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Red Clay State Historic Park

Hiking

Connector Trail - 0.15 miles - Easy. The trail meanders through a wooded swampy area which connects you to the Council of Trees Trail. You will pass over the old road bed which used to be the original road through the park.

Blue Hole Trail - 0.2 Miles - Easy. A short nature trail, this begins at the Blue Hole Spring and ends at the farmstead. Blue Hole Spring is a sacred site for many Cherokee. The spring acted as natural landmark for the council grounds. The deep blue, clear waters of the pool provided the water for the council meetings at Red Clay.

Council of Trees Trail - 1.7 Miles - Moderate. This trail leads to the Overlook Tower. The trail is a moderate grade and is well marked.