Explore the most popular hiking trails near Brentwood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 day ago

Starts with an uphill climb then mellows out into a gentle rolling trail with open vista before heading back into the trees and hills with numerous rocks.

It’s a good hike but just a heads up, the trails DO NOT allow dogs. Pets are only allowed on the paved roads

hiking
21 days ago

Good short hike. Lots of interesting foliage and terrain. Probably one of my favorites of the three trails.

hiking
21 days ago

Good for short hike. Would be good to clear a lookout point. Can’t see anything once you hit the top.

hiking
21 days ago

Conveniently close to the suburbs with good variety of flat and hills, fields and rocks. Plenty of wide trails. As a newer park, would be good to have better drainage, and rustic trail stairs in some areas as it can get muddy and slippery with sharp rocks in some downhill areas. Fall is a perfect time. Would like to try in a rain storm as there are no water features.

excellent trails

Beautiful lake view, had different trails from easy to difficult. There was more people than I would have liked but I see why, great little hike.

trail running
1 month ago

I loved this trail! As a flatlander from the upper Midwest it was challenging but reasonable. It was also very well marked which is a bonus as I’m totally unfamiliar with the area. I highly recommend for a quick trail run.

Great trail and very well kept. Lots of wildlife. It was a pretty easy walk so it’s a nice trail to tackle with friends and family. Get here early because the parking lot and trail fills up quick!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Lots of wildlife.

I combined the South Cove Trail with parts of the South Lake Trail. As a beginner hiker, this was the most difficult hike I have attempted yet due to the steep elevation climbs, but this hike may have been the most rewarding. There is much to admire here in terms of wildlife. I saw chipmunks near the trail, and a deer crossed my path just 10 feet in front of me. There have been some safety concerns at Radnor with the recent attempted assault of a woman on the Ganier Ridge Loop Trail, but I came across another hiker who frequents the park who says she still feels very safe on the trails which made me feel better.

As far as paved greenways go, this one is well-maintained and much used. I walked the trail from River Park up to Crockett Park and back, about 3.3 miles total. The Little Harpeth River is the big draw here, and I even spotted a heron along its banks. There are a few horse farms on private land abutting the trail which is an interesting contrast to the trees and water.

1 month ago

Excellent trail. Very well marked, well maintained, wide, rocky.... nice moderate stretches. I truly enjoyed it.

Easy but lovely. Great way to spend an hour this morning.

2 months ago

Smith park has some rugged trails, seriously steep climbs and a great view . An excellent convenient park for a spirited workout. Great views at the top. Very quiet and peaceful overall.

on Red Trail

2 months ago

It’s a nice trail for training but nothing to see at the top of the hill.

Quite possibly my favorite trails. Decently challenging, not over crowded, lots of nature.

enjoyed it tremendously

If your looking for something easy with a lot of great scenery this is your place.

hiking
2 months ago

Came in the evening and did the blue trail. Really nice hike! Ended up getting darker than expected and had to pull out my flashlight through the canopy for the last 1/3. Even so the trail is well marked and maintained. Will definitely be coming back to try the other trails.

Despite the tag and reviews stating otherwise you CANNOT run this trail. there are multiple posted placards which forbid running. this is sad because it's very runnable and quite fun.

That said, I still ran it.

I’ve never been disappointed with my time on this trail. It can get busy and parking is difficult @ times. Don’t let it scare you; be patient - it’s worth the wait!

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid 28 years now this is the nicest park there is. Always a ton of wildlife out I’m glad they have the rules they have there it keeps things nice. Parking is difficult if you go on the weekends but besides that no complaints.

hiking
3 months ago

Great exercise in a hardwood forest terrain. The trails at Radnor are jewels that require continued public support. We love hiking there. Combined South Cove with Garnier today while training for upcoming Utah trip.

This trail has strict rules. No running very little view of the lake the first half. So many people was just very disappointed. The park was nice just limited. Won’t go back

3 months ago

Short and intense. Basically all incline with 2 short level ground spots. Want cardio, don't have all day? This is your spot. Nice scenery all the way through, mostly tree canopy covered for sunburn prone folks. Ends in a beautiful hilltop clearing with covered benches on the perimeter.

3 months ago

This is a really fun trail with some nice scenery and a few challenging spots broken up by some relaxing strolls. Great trail if you have a dog that requires lots of exercise, my Pyrenees Husky mix is tuckered out after this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

While walking to the official start of the trail from the park entrance took a while, this was a pretty pleasant walk, with only one major climb along the way. There were plenty of flowers blooming along the sunnier areas of the trail.

3 months ago

My local favorite! Every part is beautiful and only about 1-2 tough inclines if you do the blue trail backwards

trail running
3 months ago

Really well kept trail system that's nice for trail runs without having to travel far. I ended up weaving through the different trails here for a ~8mile run, and there were some good climbs (specifically the red trail).

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