I moved from Florida to Nashville about 6 years ago. The first thing I was looking forward to was actually hiking something taller than a landfill. I have come to love the hikes in and around the Nashville areas, but it has taken some time to really discover some of my favorites without having to go out east to the Cumberland plateau or Smoky Mountains (lots of great day trips and waterfall hikes out there). So here is my curated list of my favorite hikes in Nashville and the surrounding areas. All of these should be less than a one hour drive from wherever you are and are not paved unless otherwise stated. Enjoy the list and hopefully you will get some new ideas to get outside!
This list will includes road trips from Nashville that range from a four to six hours drive away or nonstop flights around two to three hours away. This list would be more of your long weekend stay list, as in a three to four day weekend to get the most out of your efforts. Enjoy some of my favorite weekend getaways.
I love Nashville, but once in a while it’s nice to get out of the hustle and bustle, or really just get away from the crowds and escape the insta-worthy murals for a minute. I have provided my Nashville folks and travelers twelve of my favorite day trips, all within about a 2 hour drive of Nashville and particularly great for outdoor activities, like hiking.