Tennessee State Parks celebrating National Trails Day, free events


June 3rd, 2017, this coming Saturday, will be American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day.

Across the US there will be multiple events located in some of the beautiful state parks our country offers.

According to TN.gov, since 1993, the American Hiking Society has set aside the first Saturday in June as a National Trails Day.

Tennessee, being home to many state parks, has a plethora of events scattered on and around June 3rd.

These events include ranger-led day hikes, night hikes, history hikes, nature hikes and trail clean-up hikes. With such wide-ranging events, there is something out there for every outdoor enthusiast to take advantage of.

For residents in and around Rhea County, there are a few state parks close to home with events planned.

On June 3rd from 3 to 5 p.m, there will be a hike to Gee Creek Falls at the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park. They will be exploring remnants of an old mining community and also provides an opportunity to swim in the pool beneath the 12 foot waterfall.

On June 3rd starting at 10 a.m there is day hike at Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville, TN.

There are also numerous events at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Spencer, TN.

To see a full list of events in Tennessee and for information for registering, please visit http://tnstateparks.com/about/special-events/national-trail-day/.

All events are free to attend.

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