Best Trail Running in Tennessee

This list represents the most popular trail running in Tennessee. Use this list to plan your next Tennessee trail running trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Brentwood Greenway: River Park Trail


This in-city hike offers a variety of changing scenes to pique your interest. Cross bridges and follow the Little Harpeth River. Sometimes woods and wild honeysuckle edge the trail; other times, socce…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Nashville"
Nashville, TN - Hiking, Road Biking, Trail Running - 2.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Pinkerton Park: Exercise Loop Trail


This wide paved trail serves hikers, joggers, dog walkers, wheelchairs, strollers, and those seeking a fitness trail. It winds between trees, shrubbery, and mowed areas, with exercise stations intersp…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Nashville"
Nashville, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Franklin Greenway: Jim Warren Park Trail


This hike is for those who enjoy the sun and a good exercise trail. The paved multiuse trail weaves along baseball and soccer fields. The hike crosses park roads and parking areas. The trail is whee…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Nashville"
Nashville, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Mill Creek Greenway Trail


This in-city hike is especially convenient for the folks in Antioch. It takes you around Antioch Middle School, the community center, and then along Mill Creek. The shallow, nearly pristine creek and…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Nashville"
Nashville, TN - Hiking, Road Biking, Trail Running - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Bledsoe Creek State Park: Loop and Shoreline Trails


Combine portions of the Loop and Shoreline Trails to see the best of Bledsoe Creek State Park. Small meandering streams border portions of the trail. Covered bridges and a gazebo add interest to the h…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Nashville"
Nashville, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#6. Dunbar Cave State Natural Area: Lake Trail and Recovery Trail


This trail, combining the Recovery Trail and sections of the Lake Trail, is located in the 110-acre Dunbar Cave State Natural Area. Local lore has it that the cave was a favorite location for moonshin…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Nashville"
Nashville, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#7. Edwin Warner Park: Scenic Road Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Bellevue, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#8. Mill Creek Greenway Trail


This in-city hike is especially convenient for the folks in Antioch. It takes you around Antioch Middle School, the community center, and then along Mill Creek. Watch for birds and other wildlife near…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Antioch, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 3 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#9. Pinkerton Park: Fort Granger Trail


Civil War buffs will enjoy this hike that leads to a 40-foot-high bluff above the Harpeth River, overlooking Franklin. Stairs and a boardwalk assist in the hike up the steep, heavily wooded hillside t…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Franklin, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#10. Franklin Greenway: Aspen Grove Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Franklin, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#11. Brentwood Greenway: River Park Trail


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.…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Brentwood, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#12. Brentwood Greenway: Crockett Park Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Brentwood, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.8 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#13. Murfreesboro Greenway: Cason Trail


This paved trail follows the West Fork of the Stones River, which comes in and out of view. Great views of the river can be had from the 500-foot-long pedestrian bridge. The length of the bridge is aw…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Overall, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#14. Murfreesboro Greenway: Manson Pike Trail


This paved trail leads to an impressive pedestrian bridge, about 900 feet long, over the West Fork of the Stones River. The walk along Lytle Creek is both scenic and relaxing. Much of the trail is in…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Murfreesboro, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#15. Murfreesboro Greenway: College Street Pond Loop


This is a great hike for folks who enjoy ponds and the creative use of a landfill, as well as sun lovers. The loop leads to a pond with a small island containing formal gardens, a reception center, an…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Murfreesboro, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#16. Stones River National Battlefield: Cotton Field Trail & Boundary Trail


This is the hike for Civil War buffs. The trail goes through major action sites of the Battle of Murfreesboro, fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863. More than 80,000 troops participated i…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Overall, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 3.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#17. Stones River Greenway: Fortress Rosecrans Loop


Civil War aficionados will enjoy the short interpretive trail and boardwalk that explain the defense of Fortress Rosecrans. Defensive mounds still exist, and information signs tell where cannon sites…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Murfreesboro, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2.3 miles
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#18. Murfreesboro Greenway: Thompson Lane to Broad Street


This hike is for those interested in learning more about the Battle of Murfreesboro. A short out and back on a historic lane takes you to McFadden Farm, where Confederate General Breckinridges troops…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Murfreesboro, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#19. Henry Horton State Park: Hickory Ridge Nature Loop


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…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Holtland, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 2.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#20. Henry Horton State Park: Wilhoite Mill Loop and Fisherman Trail


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…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Nashville"
Holtland, TN - Hiking, Trail Running - 1.9 miles
Published by Falcon Guides