Chaparral Trail


Former Tennessee Valley Native Plant Nursery and adjoining stables

This short trail leads to the National Park Service Mounted Patrol Stables and the former Tennessee Valley Native Plant Nursery. This is the halfway point on the way to the Tennessee Valley Beach. There is also a bench where the Chaparral Trail leads off the Tennessee Valley Trail. 

You'll find a bathroom and a couple of tables there to rest or share a picnic. The stables and the corral will have a few horses hanging out; stop and greet them. 

Be on the look out for the mounted patrol, they may be saddling up or returning from duty.

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0.66 miles round-trip

Elevation Gain

37.00 feet

Elevation Loss

-154.00 feet

Typical Tread Width

65 Inches

Minimum Tread Width

25 Inches

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