Top Adventures in Nashville

  • Hike the Trails at Fontanel

    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 ...

    2.5 miles 229 ft gain

  • Hike around Radnor Lake

    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. Fr...

    2.6 miles

  • Hike the Mossy Ridge Trail

    trail run. You can add extra milage to this hike by creating a loop with the Cane Connector Trail.The trailhead is located behind the kiosk in the parking area. Keep right at the T-junction, following the red blazes.Photo Credit: Michael Hicks

    4.5 miles

  • Hike the Day Loop at Long Hunter State Park

    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. T...

    4 miles

  • Hike and Camp on the Volunteer Trail

    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 wh...

    11 miles

  • Hike the Narrows of the Harpeth

    The Harpeth River State Park has a handful of good trails to hike at the park. One of those trails includes the Bluff Overlook trail. That post can be read here. There are two trails leading to the tunnel waterfall. One is the tunnel trail that's ...

    1.1 miles 249 ft gain

  • Hike the Bluff Overlook Trail

    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 ...

    0.6 miles

  • Run the Springfield Greenway

    The scenic Springfield Greenway meanders along a lush tree-lined creek in northern Springfield, just a half hour north of Nashville. The pathway is paved, flat and smooth, making for easy walking or riding, and has only one street crossing.Parks a...

    3 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike the Hidden Springs Trail

    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 ...

    4.5 miles

  • Explore Stones River National Battlefield

    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 ...

    3.3 miles 85 ft gain

  • Backcountry Camp at the Wildcat Shelter

    Start this adventure by retrieving your backcountry camping permit from the park office. There is no option to reserve a campsite online, so give the staff a call and they'll have it ready upon your arrival. From the office, turn left as if you're...

    2.8 miles

  • Climb at Kings Bluff

    Owned and maintained by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Kings Bluff hosts a wide variety of established routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13 in difficulty. To access this climbing area, you must know the gate combination. Upon arrival, you'll see ...

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