6 Beautiful Places for a Fall Hike


Maury County is a massive 616 square miles and within that 616 square miles are some of the area’s most beautiful hikes, especially during the fall season. With cooler temperatures, nature showing its ever-changing colors and plenty of area to explore you can discover the beauty within the county lines you never knew was there. These hiking trails are for everyone from beginner to advanced. As with any amount of time spent outdoors, please prepare accordingly with proper attire and supplies according to the trail.

1Chickasaw Trace Park

photo: Kenny S -TripAdvisor

1419 New Hwy 7
Columbia, TN 38401

A 240.5-acre park located just northwest of Columbia. If you are wanting a scenic view of the Duck River or Knob Creek, this is the place to find them. Here you will discover trails ranging from easy to difficult levels and from .5 miles to 1.75 miles in length. View Chickasaw Trails Map page.

2Stillhouse Hollow Falls Trail

photo: Cally M – Yelp

Stillhouse Hollow Falls Trail
Mount Pleasant, TN 38474

Stillhouse Hollow Falls Trail is a loop trail that is 1.2 miles long near Mount Pleasant. It is located in a 90-acre state natural area. You will discover a beautiful waterfall located about ⅔ the way into the trail as you hike along this trail that is good for all skill levels. Dogs are allowed but they must be on a leash. Click here for more details.

3Henry Horton State Park

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4209 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

Henry Horton State Park covers just over 1,500-acres and is located in the Chapel Hill area of Maury County. The park provides 9 different hiking trails that feature beautiful scenery and views of the Duck River. The smallest trail (Henry Horton Greenway) is an easy .25 miles of paved ground where you will see the native tree species and fields. The most difficult trail is the moderate Adeline Wilhoite River Trail Loop that runs 1.65 miles and leads to a 20-foot observation tower overlooking a wetland rehabilitation area. Visit the Henry Horton Hikingwebsite to see all trails within the park.

4Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail

photo: Kate Cassidy – All Trails

This loop trail is 1.9 miles long and is heavily traveled. It is great for all skill levels and runs along the Duck River. Along the trail, you will find some caves to explore that most seem to enjoy.

5Yanahli Park Loop

photo: Brenda Davenport – Alltrails

922 Iron Bridge Road
Columbia, TN 38401

Yanahli Park Loop is 1.7 miles of lightly trafficked trail located in Yanahli Park. The trail is paved and runs through a beautiful tree and river area. It is perfect for bird watching.

6Duck River Hike

photo: Solamen Silva – All Trails

A 1.5-mile hike that runs along the Duck River providing a stunning view of the water and the local vegetation. This hike is great for all skill levels. It is best for walking, hiking and bird watching. For a map of the trail click here.


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