Twin Forks Trail is a 1.4 mile loop trail located near Murfreesboro, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.4 miles
16 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running



5 months ago

Abandoned, overgrown, and an abundance of trash. Definitely would NOT go back!

5 months ago

This is definitely an abandoned area. There's caution tape blocking the road to where you used to park before the trail, but you can still park at the boat ramp and walk there. At one point in time, there were big boulders blocking the trail (as a deterrent), but someone with a truck or 4 wheeler has dragged 2 of the rocks out of the way. The trail itself isn't too overgrown, but there is loads of poison ivy and 3rd pic on trail depicts the mud accurately even on a dry hot day. My fam and I turned back at that point on our Mothers Day outing. There's an run down picnic area and building in the distance. Some more adventurous may be interested, but not our cup of tea.

6 months ago

Not scenic, popular with horse riders and a short easy hike close to Murfreesboro and Smyrna. Research abandoned town of Jefferson for history on the location.

7 months ago

Isolated, overgrown, muddy. Also used as a horse trail so watch out for droppings. Abandoned recreation area with lots of shot up plastic bottles and shell casings. Not recommended unless you are with a group, know good self defense, or have a gun carry permit and armed. I will not return to this trail.

Friday, June 16, 2017


Sunday, March 26, 2017

Easy trail, but what was sad was all the trash previous folks had left on the trail. Trail could use some clearing, as brush slowly taking it over.

Monday, March 06, 2017

I love this hike!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

I did this short hike today despite some reviews. I agree, the fishing areas are disgustingly filled with debris and I could see it being overgrown. I was wearing long sleeves and being fall, the trail was not to thick. I may go back to check out longer sections if I'm in the area.
* would not do this trail in spring or summer!!
P. S. the seemingly abandoned park area was creepy.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

1st visit today with a small group to ride horses. trails are not maintained nor clearly marked. very trashy in certain areas. don't know if I will return unless i see better reviews. the trails and park overall need a lot of work!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hardly ever maintained, but I do have a lot of fun exploring out here. The trail heads are easy to find at Walter hill dam and at nice mill dam, but the trails can get overrun by growth and debris. Not usually trashed, but the more popular fishing spots can be.

Fun to explore if you're wanting to go somewhere where you will see zero people.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The only trails I could find were very short (like less than 1/4 mile) or marked as a horse trail (which was very muddy). There's no clear markings for the trail heads. There was a boat ramp for anyone who wants to get on the river.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Trail? What trail? Hard to know where it even is. Poorly maintained and garbage everywhere.

horseback riding
Friday, August 21, 2015

Really wanted to like this trail, but from the start, it appeared abandoned and overgrown, with trash overflowing from trash bins. Felt very unsafe, and I turned around without proceeding.

Friday, April 10, 2015

filthy, trash everywhere!

trail running
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Murfreesboro is relatively flat but from a trail running perspective only it does have enough elevation change and obstacles to provide a challenging run, especially if you up your pace. The trail goes along the river which adds some scenery. Stones River Battlefield is a more groomed trail, if that is what you are looking for.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Zero elevation change, nothing interesting to see except an abandoned rec area. Wouldn't do this one again.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Good hike...probably great if you're a horse or riding one. We were walking with three small kids in June. Thankfully not recently rainy or it'd been a mudfest. The 1.5 mile length makes it a good recommendation for kids if u can handle the bugs, webs, and other minor trail stuff.

trail running
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Easy course and some hills. You will have to run single file for most of the run if you bring a friend. The trail was confusing at times. I think this is a great trail for a first time trail runner. I ran 3 miles out and turned around for a total of 6 miles. I saw horses at the park but none on the trail.

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Really fun except for where the horses destroy the trail. Aside from that its awesome! Different types of terrain and plenty of great views! Red trail leads to Walter hill park. Go for it!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

This is a very nice trail that runs in about nine miles in each direction east or west of the trailhead/parking area located on the map. Restrooms and a picnic area can also be found just west of the parking area. The trail is well marked and well maintained and is used for hiking as well as horseback riding. Bring your camera as views of the river can be seen most of the way along with a variety of birds and an occasional deer. Dogs are allowed. The only downside is that it can be a bit muddy, particularly during the colder months.

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Monday, September 02, 2013