25 Apr Take A Hike with E&A
Are you single in Nashville and looking to get out with other singles to take in some beautiful scenery while getting a bit of exercise? Well, look no further! We do a hike somewhere every single month with our members!
Here’s a list of some of our favorite trails to tackle that aren’t too far a schlep from Music City proper.
- Couchville Lake Trail at Long Hunter State Park: This 2.1 mile trail takes about 1.5 hours to complete. Lake, woods, and tree lovers will appreciate the Couchville Lake Arboretum, which borders the trail. Wildlife lovers will like it too, as they may see deer and water birds here. A 300-foot wooden bridge crosses the lake and affords great photo ops. Many short out-and-back paths lead to the lake’s edge and several ponds that border the trail.
- The Trails at Fontanel: Three miles of wooded trails wind through a forested setting of the historic Whites Creek Valley offering a quiet, serene escape for enjoying nature. These trails are dog friendly, with sensory points installed by MARS Petcare along the way. The trailhead begins across from the Woods at Fontanel Music Venue and extend up and over the ridge behind the Fontanel Mansion and back down by the Woods at Fontanel VIP seating area. The trails also connect to a mile of paved Metro Parks Greenway for foot and bike traffic with plans to expand even further.
- Edwin Warner Park Geology Trail: This 2.3-mile trail takes about 1.5 hours to complete. The Geology Trail combines portions of the Little Acorn, Nature Loop, and Harpeth Woods Trails so you can experience the best of Edwin Warner Park. A bridge behind the nature center leads to woods filled with a variety of hardwood trees, and another bridge over Vaughn’s Creek offers good photo ops. Climb up the limestone outcrops to the high point of the hike, an abandoned quarry that is the turnaround point.
- Richland Creek Greenway: The Richland Creek Greenway is a multi-use trail that connects the neighborhoods of Sylvan Park and Cherokee Park with the shopping centers, entertainment areas and schools along White Bridge Pike via three access spurs. The greenway makes nearly a complete loop around McCabe Park, and a 1-mile portion of it follows the railroad tracks between White Bridge Pike and Cherokee Road. Rail history buffs will want to stop at the White Bridge Road trailhead, where there is a historical marker for Dutchman’s Curve, the site of the Great Train Wreck of 1918, one of the worst rail accidents in the county’s history.
- Shelby Bottoms Greenway: The Shelby Bottoms Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs along the Cumberland River in East Hill section of Nashville. Numerous unpaved trails loop through the forest and open spaces throughout the Shelby Bottoms area. The main trail is 4.5 miles, one way, while additional spur trails increase the mileage to 6.4. The primitive trails add another 6 miles to the trail system within Shelby Bottoms.
- Hendersonville’s Warrior Trail: Also great for biking! The Warrior Bike Trail is located on Saundersville Road in Hendersonville near Hobby Lobby. There is an estimated 1.5 miles of trails that can be accessed by people of all ages.
- Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail in Murfreesboro: Barfield Wilderness Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Murfreesboro, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
- Fiery Gizzard Trail: The Fiery Gizzard Trail is a 12.5-mile-long one-way trail that connects the Grundy Forest and Foster Falls. Hikers may observe nature, swim in Fiery Gizzard Creek, see spectacular rock formations, cascading streams, waterfalls, rocky gorges, panoramic overlooks and lush woodlands. This trail has been rated by Backpacker magazine as one of the Top 25 in the country and should not be missed!
- Stones River Greenway at Percy Priest Dam: The Stones River Greenway is a multi-use trail that runs from the Cumberland River to the J. Percy Priest Reservoir at Nashville Shores. Much of the trail runs parallel to Stones River and provides access to several communities and parks along the way, including the skate park at Two Rivers Park. The Stones River Greenway also connects to the Shelby Bottoms Greenway at the Cumberland River by the dam.
- The Garrison Creek trailhead at Natchez Trace Parkway: This is a moderate hike. Dogs on leashes are welcome! This forest trail is 1.6 miles, and we recommend taking advantage of this hike in the fall fully appreciate the beautiful changing leaves.
The above is just a taste of the hikes we love, and we are always adding new trails! We would love for you to join us!
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