This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike Tennessee Ambassador Victoria!
When: Saturday, April 28th, 2018. Meet at Turkey Call Trailhead parking area at 9:45 am CST, we will start hiking at 10.
Where: Big Hill Pond State Park in Pocahontas, TN. This is about 1.5 hrs east of Memphis, 1 hr south of Jackson, and 3 hrs southwest of Nashville.
Hike Info: This is a fairly hilly hike for West TN within a quiet but beautiful state park. We will start from the Turkey Call Trailhead parking area and complete a counterclockwise loop along the Turkey Call Trail (where there is a lookout tower with scenic views), the Cypress Dismal Swamp Boardwalk, the Azaela Day Spring Loop, and the Dogwood Point Trail. Total length is 8 miles, but there is a 5 mile loop option for those wanting a shorter hike. Hopefully we'll see some blooming dogwoods! GWH trail rating is green/yellow. Ladies only please!
Directions: From the visitor center (typically closed on weekends), take a right onto the road/horse trail and continue about 2 miles until you reach a fork in the road. Take the right fork which will lead you 0.35 mi to the parking area. This road is gravel so let me know ahead of time if your car can't go down it and I can pick you up from the visitor center. A map of the park can be found here: http://tnstateparks.com/assets/pdf/additional-content/park-maps/04-big-hill.jpg
Preparing for hike: make sure to eat a meal or snack and hydrate, wear comfortable layers (as you hike you will warm up), tennis shoes or hiking boots with good tread, at least a liter or more of water, hiking snack, first aid supplies as needed, sunglasses, hat, camera, bug spray, and most importantly a positive attitude. Any other questions or concerns feel free to ask in comments below!
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