Nashville May 29, 2018
These 7 Nashville Hiking Trails Lead To Some Incredible Pieces Of History
Did you know that Nashville is full of history? Of course you did – if you didn’t, you either don’t know anything about Nashville, or you have no business being on the internet. Nashville’s history doesn’t just come out on Music Row, on Lower Broadway, and in its many museums. It’s also in the woods and hills in and around the city, right on the many hiking trails that Nashvillians love to frequent. You won’t believe some of the history you can find out there. Check it out!
7. Hidden Lake Double Loop
The Hidden Lake Double Loop in Narrows of the Harpeth State Park is a nice short loop that leads to some incredible scenery. Along the trail, you'll see the ruins of an old house, and the burned remains of a 1900's dance hall that once stood on the spot.
6. Old Stone Fort Loop Trail
Located in the eponymous state park, this trail takes you past all of the beautiful sites the park has to offer. The fort was built by the local Native Americans over 1500 years ago!
5. Walls of Jericho
The Walls of Jericho are right on the border of Tennessee and Alabama, and there are trailheads on both sides of the border. The park is known as the spot where Davy Crockett hunted as a young man.
4. Highland Rim Trail
The Highland Rim Trail follows the historic Natchez Trace as it winds from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi. The Highland Rim section is near Leipers Fork and can be accessed from the historic Gordan House, pictured here.
3. Montgomery Bell State Park
Montgomery Bell State Park, just 45 minutes west of Nashville, is the birthplace of an entire religion! The Cumberland Presbyterian Church's first location is still in the park today, and you can hike right up to it!
2. Cedars of Lebanon State Park
Cedars of Lebanon State Park is one of the most ecologically and geologically diverse locations in the entire country. In fact, it made history as being the only place in the world that has its unique cedar glade ecosystem. Pretty cool!
1. Radnor Lake
Radnor Lake is definitely a popular destination for all Nashvillians, but the historic Valve House in the park is worth visiting and can be accessed by the park's trails. There, you can look at pictures and records of the lake's dam construction in the early 1900's.
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