Best Hiking Spots Nearby
Edwin and Percy Warner Parks
Commonly referred to as “The Warner Parks,” Edwin and Percy Warner Parks cover more than 3,100 acres of forest and field just 9 miles from downtown Nashville. Both parks are popular amongst the Nashville community for their picnic spots, dog park, hiking trails, athletic fields, and an equestrian center.
Nature enthusiasts flock to observe the wildlife at Radnor Lake. Owls, herons, waterfowl, mink, and otter call this park home. There are also hundreds of species of wildflowers, mosses, fungi, and ferns. If you’re planning on bringing your pet or riding your bicycle, the Otter Creek Road trail is for you.
Located along the Historic Natchez Trace, Timberland Park sits on 72 acres of lush forest and meadow. Visitors can enjoy hiking, bird watching, and wildlife on over three miles of secluded trails. A picnic area is located on-site, as well as a pavilion. Pets are welcome.
Marcella Vivrette Smith Park
Enjoy six miles of trails taking you through the forest and fields past the Ravenswood Mansion in Brentwood. This park is still relatively new to the area, making it a less crowded option. There is no shortage of wildlife on this hike to include sightings of wild turkey, deer, and rabbits.
Take a drive through the scenic back roads to get to this Thompson’s Station park. The park’s Battlefield Trail will take you through 3.4 miles of rolling pastureland and up a grassy hill offering stunning countryside views. Continue onto the woods for more trails that will drop you off where you started. A pavilion is on-site for picnics as well.
Harlinsdale is the ideal family-friendly park. This historic 200-acre farm includes a 4-acre dog park, a 3-acre pond for catch and release fishing, and 5k soft track for walking or running. Bring the kids and enjoy a picnic by the pond, where you can admire the wildlife or walk the dog along the turf track.