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Fontanel Foot Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 228' 70 m
Descent: -226' -69 m
High: 615' 188 m
Low: 456' 139 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Robbie Melton

This is a pleasant hike along the side of two wooded hills just outside of Nashville.

Robbie Melton

Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Relatively short and clear path with several benches to rest along the way.

Description

Reach this trail from the Multi-use Fontanel Greenway path right from the parking lot and crosses a small creek on a bridge. Up on the hill ahead there are some structures and it is up that hill and behind some of those structures that the dirt trail begins. It is just under 2 miles of intermediate trail set in a shaded woods that offer a serene environment where people and pets can enjoy the scents, textures, and beauty of the outdoors. It starts off with a bit of an incline but then levels out. There is some hiking up and down hills but not too much. I would recommend wearing shoes you're prepared to get muddy. It hadn't rained in several days but I still encountered quite a few areas of the trail with mud I had to hike through. No problem with the proper foot ware though!

Flora & Fauna

There are squirrels, chipmunks, lots of black-capped chickadees, and I heard an owl. I'm sure there were plenty of creatures present that I didn't see too!

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Land Manager: Tennessee State Parks

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Sun shining between trees
Apr 3, 2019 near Nashville, TN

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