Alexander Trail

EASY 58 reviews

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

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
68 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 months ago

It's a nice trail, with not too many people. There's really only 1 overlook, but there is plenty of plant life to make it interesting. Kids won't have much trouble with this trail. We took a 3 year old, and she had to be carried up a couple of the big inclines. There seems to be multiple paths that you can take, so it can be longer than the 1 mile listed. We ended up doing about 3.5. It was a great day to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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8 months ago

Love this trail! It's super close, convenient and beautiful. Can be a little confusing to navigate at times since it intersects another trail. But you can find your way out by connecting to google maps, as the trail is visible.

8 months ago

Great hidden gem! It's dog friendly, and I'd definitely do it again. The only downside is there's really poor trail labeling. There are a few loop trails so you can make the hike as long as you want. Beautiful views from an unexpected place!

9 months ago

This little hike is a hidden gem in Thompsons Station. The trees are beautiful and there are several outlooks that are gorgeous. I love that you can take your dog on a leash and there are several hills that make it feel a little challenging. It's a nice break from the busyness and great if you don't have the time to drive to a larger hike area. There are also plenty of benches if you need to rest as well as a picnic table. It's at the back end of Thompson Station Park behind the Mars Dog Park. A great hike for newbies and kids. The only drawback is you can loop around a few times and get a little lost because the signage is confusing. Take a photo of the map at the onset so you know where you are going. Gorgeous hike in October. See pictures.

10 months ago

We found this trail to be ideal for a family hike with children ranging from 4 to 16 years of age. Beautiful scenery and at one point came upon a field of wild flowers with hundreds of butterflies, outstanding.

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10 months ago

I felt I was walking in the midst of a mini forest. The trees are spectacular.