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this trail is overly easy. a 5 year old girl scout troop could enjoy doing this. so if you complain about this trail or its condition, go to a city park where there are paved easy trails. I run this trail and can keep a quick pace even when wet, but perhaps I'm used to running on uneven ground and loose rock. Either way, it's not difficult

Probably a better hike in the winter time...summer hiking proved to be very difficult with overgrowth and the accompanying tick infestation. Hiked from the 1812 monument to Garrison Creek and decided to walk the road back rather than pick more ticks off of me and my dog.

3 months ago

4 months ago

love this app. I travel often just to visit trails and this app makes it easy.

Do not do the Garrison loop trail that passes back over the Trace. It is an absolute nightmare as it is overgrown and not maintained at all. Be prepared to wade thru the creek thigh deep to get out of there. Best to back track on the horse trail back to the parking lot. More of a place for cyclists to park to begin their ride.

Loop? Not really. Tangled up with a horse trail that leaves you 2kil from your car. Ankle breaking loose stones the size of softballs. Muddy track very very poorly marked.

Simple, green, beautiful.

More of an alternative for mall walkers, especially considering it’s location, but it’s a nice walk at lunchtime or when you need a break from work. There is a park for the kids as well as multiple picnic areas and facilities.

I work down the road. I go to this park on my lunch break to get alittle exercise in and fresh air.

10 months ago

good walking path for dog and don't have to worry about getting muddy.

It is a nice walk, but the trails are not maintained very well.

Nice casual trail. With fall the trail gets hidden in places from the leaves but not impossible to follow. Some muddy places but you can get around them

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Decent hike. Lots of good inclines. Narrow rocky trails. It was harder for us bc we had our old lady dog with us

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Easy paved walk with a couple of bridges. Wonderful for what it is.

I was disappointed in this trail, after the first crossover (we managed to stay dry) there were tall weeds and poison ivy. We turned back and then drove south to Jackson Falls which is a real jewel.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Do not think I would consider this moderate more inbetween easy and moderate. Kinda boring not much to look at.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Very nice not hard but beautiful little waterfalls. Out and back some spots are overgrown but still easy to follow.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I wouldn't call this trail EASY, steep climb up boulders that are stair-like, but challenging for little people (5yo) It was such a blast tho, he felt like a little adventure braving the wild. the actual Fort look out has beautiful views. Pretty decent. We'd definitely do it again.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This trail is part of Pinkerton Park and takes you to the top of a overlook hill facing picturesque downtown Franklin. Hike is short and heavy pedestrian traffic since they cleared the trail even more the past year. Fun, small hike for families and kids as the overlook includes Civil War facts about Fort Granger.
There is a paved walking trail around the Park and the Fort Granger trail starts at the back of the park. Look for the well beaten dirt path that crosses the creek.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

My kids had a blast with the trail around the perimeter of the old Fort Granger. Even learned a few things on a beautiful April day.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Easy, paved trail with some cute views. Only about a mile, include a loop around in the middle.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Not much of a trail but always fun going up.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Very muddy in some parts. Only one overlook on the short loop.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Was originally planned to continue further west but that idea seems to have been abandoned. Used a lot by dog walkers. Its a pleasant enough walk, just not much to it and no climbs. There is not a waterfall but the trail passes over the Harpeth River (which is more like a small creek here)

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Description said there was a waterfall yet we were unable the find one. This is definitely an easy trail, but lacking excitement.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pretty busy, less of a hike and more of a short jaunt. Convenient.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nice park. It is easy paved path with exercise stations. Also has an earthen works Fort Granger it is an uphill climb. They are working on making stairs to get up to the Fort. On one of our walks in park we spotted an albino squirrel!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Most of the hike was great. The first part of the path was VERY overgrown and wasn't great. Also, the end part of the path continued through a creek bed which was fine if you had a horse or didn't mind wading through the water to get to the other side of the trail. Other than that, beautiful forest scenery.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This is a wonderfully peaceful trail. I recommend it to anyone trying to get a break from the city.

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