7 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes Around Nashville That Are 1 Mile And Under

There’s no denying it – Nashville is a beautiful city. There are tons of parks in and around the city that are perfect for exploring the great outdoors and even getting some good exercise while you’re at it. Taking long hikes through the wilderness, though, can be tough, especially if you’ve got a full family of young ones in tow. Thankfully, Nashville has plenty of opportunities for families as well. These trails are all short ones, and most are paved, making them great for toddlers and strollers alike. So grab the kids, get out there, and adventure! Here are some of the best hikes in Nashville for families with little ones:

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Address: Percy Warner Park, 50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221, USA
Address: Limestone Sinks Trail, Tennessee 37090, USA
Address: Deerwood Arboretum, 320 Deerwood Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027, USA
Address: Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029, USA
Address: Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA
Address: Percy Warner Park, 50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221, USA
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Best Hikes in Nashville

April 25, 2022

What are some of the best scenic hikes around Nashville?  

Nashville, Tennessee is a beautiful city that doesn’t seem to get enough credit for its otherworldly beauty. While it may be famous for being the birthplace of (and still home to) country music, it gets less attention for its awesome hiking trails. Some of our favorite scenic hikes in Nashville include wonderful gems like the Radnor Lake Loop, which is just 11 miles from Nashville and features a lake of the same name. The trail is a 2.4-mile loop around the lake, and it’s sure to thrill anyone looking for a beautiful – but mostly easy – daytime hike. 26 miles from Nashville you’ll find the Narrows of the Harpeth Trail, which is just 1.1 miles long and considered one of the most beautiful hikes in Tennessee. That one’s great for kids, too! Finally, 24 miles from Nashville, you’ll find the Volunteer Trail Day Loop at Long Hunter State Park. It’s just under four miles in length and features a truly incredible waterfall that’s sure to thrill.  

What are the best-ever easy hikes in Nashville?  

With lots of hiking trails come plenty of options for easy hikes, and Nashville has lots! Some of our all-time favorite easy hikes in Nashville include gems like the River Trail, at Burgess Falls State Park. It’s a trail that leads to the aforementioned waterfall on which you’ll encounter three additional waterfalls along the way: Falling Water Cascades, Little Falls, and Middle Falls. It’s 1.6 miles round-trip and a true delight! For a little added oomph, you’ll see signs for the Base of Falls Trail at the end of River Trail. It’s an additional 0.8 miles of waterfall delightfulness, and it adds lots of extra value to your already-epic day. We also love the Hidden Lake Double Loop at Harpeth River State Park; it’s 1.9 miles long and features a very cute lake surrounded by a delightful little woodsy trail. Finally (but not least!), check out Mossy Ridge and Percy Warner Horse Trail Loop, which is lovely (and not limited to only our equestrian friends). It’s longer, at 7.9 miles, but we think you’ll be so distracted by the scenery that the length feels like nothing at all. 

Address: Percy Warner Park, 50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221, USA
Address: Limestone Sinks Trail, Tennessee 37090, USA
Address: Deerwood Arboretum, 320 Deerwood Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027, USA
Address: Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Rd, Burns, TN 37029, USA
Address: Long Hunter State Park, 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA
Address: Percy Warner Park, 50 Vaughn Rd, Nashville, TN 37221, USA