Trail Rating Criteria

February 20, 2010 in Tips & Recommendations by amylaree

Guidebooks provide readers with pretty good overviews of the trails, but sometimes they miss a few things, so this blog is here to highlight some trail aspects that we think are worthwhile.

Ratings are based out of a 1 to 5 scale, with 1 = Lameville and 5 = Awesometown.

    1. Scenery:  Views, special features and whatnots.
    2. Difficulty:  Noting any especially difficult spots or issues.
    3. Length:  mileage
ezrability

Ezra O. Avid hiker, keen human walker, master territory marker.

  1. Ezrability (the Dog Friendly Factor): As a dog owner, I’ve also found that certain trails are much more dog friendly than others, which we learned the hard way after an my 90 lb mutt, Ezra, had a solid freakout session in the middle of a suspension bridge at Fall Creek Falls.  Ezrability rates the dog friendliness of trails and highlights any notable features or problems.
  2. Convenience:  Based on distance from Nashville, TN and highlighting any issues with roads or directions.
  3. Bonus Funtimes:  Extra good times, activities & good eats that are along the way.