Perimeter Trail

EASY 40 reviews
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Perimeter Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairview, Tennessee that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
587 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

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18 days ago

I do the Perimeter Trail on a somewhat regular basis and really enjoy the different areas you go through.

trail running
24 days ago

I would rate this trail between easy and moderate, but on the easier side. Its nice and wide most of the way and not nearly as rocky and rooty as other trails. I started at the Lake picnic area, took Blue Dome to Red Perimeter and stayed on that all the way back to the car. Just over four miles took less than an hr running with the dog. Plenty of little creaks for pups to drink from/play in. There were other people on the trail, but not enough to call it crowed by any means. I will be back and probably run it twice without the dog.

hiking
26 days ago

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1 month ago

Easy 4.5 miles fun ride!

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6 months ago

Perimeter trails are often not the most scenic or rewarding because you're basically hiking the outer boundaries of the park (w/ occasional views of nearby houses, roads, power lines, etc). Bowie is one of the nicest and most unspoiled parks in middle Tennessee. The park's perimeter trail, although really nice, is my least favorite, but there are so many adjoining "interior" trails that you can incorporate them into the perimeter route for a much more scenic tour.

hiking
6 months ago

This is an easy trail for beginners or families. Trail is wide and not a lot of cross trails. Only trail markings are at the beginning and the few cross trails. Nice quiet area that has a few houses and farms around it.

6 months ago

7 months ago

This is an easy hike for the entire family ( & fur babies). This is a good trail for running and an afternoon stroll with the family. I wouldn't rate this as moderate but a good weekend trail to visit with others.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked this and only passed a couple people. Really want to bike this next time. was a wide trail great for all types.