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Overall, good hike. Only thing like it in the Boro. The main trail - Marshall Knobbs - is less than 3 miles... you have to take BOTH side trails; Valley View and Rocky Path - to get it over 4- close to 5.

Hiked this entire loop counterclockwise. River was gorgeous and shallow enough to wide to the opposite side for a hammock nap! Valley View trail was the typical walk in the woods. After a wrong turn we ended up cliff side US-231. My favorite on this loop was the Rocky Path trail, appropriately named. Most challenging and fun part of the hike. Much like a typical South Cumberland trail.
Would highly recommend this trail if you’re in the area. After a couple wrong turns we clocked 5.51 miles. Nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

I have walked this trail dozens of times in the last few years as it is only minutes from my home. I enjoy the seclusion and landscape. It has been overgrown this summer and the trail does not appear to be maintained with the frequency it was two years ago. Any reference to trash is referring to items discarded on the property decades ago. While not a perfect spot, I would definitely recommend it to locals.

Nice walk along river.

Great hike. Make sure to take the Rocky Path for more of a challenge.

Great trail that I would rate as intermediate. Some of the Rocky Path section were a little above beginner.
I will make this hike again!

24 days ago

Please update the address! If you put Gateway Island in your GPS, you'll find the small parking lot tucked away in the back. These directions will take you to another trail altogether.

This trail is paved and extremely easy and kid-friendly. There's a short version and a longer version. Good for a quick walk or jog to get in your necessary vitamin D for the day!

Hobo camp setup right when you go down under bridge. Garbage everywhere . Also more back alley then nature . Good for bikes I suppose

A site dedicated to a very bloody battle in the Civil War. There's a lot of trails with varying lengths, all seemed easy. Watch the film in the visitor center for some insight.
The NPS tried to save all the battlefield they could, but the sprawl of the town swallowed up a lot of it.

It's a historical path through a Civil War Battlefield. It's not a hiking trail. However, if you love history and nature, this combines both. Visit the Welcome Center for a map and take a self-guided tour of The Battle of Stones River.

Hiked here with pup at least once a month. There are trails and greenways. Hiked 3.4 and only around half mile was on greenway. If you don’t know area get map from visitor center

was nothing more than walking behind businesses. very polluted with trash. once you get to the underpath with the graffiti, turn around.

Unfortunately, there was trash all along the section we walked. Could have been pretty, but it was a shame to see it so unkept, especially around the water.

1 month ago

Come here during fall would be nice but not summer.

I am leaving a low review because the name is misleading. This is NOT a trail. This is a greenway. If you are biking or running, it’s great. But we brought our dogs and they will probably now have blisters on their feet because it is almost ALL concrete.

2 months ago

Love it. The first part about 0.8 mile reminds me Charlies bunion via AT.

A wonderful cedar glade habitat hike! A little elevation change but not much. Good loop but was closer to 3.8 on my gps. Didn’t see a soul so a great place to escape.

It’s a great trail to walk/hike.

fun, easy trek. pick your pace, enjoy the view :)

Abandoned, overgrown, and an abundance of trash. Definitely would NOT go back!

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3 months ago

This is definitely an abandoned area. There's caution tape blocking the road to where you used to park before the trail, but you can still park at the boat ramp and walk there. At one point in time, there were big boulders blocking the trail (as a deterrent), but someone with a truck or 4 wheeler has dragged 2 of the rocks out of the way. The trail itself isn't too overgrown, but there is loads of poison ivy and 3rd pic on trail depicts the mud accurately even on a dry hot day. My fam and I turned back at that point on our Mothers Day outing. There's an run down picnic area and building in the distance. Some more adventurous may be interested, but not our cup of tea.

Good little hike. Would do it again sometime. My first time here. Was a little muddy but manageable for sure.

Not scenic, popular with horse riders and a short easy hike close to Murfreesboro and Smyrna. Research abandoned town of Jefferson for history on the location.

If you are a first time visitor this isn’t a designed single loop, it’s connecting a couple trails to make a loop. From the nature center building go right for stream / river first or left for rock formations first. If you go right the trail goes Red-Blue-White-Red as the color to follow. Basically stay to the right at all forks.

I love this trail. It's the second time I have hiked it. 4/18/18 I done this trail and saw so many beautiful wildflowers. It's a fairly flat trail but a lot to see . It can be muddy in spots but still worth the effort to hike it. Not a lot of other hikers out on the trail which made it very peaceful day. I never saw any scary animals on this trail like the other review said just some birds. I will be back again. Loved this trail.

This trail is perfect for light to moderate exercising. Our dog loves it. We came here for light training a few times for a one night hiking/camping trip the following week.

This is an urban walk around an industrial building area and around a pond. It is pretty and the pond is nice. They have coin operated feeders to feed the ducks. I rated low because where the app starts the trail head is confusing. You park across the street at the greenway trailhead.

Great differing trails, good beginner trail with some nice views for vets.

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