Nashville, Tenn., cutting across a corner of Alabama.
The trace was used by early explorers, traders, post riders, and military men, including General Andrew
Jackson after his victory at the Battle of New Orleans. Farmers would float their produce down the
Mississippi River, sell their flatboats for lumber, then walk home via the trace.
When you drive the trace, do not speed. The speed limit is 55mph and it is strictly enforced. If you go 58,
you will get a ticket. One of the main reasons is because of all the wildlife living within the trace
boundaries. I have seen over 80 dear, 20 turkeys, rabbits, skunks, opossums and tons of squirrels.
I have camped at the Meriwether Lewis campground which is located off the Trace.
Click the above images for a few pictures along the Trace.