Current River Trail – Echo Bluff
Current River Trail
The current river trail is a rugged hiking trail that runs through Echo Bluff State park. It can be accessed from Echo Bluff state park by following a short section of dirt road to the entrance. There is no traditional trailhead for the trail, but the trail is clearly marked throughout. The trail can be hiked as an out and back, and provides scenic views of the current river and surrounding area. After a few miles (coming from Echo Bluff), there is a road crossing where the trail is offset by a few hundred feet to the left. At this point the trail becomes more rugged and strenuous, continuing for several miles. The entire trail is roughly 5.25 miles in length one way, with an estimated hiking time of 5 hours and 15 minutes.
Preparing for the Trail
Hiking can be a strenuous activity. Be sure to prepare before heading out!
- Always let someone know where you are going, and when you plan to return.
- Bring plenty of water and food, and don’t overdo it.
- Download/print a map of the trail section beforehand, as you will not have cell service on much of the trail.
You May Experience
- Natural Surface.
- Rocks, roots, or downed vegetation on trail.
- Wood or stone steps.
- Steep grades and inclines more than 10%.
- Bluffs or drop-offs next to the trail
- Water/stream crossing without bridges.
- Road highway crossing.