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Harpeth river Hwy 70 to Harris st bridge

Trip Overview

Nice river trip for beginners. About 13 miles. Easy free parking for put in and take out. Take out does have porta potty. Did this for a 2nd river trip for 10 yr old daughter. I typically like to do rivers this popular on weekdays but had to do weekend because of work. It's a nice but water dependent river. I was afraid after not having much rain we would drag a lot. To the contrary we flew through this river. The water was great, even heavy waves in a few sections, which was awesome according to my daughters. It's a long stretch but there are plenty of sand bars to picnic or camp on. Just look for snakes first. We saw 3 on this trip. There is a historical point on the trip about halfway. You can see the tunnel that Montgomery Bell created for his ore mining operation. If you want to take a short trip you can do the 5 mile loop around the bend which only requires 1 vehicle. Or you can dock for a while at the Narrows to hike up to the bluff.(about 1.5 miles) or hike around to the backside of the tunnel. It's a great picture for either one.
  • Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayak Fishing, Fishing, Hiking, Photography
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water
  • Number of Portages: 0
Don't try to go into tunnel.
Bring water.
Rain dependent. Mostly year round.

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