Explore the most popular birding 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.

hiking
8 days ago

I hiked this trail. I went early so I'd be less likely to interfere with the MTB'ers. I saw 2 actual bikers, and 2 joggers. Hikers, please read the following and take it into consideration. The reason these trails are MTB trails is that there really isn't anything to see and the setting isn't fit for actual hiking. I did this trail because it is a trail I hadn't done, and I'm trying to hike out my area. The trails are pretty narrow, and not really challenging for a hike at all. They are just, for the most part, miles. It's not really worth it unless you're just a completionist nut like me who wants to say they did it. For the most part, besides two pine barrens and an old used tire graveyard, there isn't anything to see.

For people who are going to bike this trail: This trail made me wish I had a bike, not that I could have done the trail. It actually seemed to be interesting and had some spots that looked like they would actually challenge a person on a bike. There's a jump or two in there, but mostly it looks like this trail just hates your quads and hammies if you're on a bike. You guys know, most of these trails for bikes aren't all that special, and when things get dropped by your ilk, no one really ever notices as they fly by. I'd recommend getting with the friends of the park, if there's a group, and cleaning up that mess of a tire graveyard. It just makes you guys look bad.

As far as biking goes, I'd give it a 4 since it looks like it'd be kind of fun. Docking stars for general trashiness of the trail, specifically the tire cemetery. There were 2 downed trees on the trail when I went, so keep your head up, not that you could afford otherwise on this one.

hiking
10 days ago

Nice in town hike but the big surprise was the museum located on the property. It has some great TN history all related to agriculture. Some very nice displays with all kinds of artifacts. In the spring we have to come back to view all the flowers.

hiking
10 days ago

This was my second hike of the year. Even in January the trail was well maintained, and was fun and easy, with not too many people on the trail at once. Moderate is a good rating, as there is enough uphill to get your heart pumping, easy downhill, and enough flat trail on top to get some beautiful views! Nice features along the entire trail, as well. I definitely recommend for anyone looking for a good hike around Nashville!

I really enjoy the great views and proximity to the water along parts of the trail.

Nice easy, wide open hike. Basically flat. Good for dogs. Muddy from yesterday's rain, wear waterproof shoes. Trails poorly marked - download map and have compass. Also, we did the 2.4 mile loop, but you can also extend to 4.

We had a great day walking off the Holidays!!!!!
1300 cals just walking! We took our pups with us and introduced our newest Baby to one our many outdoor passions. Easy walk or pick up the pace and run or ride your bike. Lots of choices......

22 days ago

This is probably the most technically difficult mountain biking area I’ve found in the Nashville area. In fact I bent my wheel pretty badly tweaking it between two rocks on a rocky downhill section. The difficulty can be offset by doing the front side of the park. When you go in the tunnel under the road, that’s the really technical area. I think the front side offers around 5-6 miles of singletrack, the trail on the other side of the road offers another 6 or so I believe.

Christmas Day was a perfect time to take tucker dog and explore

Saw only one other person and felt the spirit of the holiday
Open space and clean crisp air
All good

hiking
28 days ago

No trails just paths mowed by a tracker.

Great trail! Some noise from the traffic on Highway 100 at the beginning if you go right, but much more quiet once you get to the top and come back down.

Nice spot even in winter, very dog friendly and a nice easy hike. Trails are poorly marked but app made it easier to figure out.

Love Bells Bend. Perfect Place to bring your pup. Even if the lot is full of cars you’ll feel secluded. So, so many different paths you can take to vary the scenery - the river, flowers, streams, ponds, wooded areas. Perfect place to run. (Avoid during the beginning of tick season though; encountered tons of this tiny bastards.)

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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!

hiking
2 months 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

2 months 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.

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.

on Harpeth Woods Trail

3 months ago

My favorite trail.

hiking
3 months 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.

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.

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice ridge! Take the shortcut on the way back.

hiking
3 months ago

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

Great challenging trail

hiking
4 months 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.

Good and changes with season. Please correct your app. No dogs/pets allowed.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorite trails

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