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Natural Tunnel Trail

 4.0 (2)

7.9 Miles 12.8 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

481' 147 m

Ascent

-481' -147 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

1,070' 326 m

High

876' 267 m

Low

Shared By Charles Elmore

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An 8-mile round trip trail featuring the 296' long Bennett Spring Natural Tunnel.

Charles Elmore

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Open year round, from sunrise to sundown. Foot traffic only.

Runner Notes

Rocks and roots are particularly dangerous for ankles on this trail.

Description

An 8 mile round trip trail featuring the 296' long Natural Tunnel within the Bennett Spring State Park. This mostly singletrack trail includes many different habitats, including bottomland and upland forests, tall bluffs, sunny fields, small and large creeks, and the more than a century old Jenkins Family Cemetery. The abundant wildlife along the trail include deer, squirrels, many woodland birds and insects, including ticks and chiggers in the summer months. The trail overlaps the Savanna Ridge Trail for a mile along the west side of Spring Hollow.

Flora & Fauna

The open woodlands and glades are glorious with wildflowers during spring and fall. The wooded areas support abundant wildlife including deer, squirrels, chipmunks, many woodland birds and insects, including ticks.

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