Patreon December/January Featured Hikes – Zone 7 (Eastern Mountains) & Zone 8 (Southeast & Gulf States)

Zone 7

Eastern Mountain States (Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri)

Missouri

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DeClue Trail

8.4 mile loop; 910ft. elevation gain; Strenuous

Woods; prairie; St. Louis Metro Area

https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7012275/declue-trail

Arkansas

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Centerpoint Trail

7.4 miles out & back; 1,262ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Woods; Cabin; Creek; Buffalo National River

https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7042383/centerpoint-trail

Kentucky

4 Mile Loop

4.6 mile loop; 911ft. elevation gain; Strenuous

Rocks; forest; views; Perry Park

https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7070779/perry-park-trail-system-4-mile-loop

Tennessee

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Middle Prong Trail

8.3 miles out &back; 1,140ft. elevation gain; Strenuous

Waterfalls; streams; forests; ruins; Great Smokey Mountains National Park

Middle Prong Trail

Zone 8

Southeast & Gulf states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)

Louisiana

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Kincaid Loop

9.3 mile loop; 465ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Lake; forest; views; Kisatchie National Forest

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/louisiana/kincaid-loop-trail

Mississippi

Shockaloe Trail

9.6 mile loop; 278ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; stream crossings; Bienville National Forest

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/mississippi/shockaloe-trail

Alabama

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Hurricane Creek Park

2.06 miles out & back; 256ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Forest; creeks; Hurricane Creek Park

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/hurricane-creek-park-loop–102

Florida

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Caloosahatchee Regional Park North

10.4 mile loop; 87ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Forest; challenging trail; wildlife; Lee County

https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7026071/caloosahatchee-regional-park-north