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Patrol Day Hikes // Feb 2024

One of the great benefits of heading out on any of our trips is that we’re able to unplug from our digital world for a few days. Electronics are allowed while traveling to our destinations, but we have a longstanding rule that
Scouts are not allowed to use electronics while on our trips (i.e. if brought they’ll be left in vehicles and not used during the trip).


WHAT: Individual Patrols will take day hikes on their own. This page is to list some day hikes for Patrols to consider. The specifics of any schedule/details are up to each Patrol.
DATE: time/location TBD on Feb 10


There are a variety of day hikes in the Franklin area, this list is not mean to comprehensive but to provide ideas for Patrols planning their specific hike. Listed in alphabetical order.
: this might be some of the best hiking in the local area. Lots of options to choose from, you could easily hike 5-10 miles with a variety of interesting terrain.
: this is on the simpler side, there are several 1-2 mile trails along/around the Duck River and some stream offshoots that could be combined for 4-6 miles.
: probably the closest option for a lot of people, this offers some surprisingly technical terrain for being in the middle of Brentwood. One pass around all of their trails is around 7 miles, with some that include pretty challenging elevation.
: this is a good option if you’re going for some mileage. There are several shorter trails, but also a ~10 mile loop. There are a few neat historical features along the trail (old ore pits, historic cabins and buildings).
: we’ve done a fair bit of day hiking here as a Troop, it’s easy to get to and is easy to customize distance (it’s a simple out and back). Popular starting points include Garrison Creek and Burns Branch.
: this park offers some beautiful trails and some challenging elevation if you’re interested. Lots of opportunity to see wildlife on the trail. Parking can be a challenge here, so carpooling to reduce the number of parking spots you need is strongly recommended.
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