With 1700 acres located in the northwest corner of Davidson County on the highland rim, Beaman Park is one of Nashville’s hidden germs. It is much less frequented than Warner Parks or Radnor, even on the weekends, and thanks to that provides hikers and trail runners with classic Middle Tennessee beauty and uninterrupted silence and solitude.
What Makes It Great
At the Warner Parks and Radnor, you have the urban roar (for better or worse) constantly in the background. At Beaman, you're rewarded for those few extra minutes of driving, with quiet- pure, unadulterated quiet. Just 10 years old, Beaman Park is well-maintained, and situated so that it provides year-round interest. Wildflower hikes are popular in the spring, and in the summer, the trail’s leafy canopy and babbling creek provide welcome shade and respite from the heat.
The Henry Hollow Loop (2.5 miles) provides a beautiful hike or run. Part of it runs along Henry Creek that has little cascades and nice rock formations, before ascending up the ridge to an offshoot of the Highland Trail, which is a 1.5 mile (out and back) ridge walk. The park trails are well designed in a web so that you can make your runs, hikes and walks as hard or easy as you like, with at least seven miles of good exercise. There are significant elevations changes here.
Who is Going to Love It
The park is a great destination for all levels of athletes and outdoors enthusiasts. Amenities such as parking, trash cans, and rest rooms are ample. Beaman Park is a popular destination for trail running with your dog.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Beaman Park is located at Beaman Park Nature Center, 5911 W Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37015. For hours and more info, visit their website.