Hike the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Lady’s Bluff Trail
The Lady’s Bluff Trail is a 2.6-mile trail (round-trip) in Perry County (north of Mousetail Landing State Park). The trail offers limestone outcrops, abundant wildflowers, and spectacular views of the Tennessee River. There is a large population of aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) along the bluff. Aromatic aster is rare in west Tennessee. Also along the bluff are September elm (Ulmus serotina) and wall-rue (Asplenium ruta-muraria). Along the way to the bluff are some excellent examples of limestone rock outcrop communities. We should see black-stemmed spleenwort, rattlesnake-master, Allegheny spurge, woodland stonecrop, heartleaf noseburn, blue ash, Carolina leaf-flower, and Ohio buckeye as well as a number of plants found in mesic environments.
Difficulty: The trail is rated as easy to moderate. For additional information visit https://www.tva.gov/Environment/Recreation/TVA%E2%80%93Trails/Lady%27s-Bluff-Trail ⤤.
Leader: Allan J. Trently
Meeting Place: Meet at Fat Man’s Keystop (11668 Highway 412 W, Linden, TN)
Time: 9:30 AM Central
Lunch: Bring lunch
Facilities: At the meeting place