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

Zone 7

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

Missouri

PC Cliff Henderson, All Rights Reserved

Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail

5.6 mile lollipop loop; 216ft. elevation gain; Easy

River; cliffs; rocks; forest; southern Kansas City

Blue River Parkway and Minor Park Trail Guide

Arkansas

PC Antrell Williams, CC BY-ND 2.0

LOViT: Ode to Bench

4.6 out & back; 307ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Forest; lake; views; Ouachita National Forest

LOViT: Ode to Bench Trail Guide

Kentucky

PC David Black, All Rights Reserved

Harrods Creek Park

3.6 mile lollipop loop; 281ft. elevation gain; Moderate

Forest; creek; Prospect

Harrods Creek Park Trail Guide

Tennessee

PC Michael Hicks, CC BY-ND 2.0

Paw Paw Trail

3.2 mile lollipop loop with spurs; 393ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; creek; waterfall; rocks; views; Fall Creek Falls State Park

Paw Paw Trail Guide

Zone 8

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

Louisiana

PC formulanone, CC BY-SA 2.0

Bonnett Carre Spillway Trail

5.2 miles out & back; 59ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; lake; views; meadow; La Place

Bonnett Carre Spillway Trail Guide

Mississippi

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Natchez Trace NST: Yockanookany Section

8.6 miles point to point; 561ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; views; lake; swamp; Madison

Natchez Trace NST: Yockanookany Section Trail Guide

Alabama

PC Brent Moore, CC BY-NC 2.0

Big Tree Short Cut Loop and Needles Eye

8.5 mile lollipop loop with spur; 823ft. elevation gain; Moderately Strenuous

Forest; rocks; bluffs; creek; Sipsey Wilderness

Big Tree Short Cut Loop and Needles Eye Trail Guide

Florida

Guana, Timmucuan, and South Point Loop Trail Loop

9.2 mile loop with spur; 45ft. elevation gain; Easy

Forest; swamp; lake; views; wildlife; Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Guana, Timucuan, and South Point Loop Trail Loop Trail Guide