Pinkerton Park Fort Granger Trail

Nashville, Tennessee

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Civil War buffs will enjoy this hike that leads to a 40-foothigh bluff above the Harpeth River, overlooking Franklin. Stairs and a boardwalk assist in the hike up the steep hillside to the location of the fort. The fort was constructed in 1863 by Union soldiers. Hikers interested in learning about a Union fort built to pro- tect Franklin during the Civil War will appreciate this hike. The fort is gone, but informational signs tell where buildings were located, the placement of guns, and other interesting data. The fort was an earthwork structure, 781 feet long and 346 feet wide, covering nearly twelve acres. The sentry/observation trail on the edge of the bluff is intact, furnishing a view down the hill toward Franklin. Fort Granger is located on 40-foot-high Figuer’s Bluff, above the Harpeth River over-looking Franklin. This bluff joins the north side of Pinkerton

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"Civil War buffs will enjoy this hike that leads to a 40-foothigh bluff above the Harpeth River, overlooking Franklin. Stairs and a boardwalk assist in the hike up the steep hillside to the location of the fort. The fort was constructed in 1863 by Union soldiers.

Hikers interested in learning about a Union fort built to pro-
tect Franklin during the Civil War will appreciate this hike. The fort is gone, but informational signs tell where buildings
were located, the placement of guns, and other interesting
data. The fort was an earthwork structure, 781 feet long and
346 feet wide, covering nearly twelve acres. The sentry/observation trail on the edge of the bluff is intact, furnishing a view down the hill toward Franklin. Fort Granger is located on 40-foot-high Figuer’s Bluff, above the Harpeth River over-looking Franklin. This bluff joins the north side of Pinkerton"

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Nashville
Distance: 1.1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS: Franklin
Driving Directions: Directions to Pinkerton Park: Fort Granger Trail

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May 2018