Hiking near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Wilhoite Mill Trail - Henry Horton State Park
Wilhoite Mill Trail - Henry Horton State Park
Chapel Hill, Tennessee, United States (24 miles away)
0.7 mile trail near Chapel Hill, Tennessee

This is the shortest trail at Henry Horton. There are some really nice views of the Duck River on this trail -- definitely worth seeing. Also, there are many old artifacts of the Mill still in this area that are visible in the water. Worth checking out!! If you're interested in adding on mileage to this trail, the River Trail continues on 1.5 miles...
Nashville's City Highlights
Nashville's City Highlights
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (31 miles away)
Easy: 17.2 miles, Full day
Nashville's attractions offer history, music, architecture, nature and more.

When people think of Nashville, three things instantly come to mind: hot chicken, history, and music. Food, culture, and entertainment are the common threads connecting this city and its people, so it's no surprise that much of what you will experience on a City Highlights tour of Nashville revolves around food, music, and tours of historical sites...
Barfield Wilderness Loop - Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro, TN
by CarlNelson on Apr 22, 2011
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 2.6 miles (5.0 miles away)
Portions along Stones River were extremely muddy.  Saw many people on the paved portion but no other hikers once past the overlook picnic area.  My favorite part is the "mystery" stone wall atop Rebel Hill.  This is the closest good hiking trail to my office, and easy to reach from downtown Murfreesboro.  Good hike with lots of classic Tennessee scenery and foliage.  Interesting sinks and depressions on the final stretch from Rocky...
Valley View Loop & Rocky Path Loop - Barfield Crescent Park
by CarlNelson on May 11, 2011
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.9 miles (5.0 miles away)
The Valley View Loop starts just down Marshall Knob from the mystery stone wall.  I started at the south terminus of the loop (farthest from the Wilderness Station).  The first part winds through rather level forest before turning left and ascending a hill.  The trail continues until it reaches a cleared and regrown area at the top of a hill, and gets near enough to Shelbyville Pike to hear substantial road noise. ...
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Barfield Crecent
by chauncey.bailey on Aug 01, 2012
Palmer Acres South, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.5 miles (5.0 miles away)
On this hike at Barfield, I did all three trails they have; Marshall Knobs Trail, Valley View Trail, and the Rocky Path trail. I started on Marshall Knobs via the paved walking trail. For some reason this go around the trail was littered with spider webs, and I am not talking the little single webs that go from tree to tree over the trail. I am talking straight up full webs with...
Flat Rock Cedar Glens and Barrens
by CarlNelson on May 05, 2011
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.5 miles (5.4 miles away)
Flat Rock Cedar Glens and Barrens is a natural area jointly managed by the State of Tennessee and the Nature Conservancy.  The hike features exposed-limestone "karst" landscape that are home to a variety of endangered and rare plant species.  The soil covering in the glades is quite thin, leading to fauna more at home in the desert than the hills and valleys of Middle Tennessee.  This is a rewarding, interesting hike that...
Pinnacle Trail - Hamilton Creek Park
by CarlNelson on Oct 07, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles (22 miles away)
As I was hiking this trail, I kept thinking to myself that I can't wait to see the GPS track.  I don't think I've been on as convoluted a trail before--it definitely makes optimal use of the space available!The trail is easy to follow.  The path never crosses itself; it merely passes nearby (obviously within the +/- of my GPS).  Be prepared for a lot of elevation change and back-and-forth.This is really...
Volunteer Day Loop - Long Hunter State Park
by CarlNelson on Sep 30, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles (19.9 miles away)
The Volunteer Day Loop is part of Long Hunter State Park.  In addition to the loop, a camping area can be reached from this trail.  The trail winds through wooded areas and along the lakeshore.  It's a pleasant and rewarding hike featuring great views of Percy Priest Lake.The spur part of the trail leads from the trailhead through relatively flat terrain until it reaches the lakeshore.  From there, I took the north...
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Heading up quickly! Photo
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Percy Warner Park - Mossy Ridge Trail (red)
by latitude11 on Apr 17, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.4 miles (31 miles away)
The Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner is probably more commonly known as the 'red trail' by locals for the red blazes that mark this path. At 4.5 mile-ish, it's the longest trail in the Warner Park system and one of the busiest. The trail boasts plenty of hills, lots of variety, a water feature, a chimney, and several road and bridle path crossings. Definitely plenty to keep you busy for the...
Thompson Lane trailhead Photo
This area used to have lots of trees before tornado damage Photo
View across the Stones River Photo
Passing under Broad Street Photo
Thompson Lane to Cannonsburgh - Murfreesboro Stones River and Lytle Creek Greenways
by CarlNelson on Nov 02, 2011
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 5.4 miles (3.4 miles away)
Murfreesboro's extensive greenway system provides a great getaway in-town for exercise, nature observation, and historical interest.  The greenways provide regular trailheads to fit any timeframe, ability, or interest.The Stones River Greenway begins at the Thompson Lane trailhead, near the Artillery Monument from the Battle of Stones River.  The northernmost portion was tornado damaged a few years ago, and this changed the nature of the trail substantially from one bordered by large trees...
Stones River Battlefield Loop
by CarlNelson on Apr 29, 2011
Mount Olive, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.1 miles (3.5 miles away)
The Stones River National Battlefield commemorates one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, fought from Dec. 31, 1862 to Jan. 2, 1863.  The Union and Confederate casualties numbered more than 13,500.  The two forces fought over the important supply lines offered by both a highway and a railway at this site.As a pure hike, I give it 3 stars: nice variety and pleasant walking that doesn't really present much of...
Deep Well trailhead Photo
At the split of the Mossy Ridge and Warner Woods trails Photo
The loop junction of the Mossy Ridge trail Photo
The spur to Quiet Point Photo
Mossy Ridge Trail - Percy Warner Park
by CarlNelson on Nov 06, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 5.1 miles (32 miles away)
Mossy Ridge (the "red trail" to frequent Warner Parks hikers) is the most challenging in the park, and is extremely popular especially on a day that proved to be the last really good day of fall colors and nice weather of the year.  The Deep Well trailhead is frequently quite crowded on the weekends, and maneuvering to a parking space can take a stroke of luck.  The trailhead is shared with the...
Radnor Lake - Ganier Ridge, Lake Trail, South Lake Trail
by CarlNelson on Oct 02, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 5.2 miles (27 miles away)
Radnor Lake is one of the more popular outdoor areas in Nashville.  It's easily accessible and offers some of the best hiking in the area with a variety of trails for all abilities and ages.I took my two boys (5 and 9) on a lovely fall morning.  We started in the east parking lot and followed the access trail to the Ganier Ridge junction, and headed northeast on it.  The climb up...
View of Radnor Lake from the Road Photo
The beginning of the trail Photo
South Cove Trail Photo
Going up the ridge (hard to tell how steep this is!) Photo
Radnor Lake - South Cove Trail (new!) + South Lake Trail
by latitude11 on Apr 12, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles (28 miles away)
I do. I get excited by the small things. And while the re-opening of a trail that has been closed for 11 months is no teeny-tiny small thing, it's probably a blip that went unnoticed in the radar of most Nashville folks. Needless to say: I'm SO excited that the trail is open!We started from the Nature Center (the Granny White Pike side of the park) which is where I typically prefer...
The trailhead kiosk, with map and information Photo
Trail marker showing the beginner and intermediate bike trails Photo
The connector between the two loops Photo
The other end of the connector Photo
Lakeside Trail - Hamilton Creek Park
by CarlNelson on Oct 25, 2011
Priest Lake Park, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.6 miles (22 miles away)
I did the two halves and connector trail in a figure 8 to cover everything.  Like its Hamilton Creek Park counterpart, the Pinnacle Trail, this one weaves in and around itself repeatedly.  The northern half of the loop is more level than the southern, but the lake views are on the longer southern portion.  Rocks abound on the trail.  This isn't a trail to take without hiking boots.  The trail is marked...
The trailhead at Fortress Rosecrans Photo
Interpretive trail at Fortress Rosecrans Photo
Union earthworks at Fortress Rosecrans Photo
Boardwalk over the earthworks at Fortress Rosecrans Photo
Fortress Rosecrans to Cason - Murfreesboro Stones River Greenway
by CarlNelson on Feb 03, 2012
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles (1.3 miles away)
I started at the Fortress Rosecrans trailhead (accessible via 96 at Old Fort Park).  The trail winds through the earthworks of Fortress Rosecrans, from the Civil War-era Battle of Stones River.  Multiple side paths allow closer inspection of the earthen battlements, and cannon keep watch.  The greenway crosses Overall Street just down from the Lytle Creek Greenway's Overall Street trailhead and passes the playground of Old Fort Park before curving west by...
Mileage sign at the General Bragg trailhead Photo
The College Street trailhead Photo
Along the Battlefield Spur Photo
Crossing under Thompson Lane Photo
Battlefield Spur/North Connector/Pond Loop - Murfreesboro Gateway Trail
by CarlNelson on Feb 22, 2012
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.0 miles (2.4 miles away)
I started at the General Bragg trailhead on the Stones River Greenway.  The path quickly crosses the train tracks to the College Street trailhead and went north along College Street past treelines and some small industry.  The greenway passes under Thompson Lane and crosses College Street onto the Stones River National Battlefield.  A commemorative plaque for the Trail of Tears is just inside the National Park Service boundary.  The paved trail continues...
Near Cason Trailhead Photo
The Stones River Photo
Weir just past New Salem Highway Photo
Neighborhood of large houses on the east bank Photo
Cason to Barfield Road - Murfreesboro Stones River Greenway
by CarlNelson on Feb 07, 2012
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (2.3 miles away)
I hiked this as a there-and-back, starting at the Cason trailhead.  This part of the greenway stays on the west bank of the west fork of the Stones River and passes the confluence of the west fork and the middle fork.  Just past the New Salem Road overpass, a weir forms Sterling Farmer Lake.  The trail stays mostly level, with a neighborhood of large houses visible on the east bank.  Upstream from...
The Gateway Island area Photo
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Along the north leg of the Outer Loop Photo
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Outer Loop/South Connector - Murfreesboro Gateway Trail
by CarlNelson on Feb 23, 2012
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 1.8 miles (2.1 miles away)
I started at the Gateway Island gravel parking area and went clockwise around the Outer Loop.  There were several walkers on the Pond Loop.  After the Outer Loop turns away from the North Connector, there is a slight uphill.  I followed the South Connector along the treeline to Tune Plaza, where there is a bikeway connection (i.e., over surface streets rather than non-vehicular greenway) to the Manson Pike trailhead.  The South Connector...
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Radnor Lake - Lake Trail + Garnier Ridge
by latitude11 on Mar 16, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles (28 miles away)
The title of this trip really is: "When I'm angry, I walk fast."18:31 pace for just over an hour to cover 3.78 miles with 1000 ft elevation gain/loss. I'd really meant this trip to capture the Lake Trail and the Garnier Ridge Trail. The first mile is on the road and technically part of the Lake Trail. The Ridge lasts between miles 1 and 3, and the last .78 is the Lake Trail...