Old Stone Fort Loop

Nashville, Tennessee 37217

Old Stone Fort Loop

Old Stone Fort Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 include several large waterfalls, rock bluffs, and remnants of mill dams. An interpretive guide and state-park museum enhance the experience."

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"This hike is for those who appreciate history, archeology, rivers, and waterfalls. You will visit the remains of a Native American ceremonial mound. Pass the remains of an old paper mill, and investigate two waterfalls Wildflowers are especially abundant during the spring. The mix of the Duck River and woods creates ideal habitat for many species of birds and animals." Read more

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5/7/2010
Nice, short, 2 hour trail. Not a lot of scenery but it was a clean trail. Recent flooding has damaged foot bridges on the west side of the parkway and much of the trail is covered with debris. The east side was great. Perfect for my first hike of the year.
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3/7/2010
Stay on the east side and double back. The northwest loop is noisy with Trace traffic
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6/17/2006
I only did the Garrison Creek Loop portion of the trail. It was about 3 miles total. Not many hills, though enough changes in elevation to make it interesting. The last portion of the loop has two creek crossings so bring your water shoes. There is also a farm with some Llamas near the end of the loop so you should get some great wildlife photos :) The trail is not just for hikers, but horseback riders as well, so make sure you're ready to dodge.
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1/22/2006
Gorgeous area just south of nashville by about 30 minutes. Fairly easy trail to handle for in-shape runners. Due to the rain and the horse usage, trail ground was very soft making for some tough times. Creek to cross is too big to jump, so look for a log to go over, and then on the way back you can cheat and use the road overpass. Recommend running the trail when it warms up and the ground is more firm. Perfect distance for a solid hour run.
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Trail Information

Nashville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
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Dec 2018