Best Hikes Near Nashville  by Keith Stelter

Best Hikes Near Nashville Guide Book

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Nashville  by Keith Stelter
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are thirty-six of the best hikes within an hour’s drive of metropolitan Nashville that explore a variety of natural areas in Antioch, Burns, Clarksville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. Whether you’re in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day hike, or a longer trek, this guide offers plenty to choose from—including Long Hunter State Park, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Barfield Crescent Park, and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Each hike features: • Full-color photos • A brief route description • Thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included) • A trail map • At-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Nashville" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 36.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 36.

This single-track trail leads through rugged karst topography with limestone outcrops and boulders, crevasses, and large sinkholes. Large blocks of limestone make up part of the trail. A vernal pool i ...
Overall, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
This may be the most interesting hike in this guide. It starts out in typical karst topography, with limestone outcrops and sinkholes, and passes a stone wall about 600 feet long and of undetermined o ...
Overall, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
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This is a great hike for bird-watchers and those who enjoy the sight of woods and limestone walls bordering creeks. The trail goes through rugged landscapes, including ridgetops nearly 1,000 feet high ...
Bordeaux, TN - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This is a great hike for bird-watchers and sun lovers. The trail is unique in that the surface is a mowed path, about 15 feet wide. You wind through large meadows and woods and nearly reach the Cumber ...
Bordeaux, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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This hike is for lovers of small lakes, woods, birds, and wildlife. The trail passes fives lakes as it meanders up and down through mixed forests that include loblolly pine, oak, and hickory. Deer are ...
Fairview, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
This hike offers woods, a meandering stream, bridges, and open areas to hold your interest. Several wooden bridges span meanders of the Little Harpeth River and lead to woods or open clearings. Tall h ...
Brentwood, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.8
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This in-city hike offers a variety of changing scenes to pique your interest. Cross over wooden bridges and follow the Little Harpeth River, with its shallow, crystal clear water and gurgling rapids. ...
Brentwood, TN - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.7
This is an excellent hike for families with young children or folks who are curious about cedar glades. Illustrated information signs along the edge of the trail explain the various features and creat ...
Lebanon, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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This is a great hike for those interested in karst topography, with the numerous limestone outcrops and sinkholes adding a sense of adventure. In the spring the areas along the trail are ablaze with w ...
Lebanon, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
This self-guided trail through a limestone sink area is an interesting and educational look at karst topography. It is a good hike for families with young children. Sinkholes and small crevasses provi ...
Lebanon, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.6
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People who enjoy jogging, biking, pushing a stroller, or walking their dog on a paved trail will like this hike. The shaded trail passes by limestone outcrops and boulders, some of which have taken on ...
Ashland City, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.5
This hike will especially appeal to those who enjoy the rare flowers and other plant life found only in cedar glades. The trail passes through small woodland patches and into the barrens, followed by ...
Lebanon, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
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This is a great hike for those who love nostalgia, woods, and lakes. The trail takes you up and down through the woods and around twenty-acre Swan Lake. Near the mouth of Dunbar Cave, go up the stairs ...
Saint Bethlehem, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
This is a great hike for Civil War buffs. Walk the fields where the historic Battle of Franklin was fought on November 30, 1864, and follow Saw Mill Creek, which harbors a beaver lodge. The trail lead ...
Franklin, TN - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The Geology Trail combines portions of the Little Acorn, Nature Loop, and Harpeth Woods Trails so you can experience the best of Edwin Warner Park. A bridge behind the nature center leads to woods fil ...
Bellevue, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
The Scenic Road Trail takes you back to the days when Edwin Warner Park opened in 1927, when touring cars and bus trips were popular ways to see the park. Wind up and down through wooded areas and val ...
Bellevue, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.3
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Flower lovers will want to spend time in the Bicentennial Iris Garden that greets them at the end of the Eagle Trail. Circle a ten-acre meadow, whose eastern portion borders Seven Mile Creek, which is ...
Oak Hill, TN - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
This is a great trail for creek lovers and bird-watchers, as well as families with young children. Bridges, woods, a small wetlands, and Spencer Creek add special interest. Only by passing some office ...
Franklin, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.1
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This is a great hike for geology and nature lovers. The self-guiding Nature Loop goes through karst terrain, with its abundance of limestone outcrops and sinkholes. Some of the sinkholes have short pa ...
Holtland, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
Those who enjoy history, woods, and rivers will especially like this hike. Explore the remains of the Wilhoite Mill, including a driveshaft attached to a large wheel, before continuing along the Duck ...
Holtland, TN - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.9
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