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Pinson Mounds Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Pinson Mounds Nature Trail covers most of the major formations at Pinson Mounds in a 3.1-mile hike and also provides a wooded walk and boardwalk access to an overlook over the Forked Deer River, winding past many of the fifteen sacred ceremonial mounds found on the site."
--Kelley Roark and Stuart Carroll, Hiking Tennessee (Falcon Guides).
Nice, well-maintained walk/hike. Nice optional climb up on the highest mound in the park. The beginning and end of this trail is paved. I say it is about 40% of the walk. The rest is on a wooded trail that is very moderate in terms of incline. Wooden stairs and bridges have been built to make some inclines and streams easier. We enjoyed the boardwalk, which is an alternate route/side excursion that starts where the paved trail splits to the wooded portion of the nature trail. We went out on the boardwalk, but had to turn around towards the end as it was blocked for board replacement. Overall a very diverse and well-maintained trail. The drive from Hwy 45 out to the park is rather scenic. It has some of the most wide-open vistas I have seen in west Tennessee. We will definitely be back.
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