You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy a fun hike set against the breathtaking backdrop of Tennessee’s landscapes. Here are some of the best hiking spots to explore near Memphis.
Old Forest State Natural Area
Enjoy some respite from the summer heat when you hit the trails at the Old Forest State Natural Area at Overton Park. This hiking spot is just a 1-mile drive from Memphis and is a popular destination for photographers, pet walkers, bird-watchers, and nature enthusiasts. If you like to name the plants you see on your hike, make sure to download Overton Park Conservancy’s online field guides to help you classify the old forest’s flora and fauna.
Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
Boasting more than 20 miles of trails, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is located within 20 miles of Memphis. It offers a diverse array of trails to satisfy hikers of different skill levels. The 4-mile-long Pioneer Springs trail is great for beginning hikers as well as families with young kids that want a shorter adventure. Thrill-seekers will find a welcome challenge on the 3.5-mile-long Woodland Trail, which delivers about 3 miles’ worth of steep inclines and great views that will help you stay motivated to finish the hike.
Wolf River Greenway
Built to connect the people and communities of Memphis, Wolf River Greenway currently extends over 11 miles. When it’s finished, the greenway project will offer more than 36 miles of trails for walkers and bikers, linking Memphis to the Shelby Farms, Germantown, and Collierville areas. The trails have wildflower meadows for photo ops, as well as restroom and picnic areas to enhance your hike.
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