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Bowie Nature Park - Perimeter Trail - 5 mile moderate hike in Fairview

Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, west of Nashville, has nearly 700 beautiful acres of forest, approximately 17 miles of trails, 6 lakes, and several creeks. We will explore 5 miles of trail on the outer perimeter of the Park on this moderate hike.

HIKE STATS:
Meeting Time: 9:30 a.m. for prompt 9:45 a.m. hike start time
Meeting Place: Bowie Park Nature Center, 7211 Bowie Lake Rd, Fairview, TN 37062
Estimated Drive Time (one way): 30 minutes from Nashville
Hike Distance: 5 miles
Estimated Hike Time: 2-3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Hike Leader: Hassan

Join Nashville Hiking Meetup for a trek around the perimeter of Bowie Nature Park. The trails are well kept, they are dirt, rock, and many areas are covered with pine needles. Please note that we may share the trails with mountain bikers and horse riders. Be prepared for mud, potential slippery spots, and several moderate inclines at times. 

Trail map: http://www.bowiepark.org/wp-content/uploads/bowiemap.pdf

Directions to trailhead: 

From Nashville, Interstate 40 west, exit 182 Hwy 96, south to Fairview, west on Hwy 100, 1 mile on right.

From Franklin, TN, North on Hwy 96 to Hwy. 100, west to Fairview city limits. 4 miles on right.

From Memphis, Interstate 40 east, exit 182 on to Hwy 96, south to Fairview, exit west on to Hwy 100, 1 mile on right.

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  • Anne E.

    Another awesome hike enjoyed the new park too 😁

    February 12

  • Lesley F.

    Great hike! This will become a regular park!!

    February 12

  • Kelly S.

    First time to this park. Thanks for leading, Hassan!

    February 12

  • bill h.

    Great hike, Thanks!

    February 12

  • bill h.

    Great hike, Thanks!

    1 · February 12

  • sharon k.

    Never been to this park, looking forward to it on this beautiful spring morning! Wait....it's February!!!

    1 · February 12

  • rosanne

    I will miss. Having sleepless night - going back to bed

    February 12

  • Kelly S.

    10 a.m. tomorrow only 38% chance of rain and it drops off continuously from there!

    February 11

    • Hassan

      If it is not lightning we are hiking.+

      1 · February 11

  • Hassan

    I am happy to announce Nancy Jackson the Bowie Nature Center Park's Program Director will hike with us and she will answer any questions we may have.

    1 · February 9

    • Kelly S.

      That's great news, Hassan!

      February 9

    • rosanne

      If we get quite a bit of rain, I will cancel. Can email in am if cancelling. Thank you

      February 11

  • Chris B.

    Sorry Kelly, I've caught a bug won't be able to make it....Look forward to seeing you again soon

    February 11

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