Are you a semi-hiker? Someone that loves to get out in the gorgeous outdoors, but aren’t married to the idea of spending miles and miles alone with your pack? Whether you’d rather a shorter hike or just something easier with the kids, we’ve got just the list for you – take a look!
13. Henry Hollow Loop - 2 miles
Beaman Park Natural Area is a bit out of the way, but a beautiful oasis if you live in a Middle Tennessee city.
12. Gossett Tract Trail - 2 miles
Take a visit to Harpeth River State Park and this two mile trail and all its Tennessee beauty will be waiting for you.
11. Creech Hollow Trail - 1.7 miles
Montgomery Bell State Park offers up Creech Hollow Trail, marked with fine greenery and waterways that are sure to get your heart pounding.
10. Scenic Trail - 3 miles
We love Mousetail Landing for their plethora of hiking options for every level.
9. Cub Lake - 4 miles
Natchez Trace State Park packs a punch with our longest hike on the list, but you'll hardly notice if the weather's nice.
8. Spring Creek Trail - .5 miles
There supposed to be a town under the water at Mousetail Landing, but we're just concerned with the gorgeous hiking opportunities.
7. Stinging Fork Segment - 3 miles
Hike the Cumberland trail for a couple of miles and you'll be more than ready to head home and remember the beautiful scenery with fondness.
6. Tree Identification Trail - .3 miles
If you're visiting Big Cypress Tree State Park, you'll want to take the tiny ones on their short little identification walk. It's great, and super educational!
5. Cedar Forest Trail - 2 miles
Cedars of Lebanon is located a solid half hour outside of Nashville, but the views and shortness of the hike will make you feel like you're in heaven.
4. Ridge Top Trail - .5 miles
Burgess Falls State Park is perfect for a tiny hike that truly packs a punch. Check out their website for other options.
3. Azalea Springs Day Loop - 2.6 miles
Check out Bill Hill Pond State Park if you're ready for a couple of miles in heaven. It's not too strenuous, and your kids will love it.
2. Laurel Falls - 2.6 miles
This stunning little hike takes you on a snarled two and half mile hike, perfect to breathe in some fresh air and get your mind off the week.
1. Clingmans Dome - 1.3 miles
As the highest point in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, this is a great spot to bring mediocre hikers. Be careful, though - it gets steep.
Check out Tennessee state and national parks for comprehensive answers to safety questions, necessary supplies and parking options. These spots are seriously amazing, and we hope you get your hike on REAL soon!