Perimeter Trail

EASY 31 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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

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3 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
3 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.

3 months ago

4 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
8 months ago

hiking
8 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.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy trail, you can bring the whole family.

walking
10 months ago

backpacking
11 months ago

The trail itself is great for hiking and running. I try to hike the premier trail 2 times a week. If you start from the parking area by Shelter 1 and enter the trail at shelter 2 you will have 2 very significant inclines. At the 2.5 mile mark just past the creek crossing you will start a 3/4 incline in elevation a few places steep mostly just long. Then at the end of the trail about 100 yards very steep to the top. Fast hiking, trail is an old fire road.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easy trail. Saw 15 people, 3 horses, 2 dogs, 1 deer, about 40 cows, 3 turtles, and a couple dozen geese. If you want an easy trail, this is it.

Friday, March 11, 2016

hiking
Friday, March 11, 2016

This trail is perfect for anyone looking for an easy but longer hike. Mostly flat, with a few small inclines. Nice for walks with dogs, and plenty of places for a creek side drink for the pooches. Went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we only passed about 10 (if that) other hikers the whole time! Connects to all the other trails, so you can change up your route, which is always nice. Will be back, despite the 40 min drive from Nashville!

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

This trail was a lot of fun. Very scenic and our kids enjoyed passing the horseback trail riders occasionally.