60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville: Including Clarksville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, and the Best of Middle Tennessee (Paperback)
Hike near Nashville, Tennessee, on 60 of the area's best trails
The best way to experience Nashville is by hiking it. Get outdoors with veteran Tennessee outdoorsman Johnny Molloy, with the full-color edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville. A perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems, the selected hikes transport you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.
Take in the beautiful wildflowers and magnificent wildlife on the Henry Hollow Loop at Beaman Park. Immerse yourself in history along the Gordon House and Ferry Site Walk, just off the Natchez Trace Parkway. Enjoy a hike with the entire family on Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail, part of the Nashville Greenway system. Challenge yourself with climbs and descents along the Bearwaller Gap Hiking Trail, one of the finest paths in middle Tennessee. With Johnny as your guide, you'll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 spectacular outings
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you're going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing. Whether you're a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Nashville provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Nashville and the surrounding communities.
About the Author
Johnny Molloy is a writer and adventurer based in Johnson City, Tennessee. His outdoor passion was ignited on a backpacking trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park while he was attending the University of Tennessee. That first foray unleashed a love of the outdoors that led Johnny to spend over 4,500 nights backpacking, canoe camping, and tent camping over the past three decades. Friends enjoyed his outdoor adventure stories; one even suggested he write a book. He pursued his friend's idea and soon parlayed his love of the outdoors into an occupation. The results of his efforts are over 75 books and guides. His writings include hiking guidebooks, camping guidebooks, paddling guidebooks, comprehensive guidebooks about a specific area, and books about true outdoor adventures throughout the eastern United States. Though primarily involved with book publications, Johnny writes for varied magazines and websites. He continues writing and traveling extensively throughout the United States, pursuing a variety of outdoor endeavors. Johnny is a Gideon and an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City. His non-outdoor interests include reading, ancient and American history, and University of Tennessee sports.