Ridgetop Trail

EASY 53 reviews

Ridgetop Trail is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
479 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

bugs

Ridgetop Trail at Beaman Park Trail is a 4.2 mile out and back trail located near Nashville, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Due to its location on the Rim, you can expect steep forested inclines, rocky ridges, and elevations around 1,000 feet on your hike. Although Beaman Park has plenty of rises and valleys, the 2.1-mile Ridgetop Trail is considered moderately difficult. The trail takes you one way into the woods, so prepare for a 4.2-mile round trip hike. If you take the Ridgetop path, you're sure to see hilltop views of a hickory forest, as well as diverse wildlife and plant life.

16 days ago

1 month ago

Great trail. We will do it again but hopefully will not run into people with their dogs not on a leash. Someone's dog jumped on ours when we got to the end of the trail. My dog was on a leash but theirs wasn't.

2 months ago

Quick, easy out and back along a ridge in Beaman Park. Decent winter views. Ideal for dog walking. Popular with trail runners. The "shortcut" isn't really shorter, it just involves less elevation change.

hiking
3 months ago

Simple out and back that connects to the Henry Hollow loop and makes for a nice, quick day hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent place for a great workout, loved the cleaned air and enjoyed the over all experience

5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

great hike for a Saturday morning. much more traffic after 9:30/10. I would recommend going early to beat the crowd! I was hoping for clearer views at the top, or toward the end but it's pretty much just a "there and back" hike - nothing to stop and see!

7 months ago

nice hike

7 months ago

8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Fun trail that's perfect for taking a dog along.

hiking
10 months ago

Liked it enough to go back.

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, May 14, 2016

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

trail running
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Nice alternative to the busier Warner Park trails. Surface is in decent shape for trail running, although there are a fair number of tree roots and some rocky steep sections that would roll an ankle if given the chance... Steeper areas are likely to erode more with heavier use over time -- hope it'll be maintained better than the Mossy Ridge has been. Woods are pretty with a good number of wildflowers in spring. Be careful of poison ivy growing on lots of trees. Park's map lists total distance of Henry Hollow Loop, Sedge Hill, and Ridgetop Trail (last two out and backs) as a total of 7.6 miles, but I clocked it as 6.6 on a Map My Run app. Lots of moderate changes in elevation -- very easily hiked, and a bit of a challenge when running.