Narrows of the Harpeth
Narrows of the Harpeth
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jake_brake2007
Knoxville, TN674 contributions
In planning my route, I noticed Narrows of the Harpeth State Park along the way. I did a little research and discovered that the only icon on the state’s website was a boat ramp. With that being said, I didn’t know what to expect but I didn’t expect much. Boy was I wrong! The view from the bluffs was spectacular. This state park, while it doesn’t offer many picnic areas etc. has tranquil areas along the river to soak your feet in. Who says that a river has to have class 4s? This river can certainly wash the B.S. that accumulates from being in an office cubicle 40 hours per week. I definitely recommend this hidden jewel west of Nashville. Please be mindful that while its only .3 miles to the overlook, the trail is situated on a fairly steep hill.
Written June 29, 2007
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613melissai
Nashville, TN357 contributions
Family
Had a great experience with Tip-a-Canoe! Did the 2 hour float and it was very pleasant. Went with a 3 year old and 6 year old; the whole trip was very manageable.

Definitely pack a cooler with snacks and drinks to put in the canoe.

NOTE: Mention their website to get 20% of your canoe rental.
Written June 8, 2015
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DrPNashville
Mackay, ID4 contributions
Couples
Make sure to take the hidden river trail. We came up on it by accident. What a delight. So quiet. We will go back.
Written April 6, 2015
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Zack W
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Family
Decided to go hiking, was a busy day here (labor day) and I spoke with a park ranger on where to go and park seeing it was my first time here. walking back to my truck after hiking 3 hours here it is coming at me on the back of a tow truck! I did not park anywhere no one else was or blocking traffic plus was directed by a park ranger! Well $200 to get my truck from the tow truck and was specifically told everyone else got tickets but you got towed because you had out of state plates, Well guess what I have lived here in Tennessee for a year and half and pay taxes here. A $200 towing bill at a state park are you kidding me? I have been to 3 different state parks here in Tennessee and never had a problem. Do not go here, they are obviously Money hungry to make money off of you at a state park we pay for with our taxes! Also what would I have done if I didn't see the tow truck leaving the park?! My wallet and phone are in the truck?! I also had two women, a child and my dogs with us. This park should be ashamed! Fun Goers beware and go elsewhere!
Written September 6, 2016
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Larry D
Hendersonville, TN141 contributions
Couples
My wife and I are hikers, not in to canoes and kayaks. This Park gives you your choice of all three. We chose hiking but the folks who were using the canoes and kayaks where all having fun drifting down the River and stopping in at the various sand bars too. The hiking trails are not long. We started at the trail head where you can choose to go one of the three ways. We hiked all three. One took you up to the top of the bluff which gave you a great view of the valley and the river below. This trail would be rated as a little strenuous.The other two took you on short hikes following the river. Both trails were down and out but the scenery was very nice and these two short hike were not strenuous. All three trails, distance wise, would be less than 2 1/2 miles but such pretty views. We went on Sunday the 6th of June, 2015 and the park is well patrolled too. Great time!
Written June 16, 2015
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Hans
Richmond, VA41 contributions
Family
I don't think the trails are longer than 1/2 mile total so if you're looking for a day hike this might not be your place. But if you're looking for a quick hike to a scenic overlook and a pretty cool cave, this is for you. There is a sign that says no swimming and is universally ignored. The water was nice and while it's a bit challenging, the cave is awesome to walk through. Only 25ish minutes from downtown, highly recommend.
Written August 27, 2015
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Calley C
Pennsylvania31 contributions
Couples
This was such a good outdoor experience. My boyfriend was very mad when I actually tipped the canoe!!! When it it very hot, make sure that you wear sun screen and bring water to drink. We could stop along the way when we pleased to take a break and jump in the water! This was one of the best outdoor adventures ever!
Written August 5, 2014
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traveler200
Nashville, TN7 contributions
Always a good canoe or Kayak run. We saw the usual Blue Herons and turtles along the bank, were treated to an 'overflight' by a bald eagle.
Written October 8, 2012
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Barbara S
392 contributions
This is part of the Harpeth River State Park in TN. One can do several water activities here. There is also a great hiking trail that takes one to a historical land mark which is very interesting and educational.
Written November 15, 2020
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@IregularlyEatFood
4 contributions
Family
We canoed the HARPETH Narrows about 4 miles of river; an easy but visually gorgeous trip. We used the Tipa Cano and had great service. Go early for wildlife, lots of turtles
Written July 2, 2019
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