Hike the Bluff Overlook Trail

Tennessee Harpeth River State Park

Added by Bailey Robbins

Nashville has a lot to offer, but natural overlooks are hard to come by. If you're looking for a quiet place with a beautiful view, this 30-minute drive outside of the city is exactly what you need.

From the parking lot, walk up the same road the direction you entered. Just a little up the hill to the left, you will see the trailhead for the Bluff Overlook. It's only about a 0.25 mile hike, but the initial walk up the hill is steep. Once you reach the top, there are several points to sit and look out over the river as it flows through miles of Tennessee farmland and hills.

Pack List

  • Small backpack
  • Camera
  • Book
  • Blanket
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

0.6 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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How to Get There

6 months ago

No walking!!!

You dont have to far to get to anything really. And theres lots of caves you can find, me and my younger brother explored through one cave for like 15 minutes and then crawled our way back for another 15 minutes

6 months ago

about 1 year ago

Amazing View For Short Walk

Check out this spot on the way out of Nashville. Easy to find, great trail and beautiful view.

about 1 year ago

Added by Bailey Robbins

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