Kick Off Spring In Nashville With These 5 Scenic Hikes Under One Mile
When the chill of winter finally melts away and the days get warmer and longer, the city of Nashville has the chance to get back its first love: the great outdoors. Still, everyone understands how difficult it can be to dust off the cobwebs after spending so much time indoors, so we decided to put together a few short hikes that will get you back in the swing of things. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, after all. If you’re looking to enjoy the lush beauty of a Tennessee spring then you need to get started on these fabulous local spots. Here are some of the best hikes in Nashville for when you’re feeling outdoorsy, but lazy (same):
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Best Hikes in Nashville
What are some of the best kid-friendly hikes around Nashville?
With as many wonderful hiking trails around Nashville as there are, plenty of them are bound to be perfect for the whole family – even those with small children. We have a lot of favorite hikes around Nashville that are kid-friendly. Some of those include the beautiful Hidden Lake Double Loop, at Harpeth River State Park. It’s short and sweet, at just 1.9 miles long, and features views of a small-but-mighty lake. Then, head to the Hermitage Public Use Area and hit the Stones River Greenway of Nashville Trail. That one’s longer and more suitable for older kids, at 5.7 miles long. It’s an easy boardwalk along the river, and one you’ll enjoy enough to want to return soon. The Hungry Hawk Trail at Edwin Warner Park is another good one; that one’s especially brief at just a half-mile long and is both interesting and educational. It’s even got a station for viewing and learning to identify animal tracks! Finally, take the kids to England Park and do the 1.3-mile paved Richland Creek Greenway hike, which travels under the I-40 and parallels Richland Creek. The kids will love it!
What are the best scenic hikes in Tennessee?
Honestly, guys, which hiking trails in Tennessee AREN’T scenic? We live in a pretty stunningly scenic state, and it’s home to hundreds of incredible trails that you can’t miss. There are lots of ridiculously scenic hikes in Tennessee you’ll find yourself wanting to embark on sooner than later, like the epic Laurel Falls Trail at Great Smoky Mountains National Park (which is the most-visited National Park in the USA, by the way). That one is 2.3 miles long and paved all the way to the falls – and these falls are WORTH the hike! Then, wander to Burgess Falls State Park and do the Burgess Falls Trail, another waterfall hike in Tennessee featuring an amazing waterfall. That one’s short and sweet – just 1.1 miles in length. Finally, check out the Honey Creek Loop at Big South Fork National Area. That trail is suitable for expert hikers only; it’s quite difficult but, like the rest of the hikes mentioned here, it’s worth it thanks to its stunning beauty. Want some more ideas? Take a look at this article for some of the best hikes in Tennessee.