Best Hikes Near Nashville

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Take a Hike!Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are thirty-six of the best hikes within an hour's drive of metropolitan Nashville that explore a variety of natural areas in Antioch, Burns, Clarksville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. Whether you're in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day hike, or a longer trek, this guide offers plenty to choose from—including Long Hunter State Park, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Barfield Crescent Park, and Old Stone...

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Overview

Take a Hike!Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? Here are thirty-six of the best hikes within an hour's drive of metropolitan Nashville that explore a variety of natural areas in Antioch, Burns, Clarksville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, and Lebanon. Whether you're in the mood for an easy nature walk, a day hike, or a longer trek, this guide offers plenty to choose from—including Long Hunter State Park, Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Barfield Crescent Park, and Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Each hike features:• Full-color photos• A brief route description• Thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included)• A trail map• At-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permitsInside you'll also find Green Tips and information about local lore, points of interest, and the area's array of wildlife.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762759804
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2011
  • Series: Best Hikes Near Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,372,928
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Stelter is the author of five FalconGuides, including Best Hikes Near Houston, Best Easy Day Hikes Austin, and Best Easy Day Hikes San Antonio. He is a columnist for the HCN newspaper group.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 10

Trail Finder 11

Map Legend 14

The Hikes

1 Radnor Lake State Natural Area: Spillway Trail and Lake Trail 15

2 Ellington Agricultural Center: Eagle Trail and Roberts Walk 24

3 Edwin Warner Park: Geology Trail 29

4 Edwin Warner Park: Scenic Road Trail 36

5 Stones River Greenway: McGavock Spring House Trail 44

6 Mill Creek Greenway Trail 49

7 Beaman Park: Creekside Trail and Henry Hollow Loop 54

8 Bells Bend: Poplar Hollow Trail 59

9 Percy Priest Lake: Three Hickories Trail 63

10 Long Hunter State Park: Couchville Lake Trail 68

11 Long Hunter State Park: Deer Trail 74

12 Long Hunter State Park: Jones Mill Mountain Bike Trail 78

13 Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area: Tyler Alley Sykes Trail 82

14 Cedars of Lebanon State Park: Cedar Woods Trail 87

15 Cedars of Lebanon State Park: Cedar Glade Interpretive Trail 93

16 Cedars of Lebanon State Park: Limestone Sink Trail 97

17 Vesta Cedar Glade State Natural Area 104

18 East Flank-Battle of Franklin 108

19 Pinkerton Park: Fort Granger Trail 113

20 Franklin Greenway: Aspen Grove Trail 118

21 Brentwood Greenway: River Park Trail 122

22 Brentwood Greenway: Crockett Park Trail 127

23 Barfield Crescent Park: Wilderness Trail 133

24 Barfield Crescent Park: Rocky Trail 138

25 Murfreesboro Greenway: Cason Trail 143

26 Murfreesboro Greenway: Manson Pike Trail 150

27 Murfreesboro Greenway: College Street Pond Loop 155

28 Stones River National Battlefield: Cotton Field Trail & Boundary Trail 160

29 Stones River Greenway: Fortress Rosecrans Loop 166

30 Murfreesboro Greenway: Thompson Lane to Broad Street 171

31 Bowie Woods: Bowie Lakes Loop 177

32 Henry Horton State Park: Hickory Ridge Nature Loop 183

33 Henry Horton State Park: Wilhoite Mill Loop and Fisherman Trail 189

34 Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park: Mounds Loop 194

35 Clarksville Greenway: Zone C 200

36 Dunbar Cave State Natural Area: Lake Trail and Recovery Trail 205

Nashville-Area Hiking Club 211

Hike Index 213

About the Author 215

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