Top Adventures in Burns

  • Backcountry Camp at the Wildcat Shelter

    Start this adventure by retrieving your backcountry camping permit from the park office. There is no option to reserve a campsite online, so give the staff a call and they'll have it ready upon your arrival. From the office, turn left as if you're...

    2.8 miles

  • Hike the Bluff Overlook Trail

    From the parking lot, walk up the same road the direction you entered. Just a little up the hill to the left, you will see the trailhead for the Bluff Overlook. It's only about a 0.25 mile hike, but the initial walk up the hill is steep. Once you ...

    0.6 miles

  • Hike the Narrows of the Harpeth

    The Harpeth River State Park has a handful of good trails to hike at the park. One of those trails includes the Bluff Overlook trail. That post can be read here. There are two trails leading to the tunnel waterfall. One is the tunnel trail that's ...

    1.1 miles 249 ft gain

  • Hike the Mossy Ridge Trail

    trail run. You can add extra milage to this hike by creating a loop with the Cane Connector Trail. The trailhead is located behind the kiosk in the parking area. Keep right at the T-junction, following the red blazes.

    4.5 miles

  • Hike around Radnor Lake

    If you want a break from the city, take an early morning hike around Radnor Lake. Start this quiet trek by arriving at sunrise to snag a parking spot at the East Parking Lot. Walk down Otter Creek Road until you see the Lake Trail on the right. Fr...

    2.6 miles

  • Hike the Trails at Fontanel

    The trailhead is located across from the Woods at Fontanel Music Venue, with the trail leading up and over the ridge behind the Fontanel Mansion and back down by the Woods at Fontanel VIP seating area. Keep in mind that the trails also connect to ...

    2.5 miles 229 ft gain

  • Climb at Kings Bluff

    Owned and maintained by the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Kings Bluff hosts a wide variety of established routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.13 in difficulty. To access this climbing area, you must know the gate combination. Upon arrival, you'll see ...

  • Explore Dunbar Cave State Park

    Dunbar Cave is located 60 minutes northwest of Nashville in Clarksville, TN. Dunbar Cave is the most prominent of several caves located in this designated natural area. In the entrance of the cave, square dances, radio shows, and big band era conc...

    0.5 miles 16 ft gain

  • Explore Port Royal State Historic Park

    The town of Port Royal was established in 1797, one year after Tennessee became a state. This was a major port for flat boats transporting of tobacco and other goods. The Red River was the life blood of the entire region.  Today, the park encompas...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike to Stillhouse Falls

    This waterfall is a fun short hike that can be done quick, or a nice place to hangout for the day in your hammock to read a book! From Nashville, take I-65 south and take the Saturn Parkway toward Columbia. Turn right on Hwy 43 and proceed about 2...

    1 miles 236 ft gain

  • Run the Springfield Greenway

    The scenic Springfield Greenway meanders along a lush tree-lined creek in northern Springfield, just a half hour north of Nashville. The pathway is paved, flat and smooth, making for easy walking or riding, and has only one street crossing.Parks a...

    3 miles 20 ft gain

  • Hike to Rattlesnake Falls

    Rattlesnake Falls is a little difficult to find. The old way to the falls was by asking permission to cross through someone's property. There was a lot of no trespassing sign. Instead, you can park on the side of the highway, where there is a larg...

    1.4 miles 256 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Harpeth River Bridge Campground (Tn)

      Overview The relaxing family friendly atmosphere at Harpeth River Campground will have campers wanting to return as often as possible. Harpeth River Bridge Campground is located about 10 miles nort...

    • Ashland City, Tennessee

      Right Bank Recreation Area

      Overview The relaxing family friendly atmosphere at Right Bank Recreation Area will have campers wanting to return as often as possible. Right Bank also known as Cheatham Dam is located about 11 mi...

    • Ashland City, Tennessee

      Lock A

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    • Hurricane Mills, Tennessee

      Buffalo / I-40 / Exit 143 KOA

    • Nashville, Tennessee

      Nashville KOA

    • Nashville, Tennessee

      Anderson Road

      Overview Anderson Road Campground is a lakeside oasis in the green hills of Tennessee, providing campers with countless recreational activities on the lake and in the surrounding woods and grasslan...

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