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

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

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

hiking
14 days 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.

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

Great place for a hike with kids.

easy paved trail. Near the river, very pretty. Can be busy with families, people walking, bikers. At one part there is a dog park too.

Good hike. Kinda rugged. Dirt paths may not be suitable for young kids.

hiking
2 months ago

Isolated, overgrown, muddy. Also used as a horse trail so watch out for droppings. Abandoned recreation area with lots of shot up plastic bottles and shell casings. Not recommended unless you are with a group, know good self defense, or have a gun carry permit and armed. I will not return to this trail.

Rocky path in parts. great trail!

All paved, would seem nice for a bike ride but not really so much for hiking. There were some pretty parts but also a lot of trash around the park. Also next to a sewer system so if it's a windy day I wouldn't advise it.

I like this trail because of the cedar glades and the wildflowers, the problem is that it is easy to get confused on the trail, it wasn't well marked when I went the last few times. Also it can be very muddy...but still worth it.

I love this place. I always see wildlife such as turkey, deer, chipmunks and more. It's also a great place to run. Very clean and safe.

For a local park, it's a great place to hike with the pups. Also fun for a trail run...

I love the history behind this trail. It is right near the neighborhood and makes for a nice convenient hike. Keep an eye out for deer. Great trail for running or day hiking.

Nice greenway system that runs through the boro. Most of it is paved and good for families or bikes or hiking. Nice views of the river coming through. Couple good spots to fish and also contains some good civil war history. Wont get the adrenaline or hiking adventure bug fixed though.

Short Trail, nothing to see. Good walk in the park if youre bored. Very average

Nice local easy day trail. Not much to see besides a nice stream. Average day hike. Well maintained.

This is a fun, interesting loop trail with woods, a stream, lots of rock formations and a few sinkholes. We hiked it in December; I can imagine it would be extra pretty in Spring.

It’s a great greenway as long as you avoid the Jamies and Megans.

Nice and easy stroll.

Great views !! Amazing little gem in the middle of Murfreesboro. What a fabulous park. Trail easy and well marked

Trail is excellent! Quiet and peaceful. I would not rate the Rocky trail as easy by any stretch of the imagination though. We enjoyed the challenge but it certainly was not "easy".

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