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Franklin, Tennessee Map

Very muddy in some parts. Only one overlook on the short loop.

1 month ago

Was originally planned to continue further west but that idea seems to have been abandoned. Used a lot by dog walkers. Its a pleasant enough walk, just not much to it and no climbs. There is not a waterfall but the trail passes over the Harpeth River (which is more like a small creek here)

Description said there was a waterfall yet we were unable the find one. This is definitely an easy trail, but lacking excitement.

3 months ago

I walk this trail during lunch sometimes. It's all flat and pretty much an alternative for mall walkers.

3 months ago

Pretty busy, less of a hike and more of a short jaunt. Convenient.

4 months ago

Nice park. It is easy paved path with exercise stations. Also has an earthen works Fort Granger it is an uphill climb. They are working on making stairs to get up to the Fort. On one of our walks in park we spotted an albino squirrel!

Most of the hike was great. The first part of the path was VERY overgrown and wasn't great. Also, the end part of the path continued through a creek bed which was fine if you had a horse or didn't mind wading through the water to get to the other side of the trail. Other than that, beautiful forest scenery.

This is a wonderfully peaceful trail. I recommend it to anyone trying to get a break from the city.

Beautiful area, nice trail, but POORLY marked. We will go back but be prepared to get turned around your first there.

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.