Millenium Trail Day Hike

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Showings

Edgar Evans State Park Sun, Jan 27 9:30 AM

Description

Event Details

Join the Team Lightning on this difficult 8 mile day hike through Edgar Evins State Park. Laid out by the Tennessee Trails Association, it offers a rugged, challenging hike on land managed by Tennessee State Parks and the Army Corps of Engineers. Set on the peninsula of Center Hill Lake, the Millennium Trail traverses formerly settled land, rocky ridges, lakeside bluffs, and lush wooded hollows.


When: January 27nd, at 8:30am (Carpool) or 9:30am (Trailhead)
Where: Edgar Evins State Park
1630 Edgar Evins State Park Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582

Cost: FREE

Trip Leader: Carl Hoagey

Difficulty: This is considered a strenuous trail with steep inclines and descents. 
Registration Deadline: Online registration closes on Thursday, January at 24th at 3pm.
Group Size Limit: 15 participants


POLICIES


Children Policy: This event is open to ages 14 and up with parental participation.
Dog Policy: Friendly dogs on leashes who have prior hiking experience are permitted
Weather Policy: This is a drizzle, snow or shine event. This event will be cancelled with heavy rain or icy conditions.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please email teamlightning@wrlt.com so your spot can become available to another participant.


ABOUT THE TRAIL


Drive time to trailhead from Nashville: About 1 hour with no time zone change
Hike Distance: 7.8 miles
Hike Elevation Gain: Approx 1377 Feet
Estimated Hike Time: Approx 5 hours

The plan is to meet at the Ranger Station at 9:30am CST and expect to finish the hike in about 5 hours, around 3pm. Plan to return to Nashville around 5:00-6:00pm.

You will need to supply your own lunch, plenty of water, and snacks. Wear comfortable hiking clothes and shoes appropriate for weather. Cash (suggested $3-5) for drivers if you carpool.

 

This is one of Middle Tennessee’s newer trails. Laid out by the Tennessee Trails Association, it offers a rugged, challenging hike on land managed by Tennessee State Parks and the Army Corps of Engineers. Set on the peninsula of Center Hill Lake, the Millennium Trail traverses formerly settled land, rocky ridges, lakeside bluffs, and lush wooded hollows. This is a challenging hike, no doubt about it. When the Tennessee Trails Association laid out this path, they wanted to take hikers to all of the highlights found on this hilly shoreline of Center Hill Lake. They met their goal. But to visit all these points and stay on public land, the Millennium Trail had to make some serious twists and turns and ups and downs. But every step is worth it. Be well rested and adventurous in spirit when tackling this trail, then you will have a good time.


Car Pool: 


Twice Daily Convenience Store

Address: 5544 Old Hickory Blvd, Hermitage, TN 37076
Departing at 8:30 am


Park: Edgar Evins State Park  

Address: 3696 Bell Rd, Nashville, TN 37214


Get on I-40 E from Stewarts Ferry towards Knoxville

Follow I-40 to Exit 268

T/R continue on TN-96 towards Silver Point

Drive into Park Entrance at TN96/141 entrance














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