Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Top Spots in and near Murfreesboro

  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    Explore Stones River National Battlefield

    3.3 mi / 85 ft gain
    On the last day of 1862 one of the bloodiest conflicts in the American Civil War started. By the time the Battle of Stones River ended on 2 January 1863 each side had suffered the highest percentage of casualties. For many reasons this was one of the major battles of the Civil War. The Battlefiel...
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  • Lebanon, Tennessee

    Hike the Hidden Springs Trail

    3.5
    4.5 mi
    This trail is a prime spot for anyone who wants to get a simple, but enjoyable walk in the woods. It's very well marked, flat, and can be enjoyed in any weather. Also, it is very dog friendly- Jolene loved it!Starting at the Trailhead across from the parking lot you may go right or left and follo...
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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Volunteer Trail

    4.0
    11.03 mi / 1070 ft gain
    Starting at the Bakers Grove Area parking lot, start hiking on the lovely wood chipped trail. The Volunteer Trail and Day Loop share this first section of the trail. In about .5 miles you will reach a sign and a junction on the trail. Follow the whites blazes on The Volunteer Trail to the right ...
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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Hike the Day Loop at Long Hunter State Park

    4.9
    4 mi
    Park at the Bakers Grove Area and take the newly wood chipped wood chip trail into the forest. Cross a small bridge, snake through a rock garden, and pass a sign indicating you are hiking the Day Loop Trail.There will be orange and white blazes. The orange blazes are for the Day Loop and the whit...
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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Hike around Radnor Lake

    4.0
    2.6 mi
    If you want a break from the city, take an early morning hike around Radnor Lake. Start this quiet trek by arriving at sunrise to snag a parking spot at the East Parking Lot. Walk down Otter Creek Road until you see the Lake Trail on the right. From there, enjoy a 1.4 mile scenic hike through the...
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  • Lewisburg, Tennessee

    Canoe down the Duck River

    4.3
    Start this canoe adventure from Milltown Dam for an easy five-mile paddle down a wide, scenic river. During the warmer months, you will undoubtebly encounter a variety of wildlife, from water to land. Take your time as you float around small islands and rocks, and dock your boat for a quiet picni...
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  • Thompson's Station, Tennessee

    Stephen's Way Trail

    1.94 mi / 377 ft gain
    Stephen's Way Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Thompson's Station, Tennessee.
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  • 661-799 Stone Fort Drive, Tennessee

    Old Stone Fort Trail

    5.0
    2.51 mi / 338 ft gain
    The main hiking trail at this small state park follows the wall of Old Stone Fort which was used by the Native Americans as a ceremonial gathering place. The trail threads through dramatic scenery where you can see the original entrance of the fort which was designed to face the exact spot on the...
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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Mossy Ridge Trail

    4.6
    4.5 mi / 781 ft gain
    The Mossy Ridge Trail offers scenic views of small waterfalls along this 4.5-mile hike in Percy Warner Park. If you're looking for a little longer hike (add 2 miles), you can start at the Nature Center and use the connector trails to join the main loop. This loop is dog friendly on-leash.
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  • Tullahoma, Tennessee

    Machine Falls Loop at Short Springs Natural Area

    4.8
    4.07 mi / 732 ft gain
    The Machine Falls loop at Short Springs Natural Area is a 1.6 mile round trip hike easily followed by white blazes.  It is rated moderate difficulty due to the short, steep descent into a gorge where the falls is located.  The trail is sparsely trafficked; there are usually quite a few people han...
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  • Tullahoma, Tennessee

    Hike to Lower and Upper Busby Falls

    4.8
    2 mi / 275 ft gain
    Short Springs Natural Area is where these falls are located. There is a decent amount of hiking trails that are a nice getaway for a day to hang out at for waterfalls. Put into your gps "machine falls parking." The gps will take you to the exact parking area. The directions go as follows from Nas...
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  • Tullahoma, Tennessee

    Hike to Rutledge Falls

    4.0
    0.4 mi / 3 ft gain
    Find the trail parking area by following your GPS to “Rutledge Falls Baptist Church”. You will see a small parking area on the side of the road across the street from the church. The path to the falls is extremely short with a steep section to climb down to the base of the falls. This trail is on...
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  • Smithville, Tennessee

    Hike to Carmac Falls

    5.0
    1 mi / 90 ft gain
    It is important to note that Carmac Falls is located on the private property of Evins Mill, a resort and special event venue that hosts weddings, conferences and other contractually exclusive events. As such, one must be a guest of the resort in order to access its property and enjoy its trails, ...
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  • Franklin, Tennessee

    Timberland Park Nature Trail

    4.0
    1.07 mi / 118 ft gain
    Timberland Park Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Fairview, Tennessee.
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  • Nashville, Tennessee

    Hike the Trails at Fontanel

    3.5
    2.5 mi / 229 ft gain
    The trailhead is located across from the Woods at Fontanel Music Venue, with the trail leading up and over the ridge behind the Fontanel Mansion and back down by the Woods at Fontanel VIP seating area. Keep in mind that the trails also connect to a mile of paved Metro Parks Greenway for foot and ...
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  • Rock Island, Tennessee

    Twin Falls, Rock Island State Park

    4.4
    0.3 mi / 125 ft gain
    Upon entering Rock Island State Park from the east, the parking area for this trail is located right after the old cotton mill (my friend and I actually ended up getting lost because it is tucked away there quite nicely). The trail that leads to Twin Falls actually starts at the westernmost part ...
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Camping and Lodging in Murfreesboro

Jefferson Springs
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Jefferson Springs

Poole Knobs
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Poole Knobs

Smith Springs
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Smith Springs

Anderson Road
Nashville, Tennessee

Anderson Road

Seven Points (Tn)
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Seven Points (Tn)

Cook Day Use Area
Nashville, Tennessee

Cook Day Use Area

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