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

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.

walking
5 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

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

walking
8 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

walking
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.

hiking
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.

walking
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.

walking
Friday, October 28, 2016

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

walking
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.

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful area, nice trail, but POORLY marked. We will go back but be prepared to get turned around your first there.

hiking
Friday, August 19, 2016

Flat out and back that connects two of the Trace pull off areas. Runs along creek whole way so it gathers run off and can be wet. At least 6 creek crossings, only one of which has a bridge at this time. 840 construction not an issue (completed long ago) and trail passes under the highway (overgrown segment). To me the creek crossings are the allure of this one, while I was able to navigate all of them without wet feet I could see it being a hassle for others if the creek is higher.

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Nice short loop trail. I had no issues with any water crossing. I liked that the crescendo of hike is basically midway (which is where you can branch off toward another trailhead). Slightly overgrown only for a short segment. Shelter and rest rooms a bonus.

hiking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

To me this trail was not worth it. I went here because I wanted a change from Radnor or the Warner parks. I am pretty adventurous and love hiking, but after hiking a half mile on this trail I turned around and went to Radnor. The weeds were extremely overgrown and every 10 steps I was wiping away spider webs from my face (I ignored the ones on my legs and arms). While the drive around the Nachez Trace is worth it, I won't be back to attemp this trail.

If you do try this trail, make sure you where pants and prepare to get your feet wet in the creek crossings.

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

NOTE - if you hike this trail it would be good to bring a towel or two - there are two crossings over the creek that you will get your feet wet - we took our boots off and had to dry our feet w our shirts. There really needs to be a bridge built (where there once use to be one) on this trail.

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