Nashville December 13, 2016
5 Picturesque Trails Around Nashville That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking
Hiking during the winter is always a strange thing. Do we fight the cold for a freezing look at the bluffs? Do we yammer our way through the backwoods, searching for frozen waterfalls? Well, the answer to this is a solid YES. Why wouldn’t you?! And why wouldn’t you want to…? If you’re looking to stay close to home in Nashville, we’ve found five beautiful places – some a bit more tame than others – for an afternoon out and about in nature.
1. Shelby Bottoms Greenway
As one of the most popular parks in the Nashville area, Shelby Bottoms is perfect for those looking for either paved walking trails or easy hikes. There are a couple of shoots off the main (paved) trail that offer opportunities for a few moments surrounded by greenery. The learning center at the greenway is also perfect for young children, proffering exciting learning opportunities.
2. Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake is one of the most peaceful places to get away from the hustle and bustle of Nashville. With more than 1200 protected acres and six hiking trails, both you and your loved ones can spend a couple of hours musing over the rustic terrain.
3. Long Hunter State Park
You'll never find Long Hunter State Park crowded. Ever. The best you'll find are a couple of intense trail runners and their buddies, setting PR records. All trails are well marked and very easy to follow, so if you're a newbie this a great park for you.
4. Percy Warner Park
Did you know there are 12 MILES of primitive hiking trails at Percy Warner Park? Open from sunrise to 11pm, Percy Warner Park is one of the most widely traversed trail systems in the Nashville area, with the ease of access and safe facilities making it a prime spot for adventuring.
5. Beaman Park Trails
Beaman Park is definitely for the more experienced hiker, especially in the wintertime. Tucked up in the hills, it proffers high cut trails that hug high ridges and skirt the sides of large embankments. If you're a hiker with a bit of history, Nashville still has a spot for you. Plus, how can you miss those icy pine trees, the beautiful scenery of the quiet?
What a beautiful place you are, Nashville. What a lovely spot. Looking for another lovely place? Check out this spot that looks like Middle Earth!