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The Narrows Tunnel Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kingston Springs, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 59 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Nature trips

Walking

Cave

Forest

River

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Waterfall

Historic site

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The Tunnel Trail is not the draw to the Narrows, the overlook is. However this is more fun than climbing the overlook. Its an easy hike and take you back to a unique man made natural wonder. A cave carved out through the bluff to feed a mill which the remains of created a waterfall.

Small parking lot

Harpeth River State Park Mail Address 1640 Cedar Hill Road Kingston Springs, TN 37082 615-952-2099

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Victoria Cuevas
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Very short and easy

John Dorland
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Good easy trail that takes you to a nice man made waterfall that was the old power source for the mill. Right now use bug spray as the foliage around the path is very heavy. Views of the Harpeth River esp at sunset are easy to access.

Joy Neasley
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Perfect trail. My young grandchildren loved it too. It is a short trail, easy to navigate. Loved all the hydrangeas blooming. I even saw a family of pileated woodpeckers and lots of other birds.

Ty Turley-Trejo
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This was a great family trail. Not too long but still enough of a hike for the littles. It was just over 2 hours round trip for us but we also got a little lost for .5 mile at the beginning when we couldn’t find the trailhead. And that time included about a 20-25 min stop at the bluffs overlook for lunch. As well as the historic tunnel/waterfalls detour. We were hiking with a 2 1/2 year old, so not too fast a pace. The hike up to the bluffs overlook is totally worth it. As well as the detour to the historic tunnel an waterfall. People were swimming and small cliff jumping at the base of the waterfall even though there was a sign that said No Swimming. We just dipped our feet and heads in the water to cool off since it was in the 80s. The trail is fairly narrow and there are some drop offs so keep an eye on the littles. Highly recommend this for a great outdoor family event. It was a fantastic Memorial Day activity. (Note: forgot to turn off the app for the drive home. I only clocked us doing about 2 miles total, including our .5 lost detour.)

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Katie Childs
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I felt like I was back in CO for a minute! Beautiful trail with river and bluff views amazing old trees and happy wild understory growth. Perfect with kids

Ryan H.
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This trail is okay, but the Narrows of the Harpeth Trail is a nicer woods walk (that also features the tunnel) and the Bluff Trail (which I proposed as a new trail on AllTrails) offers the best views in the park.

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Emily Frances
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HikingMuddy

A little muddy on the way but totally worth it! The views are amazing and the hike is enough to get a little sweat going on a hot day! Short and sweet!

Andrew Walle
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Enjoyable little trail, try going after it's been raining!

Brittany Clifford
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HikingRocky

Beautiful short trail with a great view at the end. I also took the 1/3 mi. trail to the overlook. Pretty steep but amazing views over the river.

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Phoebe Spahn
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HikingMuddy

The views were amazing, on the trail and the drive up. Unfortunately, it was also super muddy. I actually fell in it. Definitely wear hiking boots and turn back if it looks too sloggy.

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Amber Price
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Beautiful views of the area from the overlook. Beginning hikers, it’s 1/3 mile uphill but totally doable with places to catch your breath, and very rewarding. Hunters were out in force-howling hounds and gunshots put a damper on the experience.

Michelle Trujillo
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A must see if you’re near Nashville. A lot of tiny caves to explore if you’re not claustrophobic. Couldn’t take the dog off leash- too populated

Brandon B.
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Did the bluffs and then came back for the tunnel. Unfortunately we came expecting that we could swim near the tunnel but were unpleasantly surprised by the no swimming sign. Kids were disappointed so we went to the Harris Street bridge for that.

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Laura Meyer
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Great for kids. This was a fun trail for our 6 and 3 year old. They got to explore a little, see some wildlife, notice moss and mushrooms and the man made waterfall was perfect for them. It’s a short trail, but wonderful for new and young hikers.

Alicia Bohannon
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My friend and I were super excited about this trail and when we got there we realized that it was only about a 4 to 5 minute walk down to the “hole” and that was it... it was pretty, but not at all like expected

Tyler Estes
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Very easy and fun trail. Beautiful views.

Daniel Patterson
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Easy and short hike. Overlooks river with a cool water fall at the end. Mudslide has washed out part of trail but was no big deal so no worries!

Paul Jamal
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Laura Earps
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Short & fun. Loved the history

Doug Neidholdt
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The Tunnel Trail is not the draw to the Narrows, the overlook is. However this is more fun than climbing the overlook. Its an easy hike and take you back to a unique man made natural wonder. A cave carved out through the bluff to feed a mill which the remains of created a waterfall.

Zack Allen
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Jared Thompson
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Molly Barrett
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Miranda Forbes
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ralph pieper
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Hayden Bilyeu
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Nilex AG
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Adrian Hernandez
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