Hiking Near Nashville, TN

Hiking Near Nashville, TN

If spending time outside is your favorite way to vacation or pass the time during a quick getaway, then hiking in Tennessee is the perfect activity. Nashville has many hiking trails for people of all ages and experiences.

5 Popular Nashville Hiking Trails

Whether you are with friends or family, hiking is an excellent way to stay active while having fun. Here are some of the best hiking areas near Nashville to try:

1. Lake Trail at Radnor Lake

Hike around the beautiful Radnor Lake. The 1.35-mile Lake Trail at Radnor Lake State Park is an easy, flat trail for hikers of all ages and experiences. You can take in the scenery and wooden bridges as you walk around.

2. Volunteer Trail Day Loop

Consider visiting the Volunteer Trail Day Loop at Long Hunter State Park for a quick day hike a half hour away from Nashville. The day loop trail is 4.5 miles long and runs along Percy Priest Lake. Enjoy spending a day in the sun while walking through the woods.

3. Mossy Ridge Trail

You can also go hiking right in Nashville. The Mossy Ridge Trail on the lower west side of Nashville is perfect for hikers who like a moderately challenging adventure. The route is about a 5-mile loop with hills along the path. You will see impressive and unique views of the mossy forest areas, an old furnace and more whenever you hike the trail.

4. Montgomery Bell Trail

If you are an outdoor enthusiast who loves long hikes, consider hiking the Montgomery Bell Trail in the Montgomery Bell State Park. The 10.4-mile Montgomery Bell Trail has a little bit of everything, from various terrains and landscapes to historical areas and stream crossings.

You and your family or friends can treasure spending time together during this moderately challenging hike while enjoying the views.

5. Virgin Falls

Thrill-seeking hikers may love trying the trail at Virgin Falls. The 8.7-mile path is full of adventure and perfect for experienced hikers looking for something new. Some of the steep ascents and descents of the trail will require rock scrambling. All the challenges you face will be worth it when you arrive at the Virgin Falls, a waterfall that flows in front of a unique cave area.

Stay at Nashville KOA Resort

You and your family need a place to rest during your trips to the Nashville hiking trails. Enjoy day hiking, then return to Nashville KOA Resort for an evening of relaxation and recovery before your next big hike. Our campground has everything you need to sleep peacefully. Reserve your campsite today! 

After camping with us, check out our sister campgrounds, Gatlinburg East/Smoky Mountain KOA Holiday and Townsend/Great Smokies KOA Holiday, for more Tennessee fun.

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