With the scorching summer heat behind us and crisp fall air settling in, there’s no better time than now to get outside and enjoy all the natural beauty Nashville has to offer. And trust us, there’s plenty of it!
Music City and the surrounding area has an abundance of hiking trails. Whether you’re just up for a brisk walk amongst the trees or you’re ready to tackle a more difficult trail, there’s something for everyone.
These are some of the best day hikes in Nashville to take a gander at the beautiful fall foliage:
- Long Hunter State Park
“The more than 20 miles of hiking trails provide a variety of terrain and habitats and range from pleasant strolls to longer jaunts for the more adventurous. Trails include a self-guided, paved arboretum trail and the five and a half -mile Volunteer Trail that follows the lakeshore.”
- Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
“The hiking trail system of Percy and Edwin Parks includes 9 color-coded trails ranging in length from 150 yards to 4.5 miles…. Trails are open from daybreak until the Park closes at 11 p.m.”
- Harpeth River State Park
“Enjoy the solitude and tranquility of several miles of easy to difficult trails meandering through wildflower meadows, lush forests, and along majestic bluffs.”
- Cedars of Lebanon State Park
“Eight miles of hiking trails meander through the cedar forests and glades. There are four trails in the park where you may catch a glimpse of fox, deer, squirrel, rabbits and turkey throughout the park.”
- Radnor Lake State Park
“The park is day-use only and the more than six miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging and bicycles are only allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs.”
What’s your favorite hiking trail in Nashville? Let us know in the comments below.