Trail is nice if you like walking around in an open field. Very peaceful this time of year (December). We were lucky to see a barge coming down the river and the bluffs on the other side were cool. There are no clear signs or markers where the trails start or split off. It’s hard to know which direction you are going.

6 months ago

A great spot if you're looking for something more quiet. I went on a beautiful Saturday in September and saw no one else on the trail. Make sure to bring bug spray. As the trail neared the river I was covered in giant mosquitos. But a great spot for a nice walk with the dog or an easy trail run. Also, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there's a small outdoor bouldering wall next to the nature center!

Least favorite park in TN. The grass trails all intersect and don't have markers,along it confusing and easy to get lost. The wooded trails are covered in spiderwebs. After an hour wandering around this park, I left covered in chiggers and spiderwebs.

My favorite place for a walk in Nashville

There was no scenery or anything. I guess it could be good for someone who likes to walk unpaved trails and lives close by, but it wasn't worth driving an hour for. We mainly went to get pictures of the barn, so that was neat, but nothing else, really.

Multiple options for trail length, fairly flat or with hills.

Didn't love this hike. We just sort of wandered through a bunch of fields.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Has more of the feel that you're meandering thru a series of fields, rather than hiking an actual trail. Not necessarily a bad thing. A different vibe than other middle Tennessee parks. Great for bird watching. I find myself returning once or twice each season.

Sunday, March 05, 2017


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Monday, February 20, 2017

Good spot for a quick run with a few good hills. Also pretty good terrain for younger trail runners still finding "their legs".

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Peaceful trail. Easy to do, basically no elevation changes. Went on a hot Saturday afternoon and only saw one other person. It's pretty open, so not many shady spots. We were pretty roasted by the end. Overall an easy, quiet little trail.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Ran this during the winter and enjoyed it, but wouldn't want to run it in summer heat with no shade. The sections along the Cumberland River are pretty, and the tall grasses and shrubbery elsewhere gave the run a very different feel from heavily wooded trails in other local parks. Trails were well maintained, nice ranger station, only passed a couple of others out enjoying the day.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Really hot as there is very little shade. But a quiet, lush escape from the city with well marked and maintained trails and plenty of little wildlife to keep my eyes very busy! I can't wait to go back and explore more trails.

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Maps and signs helped alot. Fun hot run but lots of nature made. for a great Saturday run!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

2.5 Mile loop near the Cumberland river and thru pasture/farmland. Lots of birds, a snake and turtle on my walk. It is mostly flat. Not a lot of shade.

Monday, February 17, 2014

More of a walk than a hike but very lovely

Monday, October 21, 2013

Great area to hike. Lots of trails. Signage could be a little better as far as description. 3 different directions all marked "junction" at some distance isn't real helpful. But really enjoyed the variety of scenery. Picnic area there and benches scattered along the trail. Very enjoyable.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Absolutely beautiful 800+ acres of mostly meadows! The grass path is typical of meadow trails and was kept nicely mowed on a day I visited in late September. Saw at least 15 species of birds and heard more than 20. Plus three or four species of butterfly plus dragonflies. Didn't pass a single person and my car was only one in lot besides staff's. Started on the 2.3 loop, but did every other trail off of it and totaled closer to 4 miles. Bring your binoculars and water - it is a very warm, sunny place and there is much to see!

Monday, December 31, 2012

more of a walk than a hike. very peaceful especially during the week. good place for taking the dogs for a long walk. great bird watching. rolling hills. can be muddy following a rain and in winter.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bells Bend Park was originally slated to become a landfill, but the city eventually deemed it unfit to house all the citys trash. As that history alludes to, the park is fairly wide open and mostly flat.

This hike was more reminiscent of a walk on a Kansas farm than a hike in the Tennessee foothills. The trails are well-kept, mowed swaths the break up the rolling prairie-type grasses. There are some scenic spots as the trail parallels the Cumberland River.

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