Heritage Park/Thompson’s Station Park Hike

Nashville, Tennessee

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This hike combines trails at two parks to make one good trek. Start at Heritage Park and wind your way up a wooded ridgeline; then descend to Thompson’s Station Park, where you will follow a gravel track around a more traditional developed park. Climb back over the ridge and join a different path that leads past an overlook, once a Civil War cannon emplacement during the battle of Thompson’s Station. Interestingly, not only does this hike connect two parks, but it also connects two major watersheds. The two parks, Heritage Park and Thompson’s Station Park, are separated by a line of hills known as Duck River Ridge. To the south of the ridge, streams flow into the Duck River, part of the Tennessee River Basin, while streams north of Duck River Ridge flow north into the Harpeth River, a tributary of the Cumberland River Basin.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This hike combines trails at two parks to make one good trek. Start at Heritage Park and wind your way up a wooded ridgeline; then descend to Thompson’s Station Park, where you will follow a gravel track around a more traditional developed park. Climb back over the ridge and join a different path that leads past an overlook, once a Civil War cannon emplacement during the battle of Thompson’s Station.

Interestingly, not only does this hike connect two parks, but it also connects two major watersheds. The two parks, Heritage Park and Thompson’s Station Park, are separated by a line of hills known as Duck River Ridge. To the south of the ridge, streams flow into the Duck River, part of the Tennessee River Basin, while streams north of Duck River Ridge flow north into the Harpeth River, a tributary of the Cumberland River Basin.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: outdoorencounter.org
Local Maps: USGS Spring Hill; at trailhead
Driving Directions: Directions to Heritage Park/Thompson’s Station Park Hike

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