Hiking near Nashville, Tennessee

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Nashville's City Highlights
Nashville's City Highlights
Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1.9 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...
Wilhoite Mill Trail - Henry Horton State Park
Wilhoite Mill Trail - Henry Horton State Park
Chapel Hill, Tennessee, United States (40 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...
The start of the trail 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 (8.9 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...
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 (8.1 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...
The trailhead kiosk Photo
The intersection with the Henry Hollow loop Photo
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Highland Trail - Beaman Park
by CarlNelson on Oct 23, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.3 miles (9.8 miles away)
Beautiful ridgeline hike through the secluded woods of Beaman Park.  The trail begins at Beaman's higher trailhead, which basically starts at the ridgeline level.  The entire trail is forested.  The trail is well-signed and well-blazed.  The Highland Trail intersects and briefly joins the Henry Hollow Loop.  There is a brief split in the trail early on (do both sides).  The gullies and dropoffs are impressive, and catching the last of the fall...
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 (7.2 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...
Radnor Lake - Ganier Ridge, Lake Trail, South Lake Trail
by CarlNelson on Oct 02, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 5.2 miles (7.5 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...
Pinnacle Trail - Hamilton Creek Park
by CarlNelson on Oct 07, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 6.5 miles (9.5 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...
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Radnor Lake - Lake Trail + Garnier Ridge
by latitude11 on Mar 16, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.8 miles (7.3 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...
Volunteer Day Loop - Long Hunter State Park
by CarlNelson on Sep 30, 2011
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles (13.6 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...
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 (9.9 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 Natchez Trace trailhead Photo
Footbridge over Vaughns Creek Photo
Leaving the creek level Photo
Steep trail upwards Photo
Harpeth Woods and Owl Hollow Trails - Edwin Warner Park
by CarlNelson on Mar 07, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.0 miles (10.2 miles away)
The start from the Natchez Trace trailhead is level and follows Vaughns Creek before turning left for an uphill climb.  The trail circles an old stone quarry and then skirts the base of a knob.  It crosses a park road and intersects Owl Hollow Trail.The Owl Hollow Trail circles a steep wooded hollow before rejoining Harpeth Woods.  The trail climbs through a series of switchbacks to cross the park road in a...
Sign at the trailhead Photo
The start of the trail, with Cedar Hill Road visible in the background Photo
The Harpeth River Photo
Leaves and the Harpeth Photo
Narrows of the Harpeth - Harpeth River State Park
by CarlNelson on Oct 30, 2011
Mound Bottom, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 2.0 miles (18.7 miles away)
The trail starts from the parking lot on the north side of Cedar Hill Road at the canoe launch.  It leads south under Cedar Hill Road and slightly above the river level before reaching the junction of the lower trail that goes to the tunnel that powered Montgomery Bell's Pattison Forge and the upper trail that goes to the top of the bluff.  We took the lower trail first.  An interesting sigh...
The Percy Priest trailhead, with the dam visible int he background Photo
Percy Priest Dam Photo
Crossing under I-40 Photo
Trail above the Stones River Photo
Percy Priest to Lebanon Pike - Nashville Stones River Greenway
by CarlNelson on Mar 02, 2012
Gertrude, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 5.8 miles (9.1 miles away)
This greenway, on paper, doesn't have a lot going for it.  It starts right next to a busy interstate, is directly under the flight path for the airport, passes numerous industries including a landfill, and has a trailhead in the parking lot for a strip mall.  Somehow, it all works to make a great path, though--this is how an urban greenway should be done!I started at Percy Priest Dam with impending storms...
Map at the trailhead Photo
The junction of the Mossy Ridge & Warner Woods trails Photo
The loop junction of the Warner Woods trail Photo
Oddly-shaped vine Photo
Warner Woods Trail - Percy Warner Park
by CarlNelson on Nov 19, 2011
Vaughns Gap, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles (8.1 miles away)
Start at the Deep Well trailhead at Percy Warner Park.  A short connector leads to a junction with a sign marking the Warner Woods Trail and the Mossy Ridge Trail; follow the left path for Warner Woods.  The trail quickly splits into the two halves of the loop.  I went right (counter-clockwise), as that seems to be a more gradual ascent.The trail has quite a bit of up and down, but trends...
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Fall Radnor Loop
by tnunley07 on Nov 04, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.8 miles (7.3 miles away)
Our first hike at Radnor trail. We chose the two strenuous routes for some good exercise. A lot of people were going the opposite way as we were, so we will try it that way next time. It seemed to us that going from the West lot up to the Granier Ridge trail first then the South Cove trail back to the West lot, both the trail's ascents were very steep then the...
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Day Loop Trail
by chauncey.bailey on Jul 30, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 3.7 miles (13.6 miles away)
This was my first experience hiking at Long Hunter. I have ridden the mountain bike trails there at Jones Mill, but never done anything on foot. The Day Loop was a pretty easy trail which was well marked and pretty clear. The only real obstacle that I came across was at the split for the Volunteer Trail where there was a fallen tree that I had to climb over but it was nothing strenuous. Next time I...
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Radnor Lake
by ogdensr on Feb 01, 2009
Oak Hill Estates, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 0.0 miles (7.2 miles away)
The trailhead kiosk Photo
The intersection of the loop and there-and-back portions Photo
View of a side creek from the bridge Photo
Bridge over a side creek Photo
Mill Creek Greenway
by CarlNelson on Oct 26, 2011
Antioch, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 2.6 miles (9.8 miles away)
This paved, wide trail overcomes its nearness to noisy and busy I-24 with good creek views and lots of trees.  The loop portion in the south circles several school and municipal buildings, and the northern there-and-back part parallels Mill Creek through fairly thick vegetation.  Multiple bridges add interest.  The northern portion ends rather abruptly, and I believe it's in the city's greenway plans to extend this to Ezell Park, which will be...
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Long Hunter State Park / Day trail
by Rmb4808 on Oct 13, 2013
Couchville, Tennessee, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles (13.6 miles away)