Alexander Trail

EASY 21 reviews
Thompson's Station, Tennessee
Alexander Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Thompson's Station, TN that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from February until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.0 miles 59 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife


16 days ago

Confusing signage and map, the incessant sound of the machinery from the trash and recycling center, and lots of joggers.

We explored another connected trail we found and it was better but this one is not worth your time unless you are just out for a leisurely stroll at the park.


1 month ago

Not very exciting. No wildlife although we heard some woodpeckers in the distance. A little bit of a steep climb from the beginning but it leveled out. Signage is poor. Got turned around a couple of times. Not bad but with so many area trails to try I doubt we will come back


1 month ago

hiking

... living in Spring Hill I needed a trail closer than the Warner parks in Nashville. This is the ticket. There are two trails at the back of the small park. The signage is poor. Go up the first hill and you're on Alexander Trail. Keep going and you'll find Stephens Way, eventually, lol. Hint, it's towards the school down the hill. The trail pack is fairly soft; perfect for running. The scenery is good . Enjoy.


1 month ago

walking


2 months ago

hiking

The map here is incomplete, and shows only the most northern section of the trail/jogging path, or the "easy trail" as I like to call it. The other sections of the trail not shown on map are mostly wooded with a few open areas, and there are a few extreme inclines, in addition to the very extreme incline on the paved access road to the water tower and cellphone tower. I have only hiked the trails and have not biked them. If you hike the rest of the trails not shown on this map, there is no way a 2 or 3 yr old would be able to walk it on their own. Trail maps and trail signs along the trail are horrible, and indicate trail name only, with no reference of which way heads to school/baseball fields (on most southern end of trails) vs which heads to the main Thompsons Station Park (at northern end). It took me a couple times hiking the entire trails (and making wrong turns even though I thought I studied the maps) to finally learn which way to go. Very nice, secluded. Saw a deer the last time I hiked. Is very quiet except for traffic noise from Hwy 31 on eastern edge, but that section of trail can be avoided. The most comparable nearby trails to the wooded trails not shown on this map are at Percy WarnerEdwin Warner Park in Nashville and Radnor Lake in Nashville. Enjoy!


3 months ago

To clarify, the map shows only the 1-mile jogging trail that borders the main park. That has the 59-foot elevation change. But if you walk up the hill/mountain behind the main park, there are two different trails that have a lot of elevation change. There is a paved access road (to the water and cell phone towers) that goes down the mountain and separates the two dirt trails. A lot of fitness buffs like to sprint up the very steep paved road. The dirt trails., stephen's and Alexanders's, are poorly marked as others have said, but don't worry--you'll end up back at the paved road or over by the elementary school and you can find the paved way back up the mountain. The trails have something for everyone..,fitness and wildlife--butterflies and birds. Wildflowers. Some mud sometimes along the lower elevations of the trails. Highly recommend the whole place!!


4 months ago

hiking

Not worth an hour drive. It's a very nice fitness trail. I was disappointed. It also is Not marked well.


4 months ago

Great trail. Directions weren't the best. Steep climbs mixed in along with great views.


6 months ago

mountain biking

There are quite a bit of uphill sections. Great training ground for mountain bikers. Lots of rocky sections provide some technically. Nice short ride. There are sections where you can pick up some decent speed. Enjoy. Ride hard.


6 months ago

hiking

Very pretty, good for kids and dogs


6 months ago

birding

Hilly and it's pretty in the woods.


7 months ago

canoeing

Not well marked. Lost trail


9 months ago

hiking

Cool rainy day, a little slippery on the steep parts, well-maintained in the park part but no trail heads from the ball park entrance. Great little herb/flower/doggy walk path just off the path.


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1 year ago

hiking

Great little trail. You can combine Stephens way, Alexander's trail and Thompson station park to make this an easy 3.5-4 mile trail. Very well maintained even in the summer.


1 year ago

There are 2 trails here Alexander and Stephens way... this is a great trail.. clear and in a wooded area but right in the middle of the city. My one desire is there needs to be more clearly defined routes... as to which way is which...it north trail head or south trail head... I did do this one with my 10 year old daughter it wasn't bad at all.


1 year ago

hiking

There are two trails here. Stephens way (1.8 miles) and Alexander's trail (1.1 miles), that switchback over a large hill, decent inclines. There are two crossing points of each trail and you can turn this into about a 40 min hike. It is dog friendly and we enjoy it


2 years ago

hiking

Short hike but was really pretty. The park at the front looked really nice as well. I'll definitely go back when I'm in need again of a shorter walk close to home.


2 years ago

Hiked this trail today with my husband and our 2 and 3 year olds. 3 year old made it the whole way without help. Perfect first hike for her. A bit muddy, but it is March :)