Explore the most popular views 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.

1 month 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.

7 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

11 months ago

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

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

We hiked this trail for the first time - there really should be markings along the trail to let you know you are still on the trail - the map shows. 1.6 mil for the hike - we ended up w 3.5 mil after we were done staying on the trail the way we were to go.

Ended up hiking 5 miles instead of 2 because we managed to get turned around.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Signage is a bit confusing. Walked to wrong parking lot. So quick 1/2 hour walk turned into 2 hours. Wanted the exercise anyway. Saw several groups of ppl confused by signage.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Great area to hike, quiet,beautiful and not crowded

Saturday, September 19, 2015

This trail is often used to loop around Gregory's Bald. Its hard to imagine it being used as an out and back trail. Its end destination at Parsons Bald is diminished by the fact that the "bald," itself, is practically reforested, and the nearby and far more spectacular GB is only a mile further down the GB Ridge Trail. More details on the WRT are in my review of the Gregory Bald via Twentymile Trail.

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