Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Old Trace Walk



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Location: Old Trace Walk turnout, Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 403.7), Duck River, TN
County: Hickman
Coordinates: N 35° 41.667    W 087° 18.619
  35.69445    -87.31031666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



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Old Trace Walk


Preserved here is a 2,000-foot long section of the original Old Natchez Trace which follows a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River.

A 10-15 minute stroll will take you to the end of the trail and back and provide a change of pace from driving.

As you walk the Old Trace imagine the ordeal of early 1800's travelers who had to make 20 to 30 miles a day on foot or horseback.

National Park Service.


National Park Service.