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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

8.5 miles, trail difficulty:beginner to intermediate

Address: 910 Riddick Road Millington, TN 38053
Phone: 901-876-5215  Email:

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Here's what you need to know:

  1. Getting here - open daylight to dark, closed in wet conditions
  2. Parking & Trailers - pull-through parking.
  3. Family Friendly - yes
  4. Trail Difficulty - beginner to intermediate
  5. Trail Info - shared with hikers, lake view, 2 trailheads at old stables, .
  6. Amenities - picnic tables, grill, restrooms, wash bay, tie rails.
  7. Events & entertainment - organized rides by permit only.
  8. Lodging - N/A
  9. Hookups - N/A
  10. Stalls - N/A


From their site:

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is a 12,539-acre hardwood bottomland area bordering the mighty Mississippi River 13 miles north of Memphis featuring mature Bald Cypress and Tupelo swamp. Most of the facilities are on top of the majestic Chickasaw Bluffs that rise from the bottomlands and are covered with large oaks, American beech, hickory and sweet gum. There are 10 state Champion Trees and two National Champion Trees as well as endangered and protected plants.

The eight and one half mile Horse Trail is open to horses and hikers.

It meanders along a bluff with the largest loop overlooking Poplar Tree Lake. Rental horses are not available. Visitors must bring their own horse. The horse trail closes for inclement weather and wet conditions. Please call 901-876-5215 to see if the trail is open. Trail and topography maps are available at the visitors center.

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