Lucius Burch Natural Area

Bring snacks, water, sunscreen, and a hat. Wear and either sneakers or hiking boots and dress in layers. It is also good to bring a backpack if you wish to remove layers. Bring bug spray. This is an easy hike on well marked trails, perfect for those new to hiking. We hike between 2-4 hours.

The Park:

Lucius Burch Natural Area is a 728-acre natural area located in Germantown and Shelby County and is a part of a larger 6,000-acre county park. The natural area is a remnant of historic river meanders, bald cypress-water tupelo swamps, bottomland hardwood forests, and open river channel habitat. Unfortunately, much of this ecosystem has been significantly altered as a result of change in hydrology and the invasion of common privet, an invasive exotic pest plant. Lucius Burch Natural Area offers passive recreation activities such as day hiking, bird watching, and wildlife viewing within the metropolitan Memphis area.

Directions:

The parking lot is just south of the Germantown and Walnut Grove. Drive all the way into the back parking lot.  Google Map of our regular meetup locations.

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  • Sheila D.

    7.4 miles. No wonder my legs still hurt today. :)

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Gavin A.

    For anyone who's interested, here is the GPS route for the Blue Trail

    http://runkeeper.com/user/claidheamdanns/route/1904944

    2 · March 10, 2013

  • Jenna

    There were a couple group pics taken. Could whoever has those pics please upload them? Pretty please?

    March 9, 2013

    • Dana M

      Done. Sorry for the delay.

      March 9, 2013

    • Jenna

      It's no problem. Thank you so much for posting them!

      March 9, 2013

  • Dee

    Great hike today

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Jenna

    I had a good time on the hike! I'm looking forward to going again.

    2 · March 9, 2013

  • JT W.

    Another great hike! Enjoyed seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new people as well.

    3 · March 9, 2013

  • Dana M

    Running late. Folks, it is at the intersection of Walnut Bend and Germantown road across the street from a gas station. I should not have put an address. It is a field, not a building an therefor has no address. I thought I put the address of the gas station but apparently GPS is taking folks to Lowe's. I give up!

    March 9, 2013

    • Dana M

      I think the sign to the park says gate 19 Shelby Farms.

      March 9, 2013

    • Jenna

      We found it! Its across the street from the Lowes and circle k. We're parked at the entrance.

      March 9, 2013

  • Roxy

    May be running a few minutes late but headed that way!

    March 9, 2013

  • Desi

    Unfortunately my allergies arent going to allow it :(

    March 8, 2013

  • Dee

    I am looking forward to the hike!

    March 7, 2013

  • Jenna

    I'm so excited!

    March 6, 2013

  • Gavin A.

    Someone can correct me, if I'm wrong on this, but I think we usually hike about 5 miles on this one. It's an in and out hike, with no particular destination, so you are welcome to hike in as far as you are able and then turn back.

    March 3, 2013

    • Dana M

      Total length is 7 miles but we will accommodate the needs of whomever shows up.

      March 3, 2013

    • Gavin A.

      Ah yes, you are correct. Jamie, it's not a strenuous hike, though, so come along.

      March 3, 2013

  • Gavin A.

    Looks like my oldest son and I will be coming along.

    March 3, 2013

  • Jenna

    How long is this hike? The Herb Parsons hike is 5.5 miles. I might have someone willing to take me but she is out if shape and is concerned about how long the trail is.

    March 3, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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