Explore the most popular Walking 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.

well paved....miles and miles of trail. kind of smelly by the river and a bit heavy foot and bike traffic

Really just a walk and not a hike. Beautiful view of downtown Nashville. Amazing city with amazing music and food.

Fantastic bird activity. Good less traveled area in the early AM.

Nice little 2 mile trail west of Nashville. On the easy side, but gets a bit technical going up the narrow trails around the edge of the lake. There are several bluffs overlooking the lake as well. Follow the signs to Hidden Lake, where you will walk up to the lake at the lower part of the basin. After hanging for a minute, you will circle around to continue on the trail. Be very careful, especially with dogs, as there are some large slabs of slanted rock that a dog will try to cross and could easily slip and fall down the side of the cliff. Navigate around behind them, and continue up around the top of the lake. Not overly challenging, but definitely narrow and a little daunting if you happen to be afraid of heights.

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muddy
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9 days ago

Easy...flat and level but poorly marked and muddy in places. No shade. Great for kids and dogs.

Fairly busy with bikers, walkers, and dogs. But a very nice loop.

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washed out
10 days ago

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muddy
11 days ago

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11 days ago

Nice little hike just outside of Nashville. Get there early if you want to listen to the natural world. It gets busy early.

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muddy
11 days ago

I completely hosed this hike. I had no clue what color blaze to follow and wanted to keep moving. I just got on the paved trail and burned some calories. The only issue was dogs, two unleashed and one that just yapped and yapped. Next time I will know what blaze to follow.

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muddy
11 days ago

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flooded
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11 days ago

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muddy
14 days ago

Great little escape to nature close to the city. Mostly flat with a few short moderate climbs but nothing strenuous. Great views of the lake in the winter but not sure you’d see it well when leaves are on the trees. Small trailhead parking lot - get there early on weekends.

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17 days ago

Really nice trail on our visit to Nashville.

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muddy
17 days ago

trail way flooded up by Kohl's, otherwise great

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muddy
17 days ago

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17 days ago

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22 days ago

Beautiful walk along the river and across the ridge. Muddy but not slippery!

Paved surface walking, running, biking trail that loops McCabe Golf Course. There are multiple trailhead access points. Includes a section of the Music City Bikeway.

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23 days ago

Easy paved surface trail around lake and formal gardens. Construction currently underway so a slight detour.

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rocky
23 days ago

Such a good easy hike! Plenty of places to hop down to the lake. Rocky, but not too rocky. Definitely recommend for a short day hike.

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