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Big Hill Pond State Park- Walking Tall 50K Race Route

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Thirty one miles of mainly singletrack trail


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Map Key

32.8

Miles

52.7

KM

94%

Runnable

602' 184 m

High

379' 116 m

Low

3,666' 1,117 m

Up

3,674' 1,120 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The race will feature a fire tower that you'll have to climb and a swamp boardwalk that is almost a half-mile across.

The race will offer enough scenery and elevation for the most grizzled trail runner but should be doable for the first timer.

Description

After the first 25K, you'll leave the campground and travel on the park road to the Rocky Knob Trail, a challenging trail featuring some interesting rock formations. This trail intersects with the horse trail on the northwest end of the park.

This is a wider mainly flat trail that will give you time to rest to get ready to climb the trails to the watchtower passing through one of the most remote, beautiful, and unused trails in the park. You then arrive at the fire tower once again and after leaving the firetower, travel back to the start on the west and north end of Travis McNatt lake.

Flora & Fauna

Hardwoods and pine forests, deer, turkey and squirrels.

History & Background

The history of the area comes from the local sheriff Buford Pusser, who is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices along the Mississippi–Tennessee state line.

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Shared By:

Tracy King

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Boardwalk across Travis McNatt Lake.
Jan 15, 2021 near Selmer, TN
View of Travis McNatt Lake
Jan 15, 2021 near Selmer, TN
Dismal Swamp Boardwalk
Jan 15, 2021 near Selmer, TN
Wildflowers on the levee
Jan 17, 2021 near Selmer, TN

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