Memphis: Chickasaw Bluff

Stay found on this scantily marked 7.7-miler into hardwood forests and bird-filled swamps. This one-way trek ends at Poplar Lake in Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.
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Stay found on this scantily marked 7.7-miler into hardwood forests and bird-filled swamps. This one-way trek ends at Poplar Lake in Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.4

Waypoints

CBT002

Location: 35.3650665283203, -90.0326309204102

Cross Jackson Hill Rd, look for white blaze a few dozen yards N on the other side of road.; path unclear ahead; continue SW.

CBT003

Location: 35.36181640625, -90.0386199951172

Trail goes SW along Chickasaw Bluff; work around deadfall

CBT004

Location: 35.3604164123535, -90.0418319702148

Keep an eye out for faded white blazes

CBT005

Location: 35.3583679199219, -90.045280456543

Trail becomes very faint in these flats; trail continues on L

CBT006

Location: 35.3540000915527, -90.0509796142578

More dead fall; scout woods for white blaze

CBT007

Location: 35.3529167175293, -90.0512161254883

Small concrete structure

CBT008

Location: 35.3520317077637, -90.0531692504883

Open field where wild turkeys often forage; trail follows old road bed for several hundred yards

CBT009

Location: 35.3414649963379, -90.0562133789062

Intersection with Woodland Trail, continue straight ahead (SW)

CBT010

Location: 35.3377342224121, -90.0558471679688

Woodland Trail Shelter; good spot for lunch; cross paved parking lot to the S; look for white & blue blaze

CBT011

Location: 35.3308181762695, -90.0581130981445

Cross Pleasant View Rd.; tall reeds line the trail

CBT012

Location: 35.3216514587402, -90.0607528686524

Pioneer Springs Shelter; clear spring bubbling up from a sandy bottom

CBT013

Location: 35.3076324462891, -90.0678939819336

End hike @ Poplar Tree Lake

CBT001

Location: 35.3665313720703, -90.0248336791992

Head S from camground, trail descends steeply downhill