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Rock Island State Park offers guided hikes
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Wildflower Hike and book signing with Mary Priestley,
March 11-12 at 2 p.m.
Meet at Twin Falls Overlook for a book signing and guided 1.5-mile hike on the Downstream Trail.
Priestley is the author of “William’s Wildflowers,” “Voices of the Wilderness,” and “What if Trees Could Walk?”

Blue Hole Trail Hike with Mary Priestley,
March 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Meet at the Blue Hole Trailhead. This is a steep, half-mile, one-way trail that winds down and along beautiful waterfalls and seeps, ending at the Blue Hole. It has many steep steps, but is sure to please with numerous ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. Sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet/muddy are required.

Great Falls: history talk and walk, March 18
Join ranger Nathaniel Garrison at Great Falls Overlook for a view of the 30-foot Horseshoe Falls. Learn about the historical significance of the river and long relationship to this area. The hike will travel down the rugged Gorge Access Trail if the dam is closed. Meet at the Old Mill parking lot. Sturdy shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet/muddy are required.
For more information, contact Garrison at 686-2471, ext. 4 or by email, nathaniel.garrison@tn.gov.
Spring Hike: Blue Hole Trail,
March 18 at 10 a.m.
Meet ranger Garrison at the Blue Hole Trailhead. This is a steep, half-mile, one-way trail that winds down and along beautiful waterfalls and seeps, ending at the Blue Hole.
 
Family friendly guided hike with the state naturalist, March 19 at 10 a.m.
Meet Tennessee state naturalist Randy Hedgepath and enjoy a 1.5-mile moderate hike to view native spring wildflowers on the Downstream Trail. Randy’s extensive knowledge and fun personality are sure to please hikers of all ages. Meet at the Twin Falls Overlook off Powerhouse Road in White County.