The 9 Best Hiking Trails 25 Miles From Nashville

The 9 Best Hiking Trails 25 Miles From Nashville

Wednesday, Aug 09 2017

We are fortunate to live in a city where nature is easily accessible without having to travel too far. Our parks offer ample hiking choices, so we rounded up a list of the best trails to get in touch with the great outdoors in our own backyard.

RADNOR LAKE STATE PARK

Stroll the Shore on the Lake Trail at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Photo by @throughmylens_aj

Stroll the Shore on the Lake Trail

Visitors flock to Radnor Lake to see its namesake, so not surprisingly, the Lake Trail is a highly trafficked route.

Stroll the Shore on the Lake Trail
-   .  Radnor Lake State Natural Area   .  Nashville
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Hoof Through Radnor on Ganier Ridge Trail at Radnor Lake State Natural Area
Photo by @monkeytrent

Hoof It on Ganier Ridge Trail

Rated as moderate, Ganier Ridge is the most challenging trail inside Radnor Lake State Park.

Hoof Through Radnor on Ganier Ridge Trail
-   .  Radnor Lake State Natural Area   .  Nashville
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WARNER PARKS

Run Through the Forest on Mossy Ridge Trail at Percy Warner Park
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Run Through the Forest on Mossy Ridge Trail

Clocking in at four and a half miles and rated as moderate, Mossy Ridge is a favorite among trail runners and those seeking a lengthier hike in the Metro Nashville area.

Run Through the Forest on Mossy Ridge Trail
-   .  Percy Warner Park   .  Nashville
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Wander Amongst Trees on the Warner Woods Trail at Percy Warner Park
Photo by @paige_wanderlust

Wander Amongst Trees on the Warner Woods Trail

The two and a half mile loop trail is rated as moderate and traverses some of the most remote portions of Percy Warner Park.

Wander Amongst Trees on the Warner Woods Trail
-   .  Percy Warner Park   .  Nashville
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Hike Up Hills on the Harpeth Woods Trail  at Edwin Warner Park
Photo by @lolaaduff

Hike Up Hills on the Harpeth Woods Trail

The longest trail in Edwin Warner Park covers part of the original Natchez Trace and crosses an old rock quarry.

Hike Up Hills on the Harpeth Woods Trail
-   .  Edwin Warner Park   .  Nashville
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LONG HUNTER STATE PARK

Take In the Lake on the Day Loop Trail at Long Hunter State Park
Photo by @awokendragon

Take In the Lake on the Day Loop Trail

Totaling four and a half miles and rated as easy, the Day Loop trail located in Long Hunter State Park is a popular hike that follows Percy Priest Lake.

Take In the Lake on the Day Loop Trail
-   .  Long Hunter State Park   .  
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Journey to a Campsite on the Volunteer Trail at Long Hunter State Park
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Journey to a Campsite on the Volunteer Trail

Clocking in at 11 miles roundtrip, the moderate Volunteer Trail is the longest trek in Long Hunter State Park.

Journey to a Campsite on the Volunteer Trail
-   .  Long Hunter State Park   .  
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BEAMAN PARK

Hike Along the Creek at Henry Hollow Trail at Beaman Park
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Hike Along the Creek on Henry Hollow Trail

The moderate two mile Henry Hollow loop trail follows the creekside through the southwest corner of Beaman Park.

Hike Along the Creek at Henry Hollow Trail
-   .  Beaman Park   .  Ashland City
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Explore a Remote Route on Ridgetop Trail at Beaman Park
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Explore a Remote Route on Ridgetop Trail

The longest trail in Beaman Park is a moderate out and back path that totals a little over four miles.

Explore a Remote Route on Ridgetop Trail
-   .  Beaman Park   .  Ashland City
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The 9 Best Hiking Trails 25 Miles From Nashville
The 9 Best Hiking Trails 25 Miles From Nashville