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

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Nice well kept trail. Great views along the way. I was attacked by Chinese Beatles but otherwise enjoyable hike!

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail with plenty of deep wooded features. If you are a nature lover you will love this trail. Lots of wildlife along the way, today.

hiking
12 days ago

I would call this trail easy. It follows the shoreline of the lake and can be quite busy during the nice days. We definitely plan to backpack the volunteer trail sometime soon

hiking
12 days ago

Good hike! The lot was full but overall not too much traffic on the trail. There isn’t really anything scenic but good to bring the dog for a walk

This is a beautiful hike. It is obvious that they have cleared privet through much of the forest floor. That, in itself, is an impressive feat. No dogs. No running. This is a great hike through hardwood forest. The shag bark hickory are my favs!

Best trail running in the area with good climbs. The loop is 4.5 miles, the connector is 1 mile and one of several ways to access the loop. This is the longest access method, some shorter options are Deep Wells entrance and Chickering entrance.

trail running
13 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Not much to see, minus the few lakeside vistas. I’d rate the trail as “easy” overall. Fairly flat out and back, well maintained, GPS watch found trail length at 7.8 miles total. I arrived at 8:30 on a sunny Sunday morning expecting many others. I didn’t see another on the trail until 11am, so it’s lightly travelled. Nice proximity to Nashville and do something different. Regular jet aircraft and boat noise heard on the trail. Real good trail running training route.

Loved this little trail because it’s not crowded, shady and peaceful... absolutely enjoyable.

on Beaman Park Loop

19 days ago

I think the cover page is a little bit misleading. I didn’t see any water/creek on the one way trail. Maybe it is on the other trail you can take at the splitting point to the nature center. Oh btw, there is nothing except for four benches at the end of trail. It is nice for mountain running training but not for relaxing. Pretty boring.

Nice views along river.

hiking
23 days ago

If you want to feel like you are deep in the woods without driving far from the city, this is your trail. Sure, there are parts that intersect the paved paths at points, but all the tall hardwood trees more than make up for it. There are two steep climbs at the beginning, but then you are at the top of the ridge line near Farrell Road, a remnant of the scenic unpaved driving road. After a while, you descend into Buggy Hollow where there are multiple foot bridges, although all the streams are dried up in the fall. Ascend again and you can split off the trail around the 2-mile mark to get to Luke Lea Heights with a good view of downtown Nashville. From here, it's all downhill back to the trailhead.

hiking
25 days ago

Enjoyable stroll. Hidden Lake was beautiful as the sun was setting and the leaves are about to change.

I really enjoyed this trail. Honestly, I almost changed my mind halfway there from reading the reviews below. However, I thought it was a great trail. Yes, you're walking through open fields, but it had a lot of wild flowers, bamboo, cat tails, and other colorful grasses. I think this trail would be perfect during the winter months, because you do get direct sunlight the whole time.

The path is extremely flat and was great for my dog. I'd definitely recommend this trail to anyone who has a dog who wants to do some running. Also, there is a 2.5mile option and the longer 4.4 mile one, was nice to be able to choose.

Nice beginner hike, took my dog with me, very wide trail. Beautiful views of the hidden lake. Would recommend to any beginner, also very well marked trail

on Harpeth Woods Trail

1 month ago

My favorite trail.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is quite popular for good reason. I rarely went more than 5 minutes without coming across another person. The beginning and end of the loop parallels Vaughn's Creek which is picturesque. I was surprised how rocky the first quarter mile of the trail is as you ascend the hill. What sets this trail apart from most others around Nashville are the high elevations and the large old growth hardwood forests with some of the largest cedars and oaks I've ever seen. The climb to the top of this trail was pretty brutal for a beginner hiker like me, with the seemingly endless switchbacks, but I certainly felt accomplished by the time I reached the top of the highest knob. The rest of the trail takes it easier on the hiker.

The Bells Bend Loop is completely open, no shade to speak of, so I was very lucky that I happened to try this trail on a beautiful overcast day. Othewise, I am sure I would have been miserable in the open sun. The hills offer nice views of the valley especially by the pond near the beginning. The day I was visiting, there was fog rolling over the high areas. Closer to the Cumberland River, there are several vantage points for viewing. Another reviewer said there was no access for dogs or humans to get to the banks which isn't entirely accurate, but you would need to be very confident in your step to attempt the climb down! I saw a large hawk fly from the woods near the river, and I suspect bird warchers may really enjoy this spot. Many people have complained about there not being markers anywhere on the trail which I did not find to be the case. Some of the signs are hard to read and badly in need of updating, but I had an easy time navigating the park. As a matter of safety, one should always have a map and/or GPS as a backup for any trail. Choose the day wisely, and you'll enjoy the open fields.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this nice hike with my Frenchie! My frenchie got a little tired at points but we enjoyed the hike!

For a new hiker like me, this trail was moderately difficult with rich rewards in scenery. If the quarry wasn't pretty enough, the higher elevated views of the lake are even better. My favorite part of this hike was scrambling over the beautiful rock formations. The remnants of buildings left over from the old resort from the 1920s hints at the history of the area. The Bluebird Loop at the beginning and end of this loop have plenty of butterflies and wildflowers that are fragrant on a warm day. This hike is a lovely way to pass an hour.

The Anderson Road Fitness Trail is my go-to trail when I want to be close to nature but I don't want to drive too far outside of town. I highly recommend going for a stroll around sundown for the many fabulous lake views. On a quiet day, you may even see deer near the trail. It takes me roughly 30-40 minutes to complete the loop.

trail running
1 month ago

Great short trail run will plenty of options to extend. Smooth terrain for the most part and a few hills that will spike your heart rate, including the run up the stairs from the parking area. The white loop also easily connects to the red loop if you’re up for more miles. The 2 together is about 8 miles.

Great trail..can be busy on the weekend. I like that you can cross over into 2 other greenways and end up at the Dam 14 miles away if you are up to it. This trail is scenic, well paved, several bridges and overall a nice ride.

road biking
1 month ago

Amazing bike ride. I will say that the route for the 11.2 mile loop is not well marked. I would like to see Alltrails add it to their list of options. I will go back now that I have the app on my phone and familiarize myself with the 5.8mile loop then try the 11.2 later. The downhill portion is a lot of fun...be careful with a lot of leaves and debris on the road that you pay attention!!!! Enjoy

hiking
1 month ago

Nice ridge! Take the shortcut on the way back.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike! Loved the creek! Great ridge! 3 of us and the dog.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail. Did the 3.9 mile day loop trail. It rained the last two days so I thought it would be super muddy. It was not! Little bit of ricks and roots. But not overgrown at all and only saw one other hiker. Little slippery when the sky opened up on us, but the canopy was good cover for the most part.

Great challenging trail

hiking
1 month ago

Quick three mile loop that provides a decent work-out. Two or three moderate climbs in both directions. A mix of woods and pastures. Nice addition to the Warner Parks system. The single-track does narrow in a few spots (tall grass), so apply bug spray to ward off ticks.

Very nice place to hike trail was very good on directions

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