Nashville October 08, 2018
7 Guided Hikes Around Nashville Everyone Will Love
Hiking around Nashville is one of the best pastimes in the capital city of Tennessee. Surrounded by hills and valleys, crisscrossed with gorgeous streams and hatched with bridges, this is one of the prettiest locations in the state to experience the beauty of our home state. You can always head off on your own, but these seven guided hikes around Nashville are perfect for folks of all ages – and you’ll learn something along the way!
7. Edgar Evins State Park
The guided fall tours at Edgar Evins aren't for the faint of heart - you'll be traversing eight miles of fairly steep and rocky terrain, so you'll want to make sure you come with a buddy and bring lots of water. Check the events calendar for dates and changes due to weather before you head out on any spare Saturday, though.
6. Rugby State Natural Area
The Rugby Nature Walk is offered this year on October 20, 2018, and it's a fairly easy hike that's filled to the brim with interesting facts about the area and local wildlife. There are also guided hikes every third Saturday of the month.
5. Shelby Bottoms
Shelby Bottoms is located in Nashville and is well known for the nature center and fun play area offered for kids. If you're looking for a guided hike, you can head over for their Full Moon Meander on the evening of October 24, 2018, from 7:30 to 8:30.
4. Beaman Park
There's an off-trail hike offered at Beaman Park on October 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon. Ten miles of trail are going to be added over the next few months, and you'll have the chance to experience the park before they're mapped.
3. Savage Gulf
There is a Savage Gulf Day Loop guided hike that is scheduled for October 13, 2018, and it's great for those who want to learn a little bit about the park and wild natural area alongside their hike. Savage Gulf State Natural Area keeps up an event calendar, so you can register and find details on their official website.
2. Pogue Creek Canyon
The 1.5-mile lightly trafficked loop culminates in a beautiful view and is dog-friendly - perfect for folks who are looking to bring Fido along. A Fall Foliage Hike is hosted throughout the season, so make sure to plan ahead and check the events calendar for the Pogue Creek Canyon Natural Area.
1. Warner Parks
There are guided hikes offered at intervals at Warner Parks, and we'd recommend staying up to date on the Tennessee state website in order to take advantage of the incredible opportunities when they come to pass. These parks are easy to access and gorgeous!
Have you been on any of these guided hikes? Are there any you’d recommend? Leave your thoughts and ideas below in the comments – we can’t wait to hear from you.
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