Fairview Gullies Loop at Natchez Trace State Park

Wildersville, Tennessee 38388

Fairview Gullies Loop at Natchez Trace State Park

Fairview Gullies Loop at Natchez Trace State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"One of the more interesting (and perhaps shortest) hikes at the Trace is the 1-mile Fairview Gullies Loop (park materials show it as a 3-mile loop), through an area shown in the 1930s photographs at the Park Office Museum as a poster child of the level of degradation that was faced by President Theodore Roosevelt and the New Deal in restoration efforts.

The photographs show an area of washed-out, barren soil, riddled with deep gullies of erosion, which could support almost no life at all. The trail now leads over ferns and other undergrowth, through firs and beech trees, and wanders down steep ravines caused by the erosion of the sandy clay hills. The contours, under their green cover, demonstrate just how severely these lands were damaged at one time."

Fairview Gullies Loop at Natchez Trace State Park Trip Reports

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12/14/2002
Good look at erosion damage and kudzu. Trail is actually only about 1.5 miles long. Trail is available for adoption to assist rangers with upkeep. For info contact Ranger Hill at 731-968-2310
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Trail Information

Wildersville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
1
Distance
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
520 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Natchez Trace State Resort Park, 901-968-3742
Local Contacts
USGS quad 21SW, Holladay
Local Maps

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