Best Running in Nashville

Looking for the best running in Nashville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Nashville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Explore Port Royal State Historic Park

    The town of Port Royal was established in 1797, one year after Tennessee became a state. This was a major port for flat boats transporting of tobacco and other goods. The Red River was the life blood of the entire region.  Today, the park encompas...

    0.5 miles

  • Explore Dunbar Cave State Park

    Dunbar Cave is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville in Clarksville, TN. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the entrance of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era conc...

    0.5 miles 16 ft gain