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
2 days ago

Perfect long hike outside of town. Next time I will bring lunch and eat at a picnic table at the second trail head/parking lot. Was there on a Saturday and plenty of parking/not crowded. FYI The only toilet I found there was located at the first trailhead when you come off that main road .

the loop was the best part, probably wouldn't do the Ridgeline trail portion again as it was pretty flat and boring towards the end.

hiking
8 days ago

New and we'll maintained path.
Lots of free parking.
One outhouse.
Map of the 3 mile trail at the entrance.
Short paved path which turns into dirt, straw and a little bit of mud after you cross under the rail tracks.
There is a bit of up and down so I'd say this was more easy to moderate. A good little hike though.

Nice day hike.

walking
23 days ago

There is not a whole lot to see besides the woods and some cool wildlife but the trail itself was a great little hike with a nice easy elevation that isn’t to steep or challenging. Perfect for a nice walk with a friend or a run in the woods.

trail running
25 days ago

Loved loved these trails!! I was reading some other posts on this trail and I give this a 5 Star. Ran in rain this early am and trees kept most
If rain out. Trails were muddy, slick and somewhat technical. Loved it! Be happy there’s dirt trails in the city! I travel a lot around the US and dirt trails more than 1 mile are getting hard to find, especially for longer runs. Only thing I would suggest is some signage on the trails. Easy to get lost in there.

This is my “go to” trail. I know it by heart. A good 2.5 mike workout. Great for running when it’s not too crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Peaceful but not necessarily scenic. Two loops. Wide trails.

Nice trail. Walked it with my wife and two kids who are nine and ten years old. A couple hills with some loose rocks but otherwise it is fairly smooth. We saw only a handful of other people that consisted of a mix of families, a couple runners, and a few people walking dogs on leashes.

I like this trail. First time being on it. Love the water scenery.

Not exactly trail running considered it’s paved the whole time, but the bridge at about 1.5 m in is gorgeous to walk across. The river is hard to see the whole time because of the trees and brush so it’s not exactly scenic either.

Will do it again. Enjoyed the ability to choose multiple trails of varying lengths. Trails very well maintained.

Easily accessed trail, was a nice 2.4 mile loop with some great hills. Not really any lookouts or Cool scenic spots by an enjoyable hike. Mildly trafficked.

road biking
2 months ago

It’s fairly easy, makes for a quick, quiet, pretty bike ride to the bridge and back. Whole area is very pleasant.

Great trail for all levels. Even saw two deer cross the path.

This park has a collection of 3 different mini trails. One leads to a waterfall, another up an incline to an amazing view, and another meanders along a river. Very short hikes though. Be mindful of when it rains, otherwise it will be challenging on one of the hikes because of the mud.

Trail is nice if you like walking around in an open field. Very peaceful this time of year (December). We were lucky to see a barge coming down the river and the bluffs on the other side were cool. There are no clear signs or markers where the trails start or split off. It’s hard to know which direction you are going.

Beautiful slice of Mother Nature. Clean, easy trails. Magical for those that like to play around with photography.

No pets policy is stupid. It’s the outdoors, not a hospital or restaurant.

trail running
5 months ago

It's pretty tough if you take a right from the parking lot because about 1/3 of the way through you dip down and then gain all the elevation in one huge climb.
I like the challenge and it definitely gets my heart rate up

trail running
6 months ago

Flat, paved and quiet with a mix of sun and shade, the main trail is easy running. If I lived near it, the trail would be a great path for a daily jog. Unfortunately most views of the river are shielded by overgrown bamboo and shrubs. Also I prefer a bit more variety in incline when trail running. Otherwise a very peaceful place to run!

hiking
6 months ago

Trail looks nice but the other hikers are so rude and loud we weren't able to enjoy the hike. People stand in the middle of the trail to get on their phone so they can record being in nature. Huh? We come to the woods for peace and quiet and this was not it.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

4.1 miles using MotionX-GPS. Good out & back on a hardwood ridge that was part of a logging operation back in the day. A 6 ft. Rat Snake had parked itself perpendicular across the trail. Always nice to see interesting fauna along the way.

No elevation, but love diversity of terrain from lake to cedar forest to rock outcrops to the glades (with Prickly Pear Cactus) to grasslands and more!!

hiking
8 months ago

A great spot if you're looking for something more quiet. I went on a beautiful Saturday in September and saw no one else on the trail. Make sure to bring bug spray. As the trail neared the river I was covered in giant mosquitos. But a great spot for a nice walk with the dog or an easy trail run. Also, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there's a small outdoor bouldering wall next to the nature center!

really boring and not much to see

Great walking trail. Took our dog. Lots of Great Lake views.

Least favorite park in TN. The grass trails all intersect and don't have markers,along it confusing and easy to get lost. The wooded trails are covered in spiderwebs. After an hour wandering around this park, I left covered in chiggers and spiderwebs.

We went to hike the Henry Hollow Loop Trail and when we got to the trailhead there was a Jeep that had just been broken into! We decided to turn around. Be careful!

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