for those who love history, the woods, historic buildings, and creeks. Follow the trail up and down through woods past iron ore pits dug in 1801. Investigate the restored Presbyterian church complex from 1810. Burns is located 40 miles west of Nashville.

Stop at the park headquarters and pick up a map and interpretive brochures. This hike combines the Jim Bailey Nature Trail, the Wildcat Trail, the Ore Pit Trail, and the Montgomery Bell Trail to present the best of the 3,782-acre Montgomery Bell State Park. The hike covers several important areas in the park, including the Jim Bailey Nature Trail, the ore pits dug in the early 1800s for iron ore, the hardwood forests and creeks, and the restored 1810 Presbyterian church complex."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 4.8
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Montgomery Bell State Park
Local Maps: USGS: Burns
Driving Directions: Directions to Montgomery Bell State Park: Jim Bailey Nature Trail, Wildcat Trail, Ore Pit Trail, and Montgomery Bell Trail

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May 2018