I did this short hike today despite some reviews. I agree, the fishing areas are disgustingly filled with debris and I could see it being overgrown. I was wearing long sleeves and being fall, the trail was not to thick. I may go back to check out longer sections if I'm in the area.
* would not do this trail in spring or summer!!
P. S. the seemingly abandoned park area was creepy.
Hardly ever maintained, but I do have a lot of fun exploring out here. The trail heads are easy to find at Walter hill dam and at nice mill dam, but the trails can get overrun by growth and debris. Not usually trashed, but the more popular fishing spots can be.
Fun to explore if you're wanting to go somewhere where you will see zero people.
Murfreesboro is relatively flat but from a trail running perspective only it does have enough elevation change and obstacles to provide a challenging run, especially if you up your pace. The trail goes along the river which adds some scenery. Stones River Battlefield is a more groomed trail, if that is what you are looking for.
Good hike...probably great if you're a horse or riding one. We were walking with three small kids in June. Thankfully not recently rainy or it'd been a mudfest. The 1.5 mile length makes it a good recommendation for kids if u can handle the bugs, webs, and other minor trail stuff.
Easy course and some hills. You will have to run single file for most of the run if you bring a friend. The trail was confusing at times. I think this is a great trail for a first time trail runner. I ran 3 miles out and turned around for a total of 6 miles. I saw horses at the park but none on the trail.
This is a very nice trail that runs in about nine miles in each direction east or west of the trailhead/parking area located on the map. Restrooms and a picnic area can also be found just west of the parking area. The trail is well marked and well maintained and is used for hiking as well as horseback riding. Bring your camera as views of the river can be seen most of the way along with a variety of birds and an occasional deer. Dogs are allowed. The only downside is that it can be a bit muddy, particularly during the colder months.