Pack up your pup and head to the Lady Finger Bluff Trail in the city of Parsons, Tennessee, located in the west-central portion of the state, along the Tennessee River.
Trek 2.7 miles along this scenic path where there are plenty of things to do and see. As you meander along, you and your pawtastic pup will get to cross two small bridges which take you over rushing freshwater streams. Let Fido stop here and cool off for a bit before moving on.
The path continues to wind its way to the top of the bluff through rock outcroppings and old twisted cedar trees. There are places to rest and catch your breath at this point. One photo opportunity lies within these trees, making a perfect backdrop for a selfie with your fur-ever friend! As you climb higher, the path gets a bit more challenging, and you will need to use the natural stepping stones to get to the top!
Your hard work will be rewarded with amazing views of the river, the nearby National Migratory Wildlife Refuge and the narrows of the river below. Only one boat can pass through at a time, so it is a great place to relax while watching them sail by. Anyone hungry yet? Time to take out the snacks or picnic lunch to share and enjoy the scenery!
It is important to pack plenty of water for the journey, as the summer months offer hot, humid weather. Also, your pup must remain on leash throughout, and the Tennessee Valley Authority, who manage this trail, requires owners to clean up after them. Pack in what you pack out.
The Lady Finger Bluff Trail is not to be missed in the beautiful state of Tennessee!
It is advised to stay on the path as the surrounding land can be hard to traverse. Watch out for ice in the winter months which make the boulders quite slick on the last leg of your hike to the top.