Nashville November 30, 2017
7 Of The Greatest Hiking Trails On Earth Are Right Here In Nashville
Finding a great hiking trail can be hard no matter the time of year, but during the wintertime you’re probably ready to find something beautiful and great that will get your blood pumping no matter the temperature. We found seven fabulous hiking trails that are pretty amazing any time of the year, but also perfectly walkable and joggable and hikeable in the wintertime.
1. Richland Creek Greenway
The Richland Creek Greenway winds nearly 4 miles around the McCabe Golf Course in Sylvan Park. The entire path is paved, and it even features the site of the infamous Dutchman's Curve railway accident.
2. Shelby Bottoms
Shelby Bottoms Park in East Nashville is a great Nashville oasis, featuring over 6 miles of paved trails along the banks of the Cumberland River. The main trail connects to the Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge near Two Rivers, where it connects to the Stones River Greenway and continues out to Percy Priest Dam.
3. Peeler Park
One of the most underrated and under-visited parks in Nashville, Peeler Park is at the Southern tip of Neely's Bend in Madison. The Park has 4 miles of paved trails with even more unpaved trails for hiking. The park also features over 8 miles of equestrian trails!
4. Percy Warner Park
Percy Warner Park in Belle Meade is both massive and absolutely stunning. The park (along with the Edwin Warner Park next door) features 9 trails, from the 150-yard Little Acorn Trail for kids, to the 4.5-mile Mossy Ridge Trail that crosses the park's creeks, meadows, and hills.
5. Radnor Lake
One of the more popular hiking spots in Nashville, Radnor Lake certainly lives up to the hype. The lake is surrounded by nearly 6 miles of trails that range from the easy Lake Trail to the strenuous (but stunning) South Cove Trail. Be sure to get there early to find easy parking!
6. Beaman Park
Beaman Park in Joelton is known for its unique wildlife and foliage. The park has three trails, stretching five miles through its Highland Rim ecosystem. The park is known for being dog-friendly, so be sure to bring your canine friends along for the hike.
7. Long Hunter State Park
Located on the East banks of Percy Priest Lake, Long Hunter State Park boasts over 20 miles of hiking trails, one of which is right along the edge of the water. You can even walk the self-guided arboretum trail or visit the Sellar's Farm State Archaeological area that is home to Native American artifacts that are over 1000 years old.
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