Harpeth River State Park

Hiking

At Narrows of the Harpeth, three trails originate at a common trailhead near the park entrance. A half-mile bluff overlook trail includes a steep ascent to a narrow bluff offering hikers a panoramic view of the Harpeth Valley. A half-mile trail along the backside of the limestone bluff leads to the site of Montgomery Bell's Pattison Forge where a small waterfall is all that remains of the iron forge operation. Another half-mile trail connects the canoe launch area to the canoe take-out parking area at the Harris Street Bridge Access Area.

At the Gossett Tract there are two trails. A one mile trail circles a meadow and another one mile trail winds along the river providing a glimpse of Mound Bottom Archeological Site.

At Hidden Lake a one mile trail meanders around and through a wildflower meadow. Another trail offers a half-mile hike through the forest and along majestic bluffs to a small lake with a one mile spur trail ascending to the top of a ridge where the remains of an old marble dance floor are all that remain of a 1940's resort.

Gossett Tract Trail —  2.0 Miles — Natural Surface/ grass — easy
Hidden Lakes Trail — 3.0 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate
Narrows Trail — 1.0 Miles — Natural Surface — Moderate
Newsom Mill Fisherman Trail — 0.2 Miles — Natural Surface — easy
Mace Bluff Trail — 0.2 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult