Explore the most popular kid friendly 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
10 hours ago

Nice hills for quick but good workout in about an hour. Shady trail. Take the stairs up/down to add a little extra to the workout.

If you enjoy adventurous woodland paths, this is not for you. It was like visiting a farm where they'd used a large mower and had mown paths without any real destination in mind from field to field, then put up an outdoor center, and called those paths, "trails". There are no markers, so you may want to use a map or GPS and bring water on hot days. There is no water around, except the river, which is not accessible or humans or dogs.

Love Percy warner parks

This trail was awesome. Short and sweet, has cool rock formations and a cool little history behind the lake. This honestly felt like moderate difficulty to me, though. The trails aren’t super well marked but it’s still not that difficult to get around.

Great short paved loop. Lots of lake views. Small parking lot but never full. Dog friendly.

1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes in Nashville because it is one of the few here up on a ridge above the river valley. I don’t agree with reviews that are expecting some view grander than you would find in most local parks. It is what it is, and views from any trail are limited to the character of the land. There are some nice views along the trail down hallows and thru tree breaks. It has its own rewards if you don’t go looking for a Glacier Point experience.

Absolutely beautiful! Shaded areas, paved road. Beautiful scenery, all green in the Summer. The smell of earth after the rain is simply wonderful!
Bring water as the heat of the day gets hot and steamy fast.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely my favorite trail in Nashville. The PW Trail is complex enough to get the heart pumping at times, but easy enough so any can do it. I love the scenery and stepping out of the chaos of the city and into the beautiful, plush greenery at PW. Highly recommend this trail to anyone who loves a little challenge and workout!

Fun place to take your dog for swimming since there aren’t a lot of places in Nashville - but be careful - my car got broken into. They won’t let you park in the “secured parking” at the recreation center with a pet so you just have to take your chances. It’s a shame because this is a beautiful place.

Beautiful and secluded getaway. Paved trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the trail with my two boys ages 11 and 8. It was steep at points with a lot of uphill climbs but we were able to do it just fine. Beautiful trail!

No dogs allowed

hiking
1 month ago

Hiking trail only. Easy-moderate

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice addition to the Warner Parks. Parking lot and portable potty are right at the trailhead. Not heavily trafficked this afternoon. We enjoyed this quiet hike. There are a number of large old growth trees and remnants of an old log cabin along the way. I would rank this hike as moderate. Thanks Nashville!

Beautiful trail to escape the city. The main path is paved asphalt and good for children and pets, but you can meander off the path into primitive trails through the woods. You won't get lost because on one side is the Cumberland River (some great views can be found) and the woods always come out into East Nashville. It's all about how far you want to venture. Terrific in fall and spring, tons of color.

hiking
1 month ago

It was a nice walk through the woods but the end was fairly anti-climatic without any grand view. I’d do it again because it’s so close and lightly trafficked but it’s not overly interesting.

interesting. would do again. well marked trail. bridges. some incline.

Good variety of trail. Some incline for challenge. A few bridges. No cool overlook at the end though.

My favorite trail in the area. Nice mix of strenuous and rest stretches (also referred to as the White Trail). Back in your car in exactly one hour. Perfection!

1 month ago

Perfect mix of short, strenuous climbs and rest stretches
(just when you need them). Beautiful setting. You’re back in the car in exactly one hour, and you’ll feel great! Climbing the large stone steps in the main park area, just to get up to the trailhead, are a workout unto themselves.

Great for trail running. Easy hike for kids. Watch out for bikers though. We had a lot of rude bikers just fly past us with no warning. Overall great scenery and peaceful.

I wouldn’t really call it hiking. It’s more of a walk through fields, with a lake. Paths aren’t properly marked and there’s very little visibility (lack of elevation). Also, during the summer the paths have grass that’s tall enough to conceal the snakes, which there are. Better off going to Edwin warner

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is easy and in some places moderate. It traverses through woods and a few fields. There are some uphills and switch backs. Also it seemed like fewer hikers here compared to other surroundings trails (parking lot small with few cars at the time I went). There were two old dilapidated structures (sheds, barns or possibly dwellings). All in all it was a nice hike.

trail running
2 months ago

This is one of the nicest trails I’ve seen in Nashville. It’s paved but there’s plenty of room for running alongside in the grass and there are primitive trails throughout the route that you can venture off into.

Great run!!

Decided to do this trail to get some miles, but only had time to do it once as the park closes at 7 PM. I wasn't expecting much because of the lack of elevation, but I was very pleasantly surprised. What this trail lacks in difficulty or elevation, it makes up for in scenery. I will definitely be back with a camera and enough time to explore all the side trails. Great place to go to get someone else interested in hiking.

Great for dogs or a short weekend trail without having to drive outside the city.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, scenic, great parking. I would have to say it’s more moderate than easy though.

Lovely wooded trail but I’d say it is more moderate than easy.

Easy little hike near the city. Exactly as described.

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