Rock Island State Park, Warren/White Counties
April 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS.
Rock Island State Park is located in the Eastern Highland Rim on the Caney Fork River in Middle Tennessee. The town of Rock Island was a thriving community in pioneer days and a major stop on the Kentucky to Alabama road. The Great Falls Cotton Mill operated there from 1892 to 1902 and the main building is still standing high above the river. The hike will begin at the overlook of Twin Falls. We will then follow alongside the river downstream to the Blue Hole and loop back past a small cave and waterfall. The trail has a rich spring flora with over 100 species recorded during the TNPS plant inventory in 2012. Bring your camera and enjoy the spring wildflowers. After lunch at the Market we will hike the very short but amazingly diverse Badger Flat loop.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate 2 mile hike
Contact/Leader: Dennis Horn 931-461-0262 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Place/Time: Meet at Twin Falls Parking Lot, 10 AM Central
Directions: On US Hwy 70 South, midway between Sparta and McMinnville, turn onto Hwy 136. Continue past the small town of Rock Island (gas station and archway) and over the Caney Fork River. Turn left onto the first road past the bridge (Powerhouse Rd). It will have a sign saying ‘to Twin Falls.’ In about 2 mi. this road will dead end at the Twin Falls parking lot.
Lunch: Bring water, snacks, and camera