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October Family Hikes with Sumner Trails

Whether its camping, caving or other nature activities, it’s important to stay active and get outdoors as a family when you can. The Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails lead hikes throughout the month and are great guides for those that don’t hit the trails often.

Check out one of their outings this month:

Tuesday, Oct. 11 | 10 a.m.

Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a hike at Radnor Lake in Nashville. This 4.1-mile hike is Rated MODERATE. We will hike the lake trail and the Ganier Ridge Trail with a 500 ft. elevation gain. Hiking poles and water recommended. No dogs allowed. Meet at the Walter Criley Visitors Center and west parking area at 1160 Otter Creek Road at 10 a.m. For information and to let them know you are coming, contact David at or 803-634-3470.

Friday, Oct. 21 | 10 a.m. 

Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a 2-mile hike at Batey Farms and Woods in Hendersonville. This hike is rated MODERATE. This location has been preserved for the purpose of creating a passive park. From the parking area near the white barn, we will walk up along the tree line across the open field and into the wooded hillside and then up to the overlook for a gorgeous view. No dogs allowed. Park behind the brick house on the property, next to the barn at 119 East Drive Drive in Hendersonville at 10 a.m. For further info, contact Jenny at 615-517-8185 or

Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 10 a.m.

Sumner Trails Chapter of Tennessee Trails will lead a 3-mile hike on the Warner Woods Loop Trail at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, rated EASY to MODERATE. This hike will include the access trail from the parking lot at the Deep Well trailhead off Hwy 100 plus the loop side trail to Luke Lea Heights overlook, highest point in the park at 922 feet for the great view of Nashville. The trail is in deep forest. The surface is mostly dirt with roots. Walking sticks, sturdy walking shoes and water are recommended. Restrooms are available at Deep Wells trailhead and at the Nature Center, 7311 Hwy. 100. Meet for carpooling at Glenbrook Kroger parking lot, 1010 Glenbrook Way in Hendersonville at 9 a.m. For information or if you plan to meet them at the trailhead at 10 a.m., call/text John at 925-759-0517 or Donna at 925-759-0518



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.