Gorgeous Middle Tennessee is loaded with rivers, streams, ridge tops and hiking trails, but with little ones you probably want an easier hike. No prob! Here are 5 beautiful hiking trails meant for easy strolling, oohing and aahing. Enjoy.
- Little Acorn Trail, Percy Warner & Edwin Warner Parks 7311 Hwy 100, Nashville | 352-6299 A 150-yard loop, rated easy, begins 200 yards from the Main Trail Head located on the Nature Center grounds. Other "Easy" trails here include the Hungry Hawk, the Cane Connector Trail and the Harpeth River Greenway.
- Otter Creek Road Trail at Radnor Lake 1160 Otter Creek Road, Nashville | 615-373-3467 This is the only trail at Radnor Lake that allows leashed pets while offering beautiful views of the lake and surrounding hills. Hike on Otter Creek Road Trail, a 2.5 trail along Radnor Lake, extremely popular with dog owners, so keep that in mind.
- Day Loop Trail at Long Hunter State Park 2910 Hobson Pike, Hermitage, 37037 | 615-885-2422 (Baker Grove Trailhead)If you love water, the Day Loop Trail is a great place to visit for a healthy hike with kids and the dog. The 4-mile trail courses along the J. Percy Priest Reservoir with frequent scenic views, and only a few steep grades.
- Hidden Lake Trail at Harpeth River State Park 1640 Cedar Hill Road, Kingston Springs | 615-952-2099 Hidden Lake Trail is surprisingly delightful and nearly 2 miles long, winding to a small lake overlook. It's easy but unpaved. Several stops along the way allow breaks for little feet.