Nashville, TN Trails and Parks

Nashville has 87 trails in the vicinity, including 85 hiking trails and 6 for trail running. These trails range from 0.4 to 11.2 miles in length. The most popular trails are Narrows of Harpeth Hike, Old Trace-Garrison Creek Loop and Old Stone Fort Loop. Trails.com member S P. recently completed Long Hunter State Park: Couchville Lake Trail.
  • Wilderness Trail

    17 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This trail, which is the most difficult trail in this entire guidebook, extends along rugged bluffs of the Cumberland River at Cordell Hull Lake. The trail, also known as Cordell Hull Lake Horse ...
    •  6 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail, which is the most difficult trail in this entire guidebook, extends along rugged bluffs of the Cumberland River ...

  • Old Trace-Garrison Creek Loop

    5 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Walk through time on this trek, picking up the original Natchez Trace, where travelers made their way from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville two centuries ago.
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Walk through time on this trek, picking up the original Natchez Trace, where travelers made their way from Natchez, Mississippi, ...

  • Narrows of Harpeth Hike

    5 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike travels along the Harpeth River, passing through an area known as the Narrows. Here, the Harpeth River, in a 5-milelong bend, nearly curves back on itself. Highlights include a man-made ...
    •  1.3 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike travels along the Harpeth River, passing through an area known as the Narrows. Here, the Harpeth River, in a 5-milelong ...

  • Bearwaller Gap Hiking Trail

    5 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This is one of the finest paths in Middle Tennessee. It extends along the wooded and rugged shoreline of Cordell Hull Lake for more than 5 miles, passing waterfalls, old homesites, and rocky ...
    •  6 hours
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the finest paths in Middle Tennessee. It extends along the wooded and rugged shoreline of Cordell Hull Lake ...

  • Ganier Ridge–Lake Trail Combination at Radnor Lake State Park

    4 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike combines the Access, Ganier Ridge, and Lake Trails to create a 2.7-mile loop. The Ganier Ridge Trail has a number of wood- and stone-stepped sections and a more challenging ridgetop ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike combines the Access, Ganier Ridge, and Lake Trails to create a 2.7-mile loop. The Ganier Ridge Trail has a number ...

  • Old Stone Fort Loop

    4 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This is one of Middle Tennessee’s better hikes. You’ll make a loop between the forks of the Duck River, circling around a 2,000-year-old stone wall built by ancient Native Americans. Other features ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of Middle Tennessee’s better hikes. You’ll make a loop between the forks of the Duck River, circling around a ...

  • Cheeks Bend Bluff View Trail

    4 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Explore this recent addition to the Tennessee State Natural Areas holdings, Cheeks Bend. Part of the 2,135-acre Duck River State Natural Area Complex, the trail travels along a bluff overlooking ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Explore this recent addition to the Tennessee State Natural Areas holdings, Cheeks Bend. Part of the 2,135-acre Duck River ...

  • Johnsonville State Historic Park Loop

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Set along the banks of the Tennessee River, this hike loops through an area that was once a town, a railroad, and a Civil War battle site. Now dammed as Kentucky Lake, the hilly terrain along ...
    •  1.8 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Set along the banks of the Tennessee River, this hike loops through an area that was once a town, a railroad, and a Civil ...

  • Fort Donelson Battlefield Loop

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike loops the perimeter of Fort Donelson National Battlefield, on the shores of Lake Barkley. Along the way, it visits a monument, river batteries, troop trenches, and log huts from the ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike loops the perimeter of Fort Donelson National Battlefield, on the shores of Lake Barkley. Along the way, it visits ...

  • MetroCenter Levee Greenway

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This elevated greenway travels atop a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–built levee and provides a pleasant venue near downtown Nashville. Don’t let its urban setting deter you from checking it o ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This elevated greenway travels atop a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers–built levee and provides a pleasant venue near downtown ...

  • South Radnor Lake Loop

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike winds through lush north-facing woods on the southern side of Radnor Lake State Park. The forest is rich with wildflowers in spring, is about as cool as the Middle Tennessee outdoors ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike winds through lush north-facing woods on the southern side of Radnor Lake State Park. The forest is rich with wildflowers ...

  • Dunbar Cave State Natural Park Loop

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike uses two park trails to form a loop. It travels in the woods, along Swan Lake and beside the park’s namesake Dunbar Cave. If the walk doesn’t do enough for your legs, consider adding ...
    •  1.2 hours
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike uses two park trails to form a loop. It travels in the woods, along Swan Lake and beside the park’s namesake Dunbar ...

  • Henry Hollow Loop

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Beaman Park is the setting for the Henry Hollow Trail, a first rate spring wildflower destination. If you visited this park once a week starting in late March, you would see new wildflowers--including ...
    •  1.75 hours
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Beaman Park is the setting for the Henry Hollow Trail, a first rate spring wildflower destination. If you visited this park ...

  • Stones River National Battlefield Loop

    3 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This loop hike traverses many of the interesting sites at Stones River National Battlefield. See earthworks, cannon emplacements, memorials, and cemeteries interspersed into an attractive environment ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop hike traverses many of the interesting sites at Stones River National Battlefield. See earthworks, cannon emplacements, ...

  • Volunteer-Day Loop

    2 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike explores the wilder side of Long Hunter State Park. Follow Volunteer Trail a half mile through the woods and pick up the Day Loop Trail, which skirts the rocky shoreline of Percy Priest ...
    •  2.1 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike explores the wilder side of Long Hunter State Park. Follow Volunteer Trail a half mile through the woods and pick ...

  • Lakes of Bowie Loop

    2 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This loop hike encompasses several short scenic trails of Bowie Nature Park, touring four of the preserve’s lakes. The trails have good footing, are mostly level and wide, and are suitable for ...
    •  1.2 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This loop hike encompasses several short scenic trails of Bowie Nature Park, touring four of the preserve’s lakes. The trails ...

  • Long Hunter State Park: Couchville Lake Trail

    2 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Lake, woods, and tree lovers will appreciate the Couchville Lake Arboretum, which borders the trail. Wildlife lovers will like it too, as they may see deer and waterbirds here. A 300-foot wooden ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.1 miles
    •  Guide

    Lake, woods, and tree lovers will appreciate the Couchville Lake Arboretum, which borders the trail. Wildlife lovers will ...

  • Old Mill Trail

    2 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    The Old Mill Trail traverses the most historic parcel of Henry Horton State Park. The path loops along the scenic Duck River through an area that was once the thriving hamlet of Wilhoites Mill. ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Old Mill Trail traverses the most historic parcel of Henry Horton State Park. The path loops along the scenic Duck River ...

  • Wild Turkey Trail

    2 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Henry Horton State Park’s longest trail, Wild Turkey Trail, makes a loop through a cedar–oak–hickory forest that is fast reclaiming former farmland. You will see old fence lines and woods roads. ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Henry Horton State Park’s longest trail, Wild Turkey Trail, makes a loop through a cedar–oak–hickory forest that is fast ...

  • Hidden Lake Double Loop

    2 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This hike takes place on a recently acquired tract of Harpeth River State Park. It travels through transitioning fields before entering woodland to reach bluffs above the Harpeth River. The trail ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes place on a recently acquired tract of Harpeth River State Park. It travels through transitioning fields before ...

  • Short Springs State Natural Area Hike

    1 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This woodland in Coffee County is one of the best hiking destinations in Middle Tennessee. A well-developed trail system passes by clear streams that form waterfalls as they drop off of the Eastern ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This woodland in Coffee County is one of the best hiking destinations in Middle Tennessee. A well-developed trail system ...

  • Edgar Evins State Park Hike

    1 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This is one of Middle Tennessee’s more challenging trails. Laid out by the Tennessee Trails Association, it offers a rugged hike on land managed by Tennessee State Parks and the Army Corps of ...
    •  4 hours
    •  7.9 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of Middle Tennessee’s more challenging trails. Laid out by the Tennessee Trails Association, it offers a rugged ...

  • Percy Priest Lake: Three Hickories Trail

    1 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This is an excellent hike for families with young children. The interpretive brochure explains a number of sites on the trail that takes you through the woods and karst topography, with its limestone ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.3 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an excellent hike for families with young children. The interpretive brochure explains a number of sites on the trail ...

  • Stillhouse Hollow Falls

    1 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    This waterfall is contained within a Tennessee state natural area of the same name. The 90-acre preserve, designated in 2006, not only protects Stillhouse Hollow Falls, but also significant wildflowers ...
    •  1-1.5 hours
    •  1.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This waterfall is contained within a Tennessee state natural area of the same name. The 90-acre preserve, designated in 2006, ...

  • Warner Woods Trail

    1 Reviews

    Nashville, TN

    Big trees, deep woods, and a good view are all rolled into one hike located less than 10 air miles from downtown Nashville. This loop hike traverses land set aside by Luke Lea for a park near ...
    •  1 hour
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Big trees, deep woods, and a good view are all rolled into one hike located less than 10 air miles from downtown Nashville. ...