Tennessee Trails

Immerse yourself in history on the Tennessee Civil War Trails. Hardin County highlights are the Cherry Mansion, headquarters of General U.S. Grant during the Battle of Shiloh, and Johnston's Last Bivouac, site of General Albert Sidney Johnston's camp the night before the battle.

Get off the beaten path on Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways, two of which pass through Hardin County. On the Walking Tall Trail, you'll get acquainted with real American legends, from music pioneers to the South's favorite lawman. You'll see first hand how the Civil War shaped the area, and tour one of America's best preserved battlefields. On the Tennessee River Trail, you'll live the stories of the river through outdoor adventure, historic sites, quaint small towns, and so much more!

The Tennessee River Trail Scenic Byway meanders for over 600 miles through picturesque countryside and small, hometown America. Cross a river by ferry, see major Civil War battle sites, bird watch, canoe, fish, visit the ranch of renowned country singer Loretta Lynn, and see the impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Whether you’re a history buff, an environmentalist, or an outdoor recreation enthusiast, the byway invites you to drive and discover!

Brochures on each of these trails are available by calling (800) 552.3866 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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