Flat Rock Cedar Glades and Barrens Hike Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Murfreesboro, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Trail at one point was not well marked. So with knowledge of the area due to recoding my walk was able to see what I was not on the trail. So had to bush wack to rejoin the actual trail and was no other issues with this excellent trail.
We enjoyed the hike and the weather was perfect. We were the only ones there today and it was nice. As others have noted the trail markings are not the best, but it is manageable. Appears the area was once a farm or some kind of area with a few house as you can see the remnants of barns, appliances, etc. in the area. If you don't have a lot of time and need to get a quick hike in this would be worthwhile.
I would agree with all previous comments. It's an easy trail, but be prepared to get a little wet and muddy after a rain. It's close and will probably go back for more adventures, and even find new trails!!
The good: it close, it's has a very open and clear feel, the vegetation is pretty
The not so good: trails are not marked all that well...but it makes for an adventure through the wilderness
Synopsis: Definitely will be adding it to my list of regular hiking spots
A sketchy sinkhole trail- only redeeming quality was the vegetation. Both of these previous descriptions are pretty accurate: "an ill maintained trail thru dumping grounds using creekbeds for trails. About as appealing as a walk thru the county dump" "The area in which the hike is located is a little disconcerting. The kind of place where you don't want to be there after dark. On the trail we encountered a LOT of dumping grounds of old washers, ovens, rusty this and that, old tires and just major trash in general"
Unless you wear GTX hiking boots/shoes avoid for 48/72 hours after a rain event. Purple trail blazes became blue and then non-existent. Some trail signs no longer erect. Not very scenic but good for burning some calories.
Nice trail, not much to look at. Pretty much had the trail to ourselves except one. Would hike again but just because it's close to house.
Very flat, not very scenic....no water.
Trail use is light and can be hard to stay on course. Not much to see but it was an easy hike. One and done for me on this trail.
only giving two stars because we got lost for about an hour. landmarks need to be updated so people don't get lost. other than that, it's a really great trail and a beautiful place to hike.
Very interesting trail. Trail signs were difficult to follow. Light traffic. Overall had a fun experience.
This was an easy trail but there were some areas where it wasn't as well marked as it could be. It had just rained so it was muddy and there were areas where you had to cross small streams.