Best Trails near Franklin, Tennessee

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on Burns Branch There-and-Ba...
4 days ago

hiking

Flat out and back that connects two of the Trace pull off areas. Runs along creek whole way so it gathers run off and can be wet. At least 6 creek crossings, only one of which has a bridge at this time. 840 construction not an issue (completed long ago) and trail passes under the highway (overgrown segment). To me the creek crossings are the allure of this one, while I was able to navigate all of them without wet feet I could see it being a hassle for others if the creek is higher.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
8 days ago

hiking

Nice short loop trail. I had no issues with any water crossing. I liked that the crescendo of hike is basically midway (which is where you can branch off toward another trailhead). Slightly overgrown only for a short segment. Shelter and rest rooms a bonus.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
1 month ago

hiking

To me this trail was not worth it. I went here because I wanted a change from Radnor or the Warner parks. I am pretty adventurous and love hiking, but after hiking a half mile on this trail I turned around and went to Radnor. The weeds were extremely overgrown and every 10 steps I was wiping away spider webs from my face (I ignored the ones on my legs and arms). While the drive around the Nachez Trace is worth it, I won't be back to attemp this trail.

If you do try this trail, make sure you where pants and prepare to get your feet wet in the creek crossings.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
2 months ago

hiking

NOTE - if you hike this trail it would be good to bring a towel or two - there are two crossings over the creek that you will get your feet wet - we took our boots off and had to dry our feet w our shirts. There really needs to be a bridge built (where there once use to be one) on this trail.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
2 months ago

We hiked this trail for the first time - there really should be markings along the trail to let you know you are still on the trail - the map shows. 1.6 mil for the hike - we ended up w 3.5 mil after we were done staying on the trail the way we were to go.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
3 months ago

hiking

Ended up hiking 5 miles instead of 2 because we managed to get turned around.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
4 months ago

walking

Signage is a bit confusing. Walked to wrong parking lot. So quick 1/2 hour walk turned into 2 hours. Wanted the exercise anyway. Saw several groups of ppl confused by signage.

on Pinkerton Park Trail
4 months ago

It is pretty and an easy trail. If you have trouble climbing it may not be easy for you to get to the top...it is also VERY BUSY on a beautiful day. So if a peaceful, quiet walk is what you are searching for I'd save this one for another time (:

on Pinkerton Park Trail
6 months ago

walking

It's a easy walk but very crowed and lots of children running around, as this is a active park for families. So if that's what you are looking for then you will love it.

on Old Trace Garrison Creek ...
6 months ago

hiking

Great area to hike, quiet,beautiful and not crowded

on Pinkerton Park Trail
9 months ago

civil War history here alone makes it worth going to.

on Burns Branch There-and-Ba...
10 months ago

hiking

Muddy but really pretty. LOTS of horse poo everywhere though. I'd do it again. It was a very simple hike.

on Wolf Ridge Trail
11 months ago

hiking

This trail is often used to loop around Gregory's Bald. Its hard to imagine it being used as an out and back trail. Its end destination at Parsons Bald is diminished by the fact that the "bald," itself, is practically reforested, and the nearby and far more spectacular GB is only a mile further down the GB Ridge Trail. More details on the WRT are in my review of the Gregory Bald via Twentymile Trail.