Meriwether Lewis Loop

Nashville, Tennessee

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This hike is centered on Meriwether Lewis Monument, just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Meriwether Lewis died here in 1809, during his return trip to Washington from St. Louis. The hike begins at Grinders Stand, follows the historic Trace for a mile down to attractive Little Swan Creek, and eventually loops back to the monument area.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This hike is centered on Meriwether Lewis Monument, just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Meriwether Lewis died here in 1809, during his return trip to Washington from St. Louis.

The hike begins at Grinders Stand, follows the historic Trace for a mile down to attractive Little Swan Creek, and eventually loops back to the monument area.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: 800-305-7417; nps.gov/natr
Local Maps: USGS Gordonsburg; at trailhead and at tinyurl.com/lewismap; Natchez Trace Parkway map at tinyurl.com/natcheznash
Driving Directions: Directions to Meriwether Lewis Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

10/5/2008
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Nice trail with varied terrain and elevations. Very well marked and maintained trail with shelters for overnight stays. We will return and do this trail again and again.



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