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Vic Hernandez
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HikingGreat!Rocky

I hit the trail at 7 am and I only saw one other person during my time on the trail, so it was a peaceful morning. This was my first time on the trail and I agree with some of the other comments that mentioned the signs could be a little confusing, or there could be more present. Parts of the trail do have fencing to the side and other parts of the trail do have orange dots on the trees to keep you on the path. The Northern half of the loop did have quite a bit of spiderwebs along the path so grab a stick to hold in front of you. I would definitely classify this trail as moderate but it's not extremely challenging. I recommend it and I'll probably do it again.

Vic Hernandez
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HikingGreat!Rocky

I hit the trail at 7 am and I only saw one other person during my time on the trail, so it was a peaceful morning. This was my first time on the trail and I agree with some of the other comments that mentioned the signs could be a little confusing, or there could be more present. Parts of the trail do have fencing to the side and other parts of the trail do have orange dots on the trees to keep you on the path. The Northern half of the loop did have quite a bit of spiderwebs along the path so grab a stick to hold in front of you. I would definitely classify this trail as moderate but it's not extremely challenging. I recommend it and I'll probably do it again.

Maria Mel
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Hiking

Short and sweet trail that overlooks a farm

Rain Dancer
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HikingRocky
Greg Sellas
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Hiking

Trail markings very confusing. Map provided on app does not match actual trails. Doubled back on a few trail sections.

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Ryan H.
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Hiking

This is my favorite Westhaven trail. Unfortunately, as a couple of people have mentioned, this trail needs to be re-recorded and submitted as a trail revision to AllTrails. There are three areas where the route is very inconsistent with the actual trail system. Also, the wayfinding signs need to be redone. The arrows do little to show you where to go. On this route you really need the signs; there are a LOT of critical forks along the middle of the route. In the end, you’re just going to have to rely on the map. If you take a wrong turn, you’ll have to double back and take the other fork. When you reach the water reservoir, continue up the gravel road and look for a split in the vegetation to the right of the tank. (It’s at the tank’s 3:00 as you approach from 6:00.) Lastly, this trail should be renamed “Heartbeat, Buchanan and Gray Trail.” With the trail named “Heartbeat and Gray,” I instinctively wanted to take the Heartbeat split when both Heartbeat and Buchanan are listed; however, in the middle of the trail, you should actually stay on Buchanan for several splits.

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Ryan H.
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Hiking

This is not my favorite Westhaven trail. The western slope is pretty neat. There are some switchbacks that carve the coves. The western side of the ridge receives more dappled sunlight (which makes the trees healthier, the ground less muddy and the air less stale). The eastern slope is far less travelled. These routes stay muddier and slicker; the low spots are a little dark, closed-in and smell musty. There are lots of connector trails that cross over Randy Ridge and connect to the opposite slope, so watch your route to stay on course.

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Ryan H.
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Hiking

I prefer this Westhaven hike over the West Slope and East Slope hike. The western slope is pretty nice. There are some switchbacks that carve the coves. The western slope receives more dappled sunlight (which makes the trees healthier, the ground less muddy and the air less stale). Randy Ridge is not very ‘randy’; it’s actually quite mellow. The initial climb to the ridge top is quick and easy. Once on the top, things flatten out and the forest canopy opens up. There are several large old elms, maples and oaks beside the path. I like to approach the Randy Ridge from the southern tip of the loop. That way, after having hustled through the woods of the western ridge, it‘s a treat to have the open air and fresh breeze upon your skin.

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Felix Ren
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HikingNo shade

Not a lots of trees. Trail is clean. The loops is rather easy with no elevation. I don’t recommend you come here during summer as there is no shades whatsoever.

Steve Cale
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Hiking

Great in town hike! It is on the + side of moderate. Stay to the right to start. 5 miles 1100 feet elevation gain 1000+ calories 2.5 hours Cell phone service the whole time. The younger kids should skip or they will whine more than I did

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Tanaka Vercher
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Hiking

Great for moderate hikes!

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Ryan H.
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Hiking

I don’t like this type of trail: greenways that take circuitous routes around noisy sports complexes. This is not my idea of hiking. However, it is cool that they built the wannabe truants a yuppie skatepark.

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Blazer 21
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Hiking

Trail located in the Westhaven subdivision. I add onto this hike to make it a 7.4 mile figure 8 loop by following the “picnic area” sign up the hill a short distance after exiting the east slope portion on the backside of the original loop (if going counterclockwise). Once at the top of the hill and at the picnic area, take the “Grey” trail marker. Follow it all the way back down the other side of the slope until you hit the “Buchanon” trail connector sign. Follow Buchanon back up the hill to the other side to the picnic area and then back down to complete the loop to the street. Beware of the very steep ascent back up to the picnic area from the Buchanon Trail. Great for anyone, like myself, who seek workouts while hiking. But regardless of what route you take, one of the best trail systems, if not the best, of any subdivision area in The Nashville area. Enjoy!

Ryan H.
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Hiking

Garrison Creek was dry when I did the trail, but the woods are beautiful. The loop takes you up the creek hollow, then cuts back and up the hill to the ridge where there’s a pretty little view overlooking the valley. The return loop curves around the woods to a slightly exposed downhill slope that intersects with the entry trail near the trailhead.

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Wes Langford
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Muddy

This is a beautiful hike, but I give it 3 stars for a few reasons. Primarily, the blazes are non-existent. It's not like you're going to have to cannibalize other hikers of you get lost, but it is inconvenient. The signage actually adds to the confusion. Once there are some decent blazes, it will be a great trail. I wouldn't do it if it had rained recently. It would be extremely muddy

Bruce Damon
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Hiking

This is a great trail. On a Saturday morning with nice weather, I encountered 10 other people. There is a ~1 mile main trail that leaves from the trailheads. At the end, there are three parallel branches (the East Slope, Ridge, West Slope trails). There several short connector trails between them, plus some apparently unmarked trails. The app helps you stay on course. It is not an easy trail, as there are some 0.1-0.2 mile long stretches with 20-30% grade. I suggested an edit to rate this as moderate. Also, Map My Hike said that the Ridge and West slope Trails add up to 4.83 miles, not 4.3. For those who are familiar with the area, it's about as challenging as the Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner Park.

Wayne Baker
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Hiking

Well maintained trail! There were a couple of spots it was a plus to have AllTrails, due to insufficient markings. No scenery to write home about, but nice Middle Tennessee woodlands! Tons of elevation for the length of the trail. Great workout in predominantly shady surroundings.

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Karen Sun
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Hiking

beautiful but easy to get off trail, esp. since trees are down from the storms! Super muddy after rain, so be careful!

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Todd W
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HikingMuddyOver grownWashed out

I would rate this as Easy, not moderate. Just a simple loop. The overlook is pretty farm valley. Definitely a lot of horse poo on the trail. Also, lots of washed-out mud pools along the way. But it guess, if you live in the area, it's a nice stroll. It did end along a small creek, so that was nice and refreshing. There is a large parking area and bathrooms at the trailhead.

Rain Dancer
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HikingBugsMuddy
Steve Cale
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Hiking

Nice little hike. Not much of a creek. Short 30 minute loop.

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Chip Griffith
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Hiking

Great trail w scenic views.

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Larry Rogers
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Hiking

This trail is not easy and doesn't seem like just 4.3 miles. I'm an experienced hiker, but this one was challenging. If you want a good aerobic exercise, this is your trail. If any trail in the area should be labeled 'hard' this is it. The All Trails app helps to stay on course, too.

Ryan H.
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Hiking

From the Pinkerton Park parking lot, head toward the tree line (away from the main road entrance); there will be a break in the trees that will lead you to the trail. It’s a short walk up the hill to the fort ‘mounds’. There’s not much left of the fort. For the most part, the trail route involves a quick circle around the boardwalk that protects the historical structure. I was surprised how many people were visiting this area, since there’s not much of a view and not much to see (in terms of the remaining diet structure). I wasn’t that into this trail.

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Ryan H.
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Hiking

This trail is short, boring, noisy and crowded. It’s a great place to bring kids or dogs to play, but this trail isn’t going to interest most hikers.

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