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Narrows of Harpeth Hike Professional Review and Guide
"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 tunnel that cuts across the bend in the river and panoramic views of the Harpeth River and the surrounding countryside.This is one of the more popular units of Harpeth River State Park. Here, visitors can float the Harpeth River, picnic and fish on its banks, and hike its trails. Start this hike by looking for a sign that reads TRAIL TO NARROWS AT BRIDGE. Head down and past some boulders to a picnic area on the riverbank."
--Johnny Molloy, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Nashville - 4th Edition (Menasha Ridge Press).
Great workout. Not to be taking lightly, but well worth the walk. There are some really nice views here and there through the trees and along the ridgelines.
Great hike in the winter, beautiful mature Beech and White Oaks along the trail. Hiked with a state naturalist that had a lot of knowledge of the area. If you plan on visiting Middle or East Tennessee try to find time to hike this trail.
This is an excellent trail but not for the faint of heart. Lots of wildlife, including 3 honey bee hives on the trail. Took us 5 1/2 hours to complete.
If you walk all the way aroung it is exactly 16 miles. It is a difficult trail.lowest elv. 395 ft highest elv 1400 ft.
A difficult trail. Not so much the ups and downs but the trail surface, the fallen trees, the rock and the poison ivy! Some trail maintenance is needed along the ridgeline. I wish I had the time to do it. Could very easily break an ankle on this one if you arent very careful about your footing! The whole trail is not like this but the section that you have to go tru twice is. Not all bad. Nice views and lost of deer and wild turkey. Was the only one out there so it was very quiet.
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