Rogers Walk Trail at Ellington Agriculture Center

January 24, 2012 in Tennessee Hiking Trails by amylaree

Trails at Ellington Agricultural Center

Trails at Ellington Ag Center

Another sunny winter afternoon, another day on the trails.  This week we stayed very close to home and hit up the Rogers Walk at Ellington Agricultural Center in south Nashville. For a short trail, it offers surprising variety and a relative escape from the city that surrounds it.

  1. Scenery: 2.5
  2. Difficulty: 2.0
  3. Distance: 1.9 miles
  4. Convenience: 5.0
  5. Dog Friendliness: 5.0
  6. Bonus Funtimes: 3.0
Sevenmile Creek at Ellington Agricultural Center

Sevenmile Creek

Scenery (2.5 out of 5.0): The Rogers Walk at Ellington Ag Center provides a little of everything – history, woodlands, streams, open fields and paved roads – all in 1.9 miles.  The trail is well shaded and aside from a brief excursion over a parking lot after you pass by the restored 19th century cabins, it’s mostly a refreshing walk in the woods.

Once down the hill, Sevenmile Creek appears, providing a nice scenic bonus to the trail.  An open field with overhead power lines appears about 2/3 of the way through before re-entering the wooded area that lasts for the majority of the remaining loop.

Difficulty (1.5 out of 5.0): People of all ages and fitness levels were on this trail.  There are a few minor climbs, but the terrain is steady and the paths are well-worn and well-kept.

Woodlands at Ellington Agricultural Center

Woodlands at Ellington Ag Center

Distance: 1.9 miles

Convenience (5.0 out of 5.0):  This trail is in the Crieve Hall area of south Nashville. We recommend parking at the top of the hill in the large parking lot near the horse barns (it is an ag center) and the historic cabins.

Dog Friendliness (5.0 out of 5.0): With easy terrain and creekside access at multiple spots on this 1.9 mile loop, the dogs stayed plenty refreshed and had ample opportunity to cool down when they needed to.

Bonus Funtimes (4.0 out of 5.0): Ellington Agriculture Center is home to a host of museums, ag, archeology and wildlife resources and an Iris Garden cared for by volunteers. The Agriculture Museum hosts family friend events throughout the year.  Just across Sevenmile Creek, there’s another greenway and soccer and baseball fields maintained by the city of Nashville.

History & Hiking: Log Cabins at the Ellington Agricultural Museum

History & Hiking: Log Cabins at the TN Agriculture Museum